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.
I’m such a geek about musicals. 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.
The sequel will also see the return of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, who also had a star role in the first Epic Mickey. Oswald will join the game as a co-op character, so friends and family can sit down and play as Mickey Mouse and Oswald. Even in single player mode, however, Oswald will be the player’s faithful helper.
While the sequel will still have similar elements to the first game, there are a few changes Spector will be making – chiefly, releasing the title on several consoles – not just the Nintendo WII, but on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 as well. He’s also addressed the camera issues that plagued players in the first game, stating that “our goal is that you will not have to touch the manual camera controls even once to play through the main story path of this game.”
Finally, Spector had one more hint to share with fans, saying that while Mickey will be back in Wasteland (a twisted version of Disneyland,) there will be plenty of previously unexplored areas that Spector’s keeping mum about for now. We’ll update you when any news becomes available.