According to Game Informer, Disney announced a sequel to their popular, million-selling Wii adventure game Epic Mickey in a newsletter, possibly before they intended too, as the information was put up on Disney site StitchKingdom.com, then quickly taken down once word got out. Thankfully, some fans managed to copy the info and get some box art on the upcoming multiplatform title before it was taken down.
Epic Mickey 2 is once again being developed by Warren Spector’s Junction Point studio, and unlike the Wii exclusive original game, will be available for all three current home consoles. The title will also add in co-op play, with the second player taking the role of Mickey’s sometimes-friend/sometimes-rival Oswald the Rabbit. The announcement stated that the two characters would have very different abilities — Mickey retains his ability to shoot out paint or thinner to alter the game world, while Oswald will be able to use his rabbit ears to fly like a helicopter, and will also be able to control electricity for some reason.
The original Epic Mickey was a solid, adventure/platformer hybrid with some great ideas that was marred by an absolutely terrible camera system and some odd design choices (some sidequests couldn’t be completed once you left a certain area,) so I’m glad to see that Warren Spector and his team are getting another chance at getting Epic Mickey right, because there’s a whole lot of a potential in the concept.
No release date was announced for the game, but it’s safe to assume that it’ll come out sometime during 2012. As stated earlier, the game is coming out for Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii this time, so nobody has to miss out on Mickey’s latest adventure.