The April Nintendo Power reveals many details about the forthcoming Epic Mickey sequels. The Wii game sounds solid, but — frankly — 3DS steals the show, here.
While Wii, 360 and PS3 are all getting The Power of Two — a rather straightforward sequel to 2010′s fun-but-flawed Disney twist — 3DS is getting an entirely different game, and it’s a gorgeous sprite-based platformer called The Power of Illusion. Note the title. It’s important.
The 3DS-exclusive Epic Mickey: The Power of Illusion is a sequel to two games at once: Epic Mickey and the much-loved Sega Genesis classic, Castle of Illusion. As detailed in the magazine, the reasoning is brilliant: Wasteland, the world created for Epic Mickey, is a universe of forgotten, neglected Disney creations. Of course, Castle of Illusion and its villainess, Mizrabel, would end up there!
Epic Mickey was one of the better games of 2010 for Wii and because of that it is getting a sequel, and this time not just for Wii. Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two will be released later this fall, and will be released on the PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii. Warren Spector will again be head designer for the game, as Junction Point Studios looks to take the game to a whole new level by making the game a musical.
Spector has said that the game is being worked on by over 700 people around the world, hopefully meaning the quality of the sequel will be even higher than its predecessor.
What do you think? Will you be picking the game up, and if so, on what console?
Despite its obvious flaws, I’ve always been a vocal defender of Super Mario Sunshine. Lately, it seems I’ve taken the same role for Wii’s Epic Mickey, but my support isn’t the only thing these two games have in common. This interesting video feature outlines the surprising similarities between these two games released nearly a decade apart.