Epic Mickey 2 is now an official project. The full title of the game is Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, and it will launch for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii platforms. The game will feature drop-in and drop-out co-op as player one controls Mickey alongside Oswald. Oswald will be played by AI if a human counterpart is not willing or able to join the fray.
The game will also feature full voice acting. Even further, the voice acting will be tuned up for this title to be a musical.
Warren Spector, the main mind behind Epic Mickey (along with games like Deus Ex and Thief), talking about this sequel being a musical briefly with AP:
“I’m such a geek about musicals…I love the co-op and next-gen stuff, but for me, when a character breaks into song, which they do on a regular basis in this game, it’s magic.”
As weird as “musical” and “game” sound together, if there were one title with the capacity of filling both needs, it would be Epic Mickey 2. Disney has always had a penchant for wrapping great fiction up in musical form, and the best cartoon flicks that a lot of us remember growing up with met both of those standards regularly.
Spector also went on to address what most would consider the biggest problem with the original game, the camera:
“We’ve had a team working on the camera from literally the day we finished the first game…They’ll be working on it until the day we ship the second game. (There have been) over 1,000 specific changes made to the camera. Our goal is that you will not have to touch the manual camera controls even once to play through the main story path of this game.”
If this upcoming game is indeed a musical all the way to the core, I find myself more excited than I thought I would be. As more comes for Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, we’ll have it.