An introduction to Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
Michael Plant is chief editor and writer of gaming ezine and blog GamesCatalyst.com, as well as editor of 'The Independent'’s games review printed in the Saturday supplement 'Information'. Established in February 2011, Games Catalyst endeavours to bring its unique brand of fact and satire to the videogaming community and, in tandem with 'The Independent', hopefully turn a few non-believers on to gaming while we’re at it.
Wednesday 16 May 2012
Take an exclusive behind the scenes look at the making of the Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two video game. Meet some of the key people behind the creation of the game, and get a deeper understanding into the core gameplay features, mechanics and storyline.
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. For the first time, Mickey and Oswald will join forces as true partners with co-op play on offer throughout the adventure.
'As a life-long Disney fan, working with Mickey Mouse in the original Disney Epic Mickey was a truly humbling experience,' said Warren Spector, creative director and vice president, Junction Point. 'Millions of fans fell in love with Mickey as a video game hero and I know they'll experience similar emotions when they get to interact with and actually play as Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.'
Disney's influence will not only resonate through the game’s music, but also through the introduction of authentic Disney voice talent too as even Oswald speaks for a first time. The game will even contain musical interludes as characters advance the plot by expressing themselves in song, with all-original music and lyrics in the most quintessential of Disney ways.
'In the first Disney Epic Mickey title, fans embraced Mickey as a true video game hero and welcomed Oswald back into the Disney family with open arms,' said John Pleasants, co-president, Disney Interactive Media Group. 'Now, as the vision for the franchise advances, fans and gamers across all platforms will experience completely new ways to embrace the immeasurable vault of Disney characters and attractions.'
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two returns the franchise to the Nintendo Wii, and marks a debut for the series on Xbox 360 and PS3.
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