Though the time span between when Epic Mickey 2 was teased and now has led us to believe that the title was going to be sitting on Disney's back burner for a while, a new event invitation suggests otherwise. According to the invitation, Disney and Warren Spector (Creative Director on the first Epic Mickey) will be showing off a new "epic project."
Not much is known about this Epic Mickey 2 event — or what we presume to be an Epic Mickey 2 event — besides its date (March 27th). The assumption is that, based on the secretive nature of the event, Epic Mickey 2 won't get a full reveal until a couple days later, but fans of the first title should keep a look out for news starting on the 27th.
Despite failing to hit the mark that most gamers anticipated the game would when it was teased back in 2009, the Epic Mickey property still has a lot to offer in terms of interesting gameplay mechanics, and nostalgia-packed storytelling. And with both the Xbox 360 and PS3 also supporting this sequel, there opens up a wider swath of gamers who might be willing to give the game a chance.
Still, I wouldn't be surprised if Epic Mickey 2 bares a striking resemblance to its predecessor — only with HD graphics and support for the Move and Kinect. Disney's games have always toed the line between family friendly title and broader appeal, but if Epic Mickey 2 is going to be a bigger success a wider audience than the first one needs accept it.
Are you excited for another Epic Mickey? How should Epic Mickey 2 improve over its predecessor in order to be more successful?