Epic Mickey 2 – The Power of Two Review Event
My writer Jess and I had the opportunity to check out Epic Mickey 2 – The Power of Two on Tuesday at a Press Event at the Disney Grand Californian Resort. We had so much fun checking out the game and meeting some of the creators and designers like Warren Spector! See a picture we grabbed of Warren below.
One of the highlights for me was Oswald the Lucky Rabbit is now voiced by the famous voice artist Frank Welker. I remember Frank from when I was little on a little show called the Transformers! Another really cool feature of the game the inclusion of some of your favorite classic Disney Characters. I don’t want to really spoil the surprises but let me just say you will LOVE seeing all your favorite characters from a long ago.
Here are some game details!
In “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two,” gamers will play as Mickey Mouse and for the first time ever, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Walt Disney’s first cartoon star, in an all-new adventure of creativity and discovery.
Created by industry luminary Warren Spector and Disney Interactive’s Junction Point game development studio, “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” returns the franchise to the Wii™ system from Nintendo,
as well as expanding it to new HD consoles including the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and the Wii U™ system.
“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. But for the first time, Mickey and Oswald will join forces as true partners – Mickey with his magical paint brush that wields paint and thinner, and Oswald with his powerful remote control that allows him to command electricity. This new co-op play combined with enhanced in-game physics will further enhance the idea that “PlayStyle Matters” – a unique approach to gameplay pioneered by Warren Spector where players dynamically tackle different challenges in order to explore all possibilities and storylines, but with consequences for their chosen actions.
- Available across multiple platforms including Wii, Wii U system, Xbox 360, the PLAYSTATION 3 system and PC/MAC, players will enjoy HD graphics that showcase the vibrant game world. The game will also feature full support for the PlayStation Move.
- Wii U system players will utilize the Wii U™ GamePad to view a fully detailed, real-time map of Wasteland with waypoints and markers to help guide them through the game and complete the different quests and side-quests. Players will also be able to use the GamePad to access sketches and activate them to use in-game for a more immersive experience.
- Players can play as Oswald in drop-in, drop-out 2-player co-op mode with “The Power of Two” evident as Oswald participates in Mickey’s adventure every step of the way.
- All in-game characters—most notably Oswald The Lucky Rabbit whose voice will be heard for the first time ever—are fully voiced by the official voice actors of those characters.
- Players will experience Disney’s forgotten characters and attractions in all-new levels and further explore levels from the original “Disney Epic Mickey” game, but now changed, impacted by world-changing events that have shaken Wasteland apart. New 2D levels based on classic Disney animated films and shorts will offer compelling puzzle-based, platforming gameplay.
- Players will enjoy an original game story co-written by award-winning American comic book writer, Marv Wolfman, and Junction Point.
- The storyline will feature a variety of new and returning characters that will further immerse players in Disney’s rich history while adversaries familiar and new will challenge players.
- “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” is the first video game that can be described as a “musical,” where at various points during the adventure characters will express themselves and advance the plot by bursting into song. All songs feature original Disney-inspired music and lyrics. Players will also hear tunes and instrumentation that change based on their personal choices, which will ultimately allow each individual to “conduct” their own unique soundtrack.
Check out this video from the game:
Epic Mickey 2 – The Power of Two releases on November 18th, 2012. Stay tuned for more details, images, and review here on Chip and Co!
Publisher: Disney Interactive
Developer: Junction Point, Blitz Game Studios, Heavy Iron
ESRB Rating: E with Cartoon Violence
Launch Date: November 18, 2012
Players: 1-2 player
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, Wii U, PC/MAC