The newly announced Epic Mickey 2 is a multiplatform title, although the leading console for the development effort is still the Wii home console from Nintendo, and the team working on the series would like to also bring the first title to a larger group of players via a High Definition port.Speaking to Game Informer, Warren Spector, who is the main developer working on The Power of Two, stated, “I will tell you I desperately want to do it, and other than that I have no comment at this time.”
He added, “I just think it would be cool for people to see where the story started, so we’ll see. We sold many millions of copies of on just the Wii, and being on the Wii was great. It was a perfect way to reintroduce Mickey as a hero in video games.”
The first Epic Mickey was created by Junction Point studios and published by Disney Interactive during 2010 and allowed the player to control the well-known cartoon character as he tries to bring life and color back to a world made up of both known and obscure characters from various cartoon movies.
Disney said that Epic Mickey had managed to sell more than 1.3 million copies during its first month on sale, which is a solid number for a third-party published Nintendo Wii title.
Reviewers praised the game for its art and its sense of place, but have mostly criticized the way the camera was used and the limited gameplay mechanics.
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two will include both voice acting for all the main characters and musical numbers and will further explore the history of various Disney-made franchises.
The new game is set to appear on the Wii, the PlayStation 3 from Sony and the Xbox 360 during the fall of this year.
It’s not clear whether a version of the game will also be offered on the new Wii U console from Nintendo.