March 23, 2012, 16:25

Epic Mickey 2: The Power Of Two To Launch This September

By Ryan Martin, Writer

Disney officially announced Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, the sequel to 2010’s Wii exclusive platformer Epic Mickey, earlier this week but today, the publisher has revealed that players will be able to return to the colourful world of Disney’s Epic Mickey when the franchise returns to Wii this September along with a debut on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Described by Disney as a “musical” video game, Epic Mickey 2 will allow players to venture into the Wasteland, an alternate world full of forgotten Disney characters and theme park attractions, as the loveable mouse and, Walt Disney’s first cartoon star, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Mickey returns with his magical paint brush while Oswald can command electricity with his remote control.

“As a life-long Disney fan, working with Mickey Mouse in the original ‘Disney Epic Mickey’ was a truly humbling experience,” said Warren Spector, creative director and vice president of Junction Point. “Millions of fans fell in love with Mickey as a video game hero and I know they’ll experience similar emotions when they get to interact with and actually play as Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in ‘Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two.’”

“In the first ‘Disney Epic Mickey title,’ fans embraced Mickey as a true video game hero and welcomed Oswald back into the Disney family with open arms,” said John Pleasants, co-president of Disney Interactive Media Group. “Now, as the vision for the “Disney Epic Mickey’ franchise advances, fans and gamers across all platforms will experience completely new ways to embrace the immeasurable vault of Disney characters and attractions.”

You can catch the first trailer for the platforming title below.