Junction Point has officially announced a sequel to Disney Interactive’s Wii Exclusive Epic Mickey today, confirming (while quashing) earlier rumours.
The game is set for release this Spring for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii, Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two will see Mickey Mouse returning to the Wasteland. Unlike the first game, characters will not only speak this time around, there will be a fully voiced musical in the game. The music will change based on how the player proceeds through the game.
“I’m such a geek about musicals,” Warren Spector said “I love the co-op and next-gen stuff, but for me, when a character breaks into song, which they do on a regular basis in this game, it’s magic.”
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two will also feature co-op gameplay; one player will control Mickey who will use his trusty brush with magical paint and thinner. Player two will play as Oswald the Lucky Rabbit who has the power to wield electricity with a remote control.
Spector also confirmed the camera system will be given an upgrade, with over “1,000 specific changes to the camera” with the goal of not having the player to think about the camera at all while playing through the game.
A specific release date will be announced at a later date.