The Epic Mickey 2 floodgates are officially open! Just days after confirming that the game is on its way to Wii, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this Fall, Disney Interactive and Junction Point Studios are ready to saturate the landscape with Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two screenshots. For good measure, they've also thrown in the game's very first trailer.
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two finds Mickey back in Wasteland, the run-down, bizarro-Disneyland from the first game, but this time he won't be alone -- and neither will players. Oswald the Lucky Rabbit joins Mickey on this adventure, allowing a second player to drop-in or drop-out at any time. Cooperative play is a great feature that the first Epic Mickey was sorely lacking, but it's hardly the only noteworthy addition to the new game.
Despite the pride Junction Point Studios took in Epic Mickey's graphics, many players longed to see the game on more powerful hardware -- a wish that will finally be granted with The Power of Two. As evidenced by the bevy of Epic Mickey 2 screenshots below, the new game hues closely to the aesthetics of the original, but the extra resolution makes all the difference.
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As reported by Shacknews, Blitz Game Studios (Yoostar 2) is handling the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of The Power of Two, while Junction Point Studios once again focuses on the Wii. Answering one of the lingering questions about the game, Epic Mickey 2 will support (but not require) Move on PlayStation 3, though Kinect hasn't made the cut for the Xbox 360 version. A Disney spokesperson explains why.
"Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is a multiplayer action adventure game with platforming elements that require precision and control. Kinect isn't the ideal user interface for a movement-heavy game. A Kinect Epic Mickey game, set in Wasteland, is an interesting idea but it would be a completely different game."
With that in mind, take a look at the debut trailer for Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two.
While the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Epic Mickey 2 may have the market cornered where graphical fidelity is concerned, there are still reasons to consider the Wii edition -- namely, some cool controllers. As reported by Joystiq, prototypes of Wii-specific Epic Mickey 2 controllers have been produced: a Wii Remote that looks like Mickey's magical paintbrush and a Nunchuck that resembles Oswald's remote control. Neither has been officially announced for retail just yet, but that shouldn't stop you from checking out the photos of them below.
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Ranters, now that you've seen much more of the game, what do you think of Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two? Do you have any concerns about how it'll play on a standard controller? Do the HD screens look as good as you hoped? Let us know in the comments below.
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two releases this Fall for Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3.
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