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Epic Mickey 2 accidentally revealed by Disney, planned for 360, PS3 and Wii

We were big fans of Epic Mickey, giving the Wii-exclusive a 9/10, and we sadly witnessed the game's modest success instead of the huge sales it deserved. We partially blamed that on the game appearing on the Wii instead of 360 and PS3, and following that unimpressive debut, we thought the series was over. Now, if a poorly-timed Disney newsletter is to be believed, a sequel is coming soon and is headed for 360, PS3, and Wii.

Disney fan site Stitch Kingdom first spotted the reveal in an official Disney newsletter, which seemingly was written under the impression the game had already been announced. The site has since taken it down, but the description from the release is already out in the world. Here’s how the newsletter described the game:

"Disney Epic Mickey 2 is the latest game in the critically acclaimed Disney Epic Mickey videogame series. In this all-new action-platforming game available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii, Mickey embarks on an epic journey and is pulled back into a world filled with Disney’s forgotten characters. Players can choose to play single-player as Mickey or for the first time players can also choose 2-player split screen mode. In the 2 player mode one person can play as Mickey wielding magic paint and paint thinner to dynamically change the world and the second player can play as Oswald the Lucky Rabbit – Walt Disney’s first cartoon star – with the power to fly like a helicopter and use electricity to fight or friend enemies and solve challenges. Team-up and choose your path to save this forgotten world because the choices you make will alter the story and change the end of the game!"

From the description, it sounds fairly similar to the original, with talk of Mickey’s magic paintbrush, multiple paths and choices, a world made of lost Disney dreams. Aside from the HD upgrade, it also looks like Mickey’s former nemesis Oswald the Lucky Rabbit will now be a co-op partner, though we wonder if the title will be more focused on single or multiplayer. Also, we can envision the sequel working with the PlayStation Move, but will it also take advantage of Kinect?

We’re betting Disney will make this announcement officially official fairly soon.

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21 comments

  • Darkhawk - January 4, 2012 6:34 a.m.

    My big complaint about the first was how aesthetically dark it was. I realise it's supposed to take place in the anti-Disney World, but all those dark purples really drained the life out of the game, and took away from the charm of Mickey and his Disney counterparts. Here's hoping for a more colourful (and, let's face it, easier to see) sequel.
  • SpadesSlick - January 4, 2012 4:15 a.m.

    And somewhere out there Chris Antista just jizzed in his pants.
  • GhostNappa2k10 - January 4, 2012 12:38 a.m.

    The first game was the sole reason why I boouth a Wii. Now I no longer need my Wii to play it :P
  • GhostNappa2k10 - January 4, 2012 12:38 a.m.

    *bought
  • NotBraze - January 3, 2012 6:06 p.m.

    This makes me so happy! Epic Mickey is my personal favorite Wii game (granted, I haven't played a lot of Wii games) and I'm really glad to hear that Disney is looking into a sequel. Also, since this is cross platform I hope that Disney will also do an HD remake of the first game for the PS360.
  • MrSuitMan - January 3, 2012 5:57 p.m.

    This maybe grabbing for straws, but hopefully they hd remake the first one. Hell, I'd take it if it wasn't hd. Just bundle it in with controller controls.
  • shawksta - January 3, 2012 4 p.m.

    Well thats nice, but I hope it does stay Single Player adventure, online Co-op, okay, but anything else, no. we dont want another Single player to turn into a mess because of Multiplayer unless its only Co-op. There goes another Wii exclusive, but I guess its for the best, you whinners. Im probably picking up the 360 version unless there will be differences.
  • BladedFalcon - January 3, 2012 4:10 p.m.

    Not the "whinners"'s fault the the wii is dying :P Agreed on the no multiplayer thing. And even the co-op has me wary. I mean, as long as it's not forced on the single player, I guess it's fine.
  • shawksta - January 3, 2012 9:46 p.m.

    Exactly, Many series have lost their luster because of randomly focused Multiplayer. My point is that if People are gonna say "Wii has no games", then why be jealous of the Wii Exclusive games, they just want it on their console and dont want to buy the console, their technically Whinning. Also, i dont blame you cause you dont own a wii, but dont think gamers like myself who own a Wii, treat it like a Major Console, as far as a Real Gamer's prospective, the best use of the Wii is its many console Exclusives that make it worth it, and there are more than a "Few" being wanna be Stereotypical about.
  • n00b - January 3, 2012 3:49 p.m.

    well guess i have to start playing the first I haven't event opened the case in 6 months
  • DevonOO7 - January 3, 2012 3:45 p.m.

    You won't believe the amount of Epic Mickey stuff I own.
  • BladedFalcon - January 3, 2012 3:36 p.m.

    YES! I really liked the idea of the first one, and missed out because I am simply not getting a wii. But if this one's just as good, and comes out for the PS3, I'll definitely give it a try! ...IF the use of a gimmicky motion device is not obligatory, that is >_>
  • Eliath - January 3, 2012 4:39 p.m.

    Agreed. If this is a motion controlled exclusive count me out; otherwise, I'm getting it.
  • ShowMeYourKitties - January 3, 2012 3:08 p.m.

    come on, Chris left GR, let's not pretend that anyone else cares about this Disney stuff... (kidding)
  • SPAZFM - January 3, 2012 2:58 p.m.

    I'm calling it now. the original will be a download for psn and xbla
  • ThisIsMyFuckingThirdAccount - January 3, 2012 5:46 p.m.

    + 1
  • Fuzunga - January 3, 2012 2:58 p.m.

    And there was that "hypothetical" boxart poll for the game a while back.
  • codystovall - January 3, 2012 2:57 p.m.

    Now I can actually play it because god knows I wasnt using a damn wiimote.
  • santaclouse37 - January 3, 2012 2:44 p.m.

    Please tell me someone at PC Gamer captured Chris's boner on film.
  • MonocledYaoGuai - January 3, 2012 2:32 p.m.

    Holy shit, this is awesome news. Consider me excited.

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