Epic Mickey 2 now has two studios working on the multiplatform game.
Two studios are better than one as Epic Mickey: The Power of Two goes multiplatform this year
Epic Mickey: The Power of Two releases later this year, and the studio is getting a helping hand as they look forward to a multiplatform release.
The studio behind the original Epic Mickey – Junction Point – will be joined by Blitz Games. Blitz Games have previously worked on Yoostar 2 for the Xbox 360 and PS3.
The news comes via email from Disney themselves. In the statement Disney said “Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is being developed much like a feature film.” Disney also said that Blitz Games would be contributing to development, but there is a single focus on the direction Epic mickey 2 is being developed in.
Warren Spector reveals details
Epic Mickey 2 is coming out this year and the brains behind the series – Warren Spector – revealed details last week on a variety of features in the sequel and the improvements to be expected.
The first major detail was that Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two will include voice actors, and will be a musical. This is a major change from the original Epic Mickey as there were no voice. The narrative will be taken along with with musical periods in CG cutscenes.
Other details were that Oswald the Rabbit will now be a playable character in the game. Along with that, the sequel will feature a new co-op mode with include drop-in and drop-out support (which is no doubt possible due to the title coming to the Xbox 360 and PS3). The characters differ as Mickey has his paintbrush and thinner, while Oswald has a remote control that can control electricity. Undoubtedly the two have to work together, though there was no word on whether there will be exclusive areas that can only be accessed in co-op.
It was also revealed that players will once again have to make choice throughout the game that influence the direction. Spector also said the music change depending on the decisions made.
The much-maligned camera was also confirmed to be improved, removing issues such as the camera locking into place.
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two releases this year.