Epic Mickey 2 trailer launches

Posted by Mike Luttrell

Disney is giving a new look at the sequel to Epic Mickey.

The newest video for Epic Mickey 2 takes players behind-the-scenes and shows them what they can expect when the intoxicating mix of cute and innocent Disney characters meets a dark, mysterious world.

Epic Mickey was one of the big holiday titles of 2010, and at the time everyone looked at it as a Wii exclusive. But the people behind the game never said it was tied exclusively to the Nintendo console.

In fact, they even went on record saying they would want to bring it to other platforms if they were asked.

Well, it looks like other companies asked because Epic Mickey 2 is coming to the Xbox 360 and PS3 as well as the Wii.

The new game’s official title will be Disney Epic Mickey: The Power of Two. As you might expect from that title, multiplayer gaming will be encouraged, with a full cooperative gameplay mechanic.

In addition, developers hope to address some of the issues that plagued the preceding title. Specifically, many critics complained that Epic Mickey had awkward and unpleasant camera controls, which made navigating through levels an unnecessarily arduous process at times.

According to developer Warren Spector, the camera issues have been in the process of being tweaked for Epic Mickey 2 ever since the day the team finished Epic Mickey.

There is no confirmed release window yet for the new game title, but it will be on display at next month's E3 trade show.