January 3, 2012
Epic Mickey 2 has been announced in a Disney newsletter.
The newsletter was first spotted by Stitch Kingdom. The sequel to the Wii-exclusive original is due for release in 2012.
In addition, a survey previously released by Disney representatives reveals that the game could be coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in addition to Wii and that it will contain an all-new co-op mode. In that mode, one player controls Mickey, who will once more wield his enchanted paintbrush, while the other player controls Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, who can fly a helicopter and use electricity to fight enemies and solve puzzles (as rabbits are often inclined to do).
The survey in full reads:
"Disney Epic Mickey 2 is the latest game in the critically acclaimed Disney Epic Mickey videogame series. In this all-new action-platforming game available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii, Mickey embarks on an epic journey and is pulled back into a world filled with Disney's forgotten characters. Players can choose to play single-player as Mickey or for the first time players can also choose two-player split screen mode. In the two-player mode one person can play as Mickey wielding magic paint and paint thinner to dynamically change the world and the second player can play as Oswald the Lucky Rabbit - Walt Disney's first cartoon star - with the power to fly like a helicopter and use electricity to fight or friend enemies and solve challenges. Team-up and choose your path to save this forgotten world because the choices you make will alter the story and change the end of the game!"
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