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Preview: Epic Mickey 2: The Power Of Two

by Retired Blogger on ‎10-25-2012 09:19 AM - last edited on ‎06-19-2013 03:36 PM by Administrator

 

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Mickey Mouse is one of the world’s most iconic fictional characters, yet, surprisingly, he has never really been a popular video game character. In 2010 Disney and Junction Point Studios, led by legendary game designer Warren Spector (of Deus Ex fame), addressed this by successfully reinventing Mickey as a modern video game hero in their Wii-exclusive game, Disney Epic Mickey. Along with bringing Mickey Mouse to a new generation of gamers, Warren Spector also brought back one of Walt Disney’s first, and forgotten, cartoon characters, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.

 

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While Epic Mickey did very well just on the Wii, Disney and Junction Point have decided to bring out the sequel, Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, on almost every platform under the sun (it will be available for the Wii, Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360, PC and Mac). The camera issues that plagued the first game have been addressed, and Epic Mickey 2 is built around co-op gameplay, with either a friend or AI controlling Oswald to help you achieve objectives together. On the Playstation 3 Move support has been added, and the Wii U version will included GamePad-specific features, such as the second screen being used as a map. The game now also features full voice-acting, and dialogue written by legendary comics writer Marv Wolfman.

 

Last week Warren Spector was in Toronto to promote Epic Mickey 2, and you can check out my videos below of his informative, behind-the-scenes presentation at Digifest, gameplay showing off the co-op mode, and an interview with Warren - one of the most engaging and passionate people in games.

 

Videos:

 

Disney Epic Mickey 2 Special Presentation with Warren Spector & Marv Wolfman

 

 

 

 

Gameplay demo with commentary by Warren Spector

 

 

Interview with Warren Spector

 

 

Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two will be available on November 18th, and you can pre-order the game from Future Shop now and get a FREE Exclusive Epic Mickey 2 SteelBook.

 

 

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Journey to the wilds of Wasteland and rescue a dying world in Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two. Step into the shoes of Mickey Mouse and his sidekick Oswald the Lucky Rabbit as you embark on an epic quest to restore Wasteland to its former glories. Along the way, you'll run into a host of Disney favourites and journey through a host of Disney-themed locations.




 

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Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two returns Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit to Wasteland, an alternate world filled with 80 years of forgotten Disney characters and theme park attractions.


 

 

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Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two returns Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit to Wasteland, an alternate world filled with 80 years of forgotten Disney characters and theme park attractions.


 

 

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Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two returns Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit to Wasteland, an alternate world filled with 80 years of forgotten Disney characters and theme park attractions.


 

 

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Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two returns Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit to Wasteland, an alternate world filled with 80 years of forgotten Disney characters and theme park attractions.


 

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