Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two preview - what's new?

See the game in action in our walkthrough below!

The Power of Two

By now you may have heard that Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of 2 is a cooperative, musical comedy with full voice acting. That's right, singing! Mickey may have been the star of the last game, and he still is for the sequel, but now it's time for Oswald the Lucky Rabbit to shine (and break into song and dance.)

The following screenshot gallery contain screens taken from the next-gen builds.

Back to the basics

Creative director Warren Spector said in an interview that players don't need to have played the first game to be able to enjoy the sequel. A port for the next-gen consoles has not been confirmed, even though Spector said he would love to see one. In the meantime, they're looking into opportunities such as a graphic novel that tells the story of the first game.

Magic Brush

Once again, Mickey has been sucked into Wasteland, an alternate world that's packed with 80 years of forgotten Disney history. He still wields the magical paintbrush where he can fill in walls or thin them out.

In Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, your decisions will be permanent. Enemies that you befriend or erase will remain that way, and the same goes with the environments that you build or destroy. So choose wisely!

Mirror, Mirror

During the introduction of Disney Epic Mickey 2 we learn that an earthquake has caused some major problems in Wasteland, and it's not just structural damage. What's even more bizarre, is that the crazy Mad Doctor suddenly shows up (and breaks into song), admitting that he has seen the error of his ways and recruits Oswald to help fix Wasteland.

The story is being co-written by award-winning comic book writer, Marv Wolfman.

Tutorial

There will be a tutorial in Yen Sid's workshop where you can get back into the swing of things and play with paint and thinner. Paint and thinner will regenerate so you don't have to be that conservative, especially if you're looking to get all those collectibles!

Blueprints

It pays off to use thinner and see what lies beneath all that fancy furniture...

Mechanical turtles!

Side-scrolling levels are back and filled with Disney treasures. Can you list all the references? Even if you don't have someone to play with you, Oswald will always be by your side.

Ostown

Disney Epic Mickey 2 will feature areas that were in the previous game but they have all be redone to coincide with the story. Ready for another trip to Ostown?

Oswald may have been a silent film star, but now he is going to be voiced by Frank Welker (Transformers, Scooby-Doo).

Remote control

Mickey may be the master of the brush, but Oswald has his own set of skills that will come in handy as well. His remote control sends a beam of electricity, so if Mickey and Oswald get together and "cross the streams," it will amplify the effects. It seems that Oswald is quite the tech rabbit, as he can use electricity and override electronics, interact with animatronics and reprogram them.

Oswald

Not only can Oswald do fancy things with the remote control, he has helicopter ears that will allow him to glide and reach places that Mickey can't get to on his own. But don't worry, Mickey can tag along for the ride.