Mickey Mouse will finally meet-up with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, as Disney Interactive today announced Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two will ship this fall featuring both characters. Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is in development for the Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii — and a Wii U version is likely as well, given Disney’s note that the game is in development for “new HD consoles including” the Xbox 360 and PS3. There’s only going to be one other HD console out there this fall: the Wii U.
You can pre-order the game from Amazon using these links:
- Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two for Xbox 360
- Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two for Nintendo Wii
- Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two for PlayStation 3
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. The game 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 allows him to wield paint and thinner, and Oswald with his powerful remote control that allows him to command electricity. This new co-op play further enhances 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.
Staying true to Disney’s rich musical heritage, “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” is the first video game that can be described as a “musical.” At many points throughout the adventure, characters will advance the plot by expressing themselves in song, with all-original music and lyrics. In addition to this distinctive musical approach to storytelling, players will hear tunes and instrumentation that change based on their personal choices, ultimately allowing each player to “conduct” their own unique soundtrack. Disney Interactive has enlisted the help of Emmy award-winning composer James Dooley and noted lyricist Mike Himelstein to create these musical gameplay elements.
The magic of Disney will not only resonate through the game’s musical numbers, but also through the introduction of authentic Disney Character Voices talent who provide player direction through genuine character dialogue. In “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two,” all characters — most notably Oswald The Lucky Rabbit whose voice will be heard for the first time—will communicate by speaking to the player.
Development for Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is being led by Warren Spector and Junction Point.