EPIC MICKEY 2 – BEHIND THE SCENES
SO EPIC, SO MICKEY… TWO
Disney Interactive and Junction Point just released this all-new behind-the-scenes video for Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, featuring game designer Warren Spector and the team behind the game, as they reveal and discuss new game features and their work on the upcoming sequel to Epic Mickey. High-Definition, full speech, and a cinematic approach set the stage for this reunion of Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in what promises to be both an enchanting adventure and a delight to the senses. The game centers on the bond between the two main characters and lets players play as Mickey or Oswald, each equipped with “complimentary and contrasting” skills, ideal for co-op, and uniquely suited to tell a story that is suitably both adventure and art. According to Spector, “One of our goals has always been to make a game that is WORTHY of the DISNEY NAME… We wanted this game to FEEL like a Disney FILM.”
BEHIND THE SCENES OF EM2:
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, officially announced on March 21st of this year, is set to launch in September 2012. It is a Platformer/Action-Aventure game and the follow-up to Epic Mickey (2010). It will be available for: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, and PC. Additionally Epic Mickey: The Power of Illusion being made exclusively for Nintendo 3DS, also launches late this year.
EPIC MICKEY 2 TRAILER:
ADDITIONAL EM2 GAMEPLAY FOOTAGE:
EPIC MICKEY 2: THE POWER OF TWO – OVERVIEW
The game is set in a place called the Cartoon Wasteland (or simply “The Wasteland”). It’s a stylized, drawn world of discarded and lost art and cartoons. The Wasteland was created by the sorcerer Yen Sid (from Disney’s Fantasia and the Kindom Hearts game series) for “things that have been forgotten.” As with the first game, the world is heavily based on the Disney theme parks and is populated by obscure and neglected characters, those all but lost from Disney.
“The game is set some time after the original Epic Mickey. The Mad Doctor, whom Mickey defeated in the first game, mysteriously returns to the Wasteland, despite having been supposedly blown up in the first game. He claims to have realised the error of his ways, and offers to work with Oswald The Lucky Rabbit and the other residents of Wasteland to repair the damage recently caused by earthquakes in order to make amends.
Giving him the benefit of the doubt, Oswald agrees. However, not long after accepting the Mad Doctor’s help, the Wasteland begins to suffer even more damage than before. Becoming suspicious that the Mad Doctor is not keeping his side of the bargain, Gus the Gremlin, Oswald’s friend and advisor, and Ortensia, Oswald’s girlfriend, decide to contact Mickey Mouse, who saved the Wasteland in the first game, to ask for his help. They do so, and Mickey, climbing through the same mirror that he ventured through in the first game, retrieves his magical paint-and-thinner-spraying paintbrush from Yen Sid’s workshop, after having it confiscated at the end of Epic Mickey. With Gus’s help, Mickey returns to the Wasteland to assist in uncovering the truth behind the Mad Doctor’s supposed reformation, teaming up with Oswald along the way.
The two later discover that the Mad Doctor has been using his offer of help as a premise to release his new creations “Blotworx” (a mixture of the Blotlings and Beetleworx from the original Epic Mickey) into the Wasteland. Realising his mistake, Oswald proceeds to assist Mickey in taking down the Mad Doctor once again.”
EPIC MICKEY 2 – BEHIND THE SCENES,