In an interview with the Associated Press, producer Warren Spector revealed that Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is in development for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii. The game will feature cooperative gameplay, where player one controls Mickey and his paintbrush, while player two controls Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, who can manipulate electricity.
But the best part of this new take on Epic Mickey? Yea, it's a freakin' musical!
"I'm such a geek about musicals," said Spector. "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."
In order to make a musical possible, Epic Mickey 2 will be fully voice-acted game, unlike the 2010 original. The only confirmed cast member thus far is Frank Welker, who will be playing Oswald.
The original Epic Mickey was not the second coming of the famous Disney mouse many hoped it would be. The game was plagued by a number of issues, most notably the awful camera. Spector and his team at Junction Point, who are taking a second crack at the adventures of Mickey, plan to address many of the first game's criticisms with its sequel.
"We've had a team working on the camera from literally the day we finished the first game," revealed Spector. "They'll be working on it until the day we ship the second game. (There have been) over 1,000 specific changes made to the camera. 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."
We'll be back to talk about Epic Mickey 2 when we get the game's first trailer, which hopefully will be sooner rather than later.