Disney Interactive took to the E3 floor to announce that Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two will go on sale November 18 in the U.S., just in time for the gift-giving season and a couple of weeks later than rumored.
In the action-adventure game, players take on challenges featuring some of the most famous characters and intellectual property in the world.
One level, for example, has Mickey Mouse and Oswald join forces for the first time to overcome obstacles inspired by the Academy Award-winning 1937 Silly Symphonies cartoon, “The Old Mill.” That classic short was directed by animator Wilfred Jackson, a pioneer in the art of setting animation to music.
In another level, players must battle a giant animatronic dragon modeled after the Pete’s Dragon Float from “The Main Street Electrical Light Parade” and rendered as the game’s “blotworx” style.
As in Disney Epic Mickey, Mickey Mouse has a magical paint brush that allows him to wield paint and thinner, and Oswald has a desireable remote control that allows him to command electricity.
The game is developed for Wii, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 by Disney Interactive’s Junction Point, led by its president and legendary creative director Warren Spector. A related game for Nintendo 3DS is also under development by DreamRift, in collaboration with Junction Point, under the title Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion.
Disney Epic Mickey – official site
Junction Point – official site