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[12 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Interactive Reports $216 Million Loss

Disney Interactive, the media giant’s game division, posted a $216 million loss for its full year and fourth quarter, which ended September 29. It was the only unit within The Walt Disney Co. that did not see a profit.
Despite the loss, it was an improvement over the $308 million dollar loss the company reported this time last year. Disney attributes the improvement to the continued focus on the division’s social games presence.
The hit came on the console side, as a result of lower console sales overall because of the limited …

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[24 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Interactive Releases Oswald Vignette for ‘Epic Mickey 2’

Disney Interactive has released a game-play vignette in anticipation of their upcoming game Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two.
The latest vignette features Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, and allows fans to learn a bit more about Oswald’s backstory and his abilities in-game. Narrated by creator Warren Spector, the short clip will whet would-be players’ appetites for the official launch of the game.
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two will be released November 18 for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and PC/Mac. A Wii U version is currently in development.

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[14 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
On Oswald the Lucky Rabbit’s Birthday, New Merchandise Previewed and Lost Cartoon Screened

Editor’s Note: We welcome back guest writer Cari Keebaugh for this fun and informative look at Walt Disney’s original mischevious masterpiece, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit!  Take it away, Cari!
Turning the venerable age of 85 hasn’t slowed down Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. It seems only fitting that, during the week of Oswald’s birthday, Disney released information about new Oswald merchandise and a long-lost Oswald cartoon was recovered, restored, and screened.
On September 5, 1927, Oswald debuted in his first cartoon, “Trolly Troubles.” Oswald is essentially Mickey Mouse’s older brother, as Walt Disney …

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[20 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
New Behind-the-Scenes Featurette Released for ‘Epic Mickey 2’

In anticipation of the game’s upcoming release, Disney Interactive released a new featurette this week that focuses on the creation of the highly anticipated Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two.
In the new featurette, the game’s characters and their development are discussed, as well as some looks at new characters that players will be introduced to for the first time in the game. The video features interviews with the creative team behind the game, including creator Warren Spector, who explain what went into their creation of the game and give …

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[11 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
Release Date Announced for ‘Epic Mickey 2’

The sequel to the highly anticipated Epic Mickey – Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two – finally has a release date!
Says Warren Spector, creative director and vice president, Junction Point:
Our fans have told us how eager they are for a sequel to Disney Epic Mickey and I’m happy to be able to reveal the launch date for Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two. I think players are going to be excited by the new areas of the game being revealed at E3 where they …

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[1 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
‘Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion’ Plot Details Released

Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion, set in the world of Epic Mickey, is currently in development for the 3DS alongside Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two. While we know that the 3DS game will be essentially a sequel to the classic game Castle of Illusion, few details have been announced regarding specific plot points.
Now, Disney has gone into a little more depth with what gamers can expect to see when Power of Illusion debuts.
According to a media report, the game will return players to the Castle of Illusion only …

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[2 Apr 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
‘Epic Mickey 2’ Coming to PC and Mac

We already know that, unlike it’s predecessor, Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two will be coming to the Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and 3DS in addition to the Nintendo WII. Now, however, it has been confirmed that the sequel will also be coming to the PC and Mac!
Developer Junction Point didn’t divulge any details about the PC and Mac-specific version of the game, but did confirm that these versions are currently in development. How this musical game will work on a computer we can only speculate, but we’ll be …

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[22 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
‘Epic Mickey 2’ Coming This Fall

All of the rumors regarding a sequel to Epic Mickey are true, as sources have just announced that Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two will be released sometime this fall.
Acknowledging his mistake with the previous Epic Mickey, the sequel to the title will feature Disney characters that not only speak – but sing, as well. In fact, Warren Spector, the game designer behind both games, has already tapped voice actors to be part of the cast.
Says Spector:
I’m such a geek about musicals. I love the co-op and next-gen stuff, …

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[2 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
Epic Mickey 2 Rumored to Be Released on Multiple Consoles

Sources have reported a rumored leak that Epic Mickey 2, the sequel to the popular Wii game Epic Mickey, will be released on multiple consoles. While the leak came from the Disney newsletter itself, the newsletter has since been intercepted and taken down.
According to  media reports, the leak also stated that the sequel would be released in Fall 2012, and include a co-op mode. According to the rumors, the co-op mode will enable another player to take on the role of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, who will be given the …