Sony has confirmed a June 18 US release date for the Vita version of Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two. The handheld edition of the platformer lets players control paint, thinner and Oswald’s electric beam with the touch screen, which is also used to give instructions to AI and navigate menus. Tilt controls are used for the camera and driving, while there’s a Wi-Fi co-op mode for local players.

Don Mesa, director of product planning and platform software innovation at Sony Computer Entertainment America, said in a post on the PlayStation Blog. “We think that Epic Mickey 2 will be a great addition to the ever-growing games line-up on PS Vita, and know that we’re continually searching for the best games - whether brand new titles or ones existing already on PS3 - to bring to PS Vita gamers everywhere.”

We were fairly critical of the PS3 version of the game in our Epic Mickey 2 review, but hopefully some of the technical issues have been cleared up in the port. It’s unclear who has put the handheld version together, as series creator Junction Point Studios closed in January.

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