Move Support Confirmed
Disney has premiered the first trailer for Epic Mickey 2: The Power Of Two, which shows off plenty of cooperative gameplay footage. Oswald will be a fully playable character this time around, as well as being fully voiced along with the rest of the cast. Expect characters to break into song at the drop of a hat, too.
"Full support" for the PlayStation Move peripheral has also been confirmed.
We've got more details and the trailer after the break. Epic Mickey 2 is slated for an Autumn release on PS3, Wii and Xbox 360.
From the press release:
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two returns Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit to Wasteland, an alternate world filled with 80 years of forgotten Disney characters and theme park attractions. But for the first time, Mickey and Oswald will join forces as true partners - Mickey with his magical paint brush that allows him to wield paint and thinner, and Oswald with his powerful remote control that allows him to command electricity. This new co-op play further enhances the idea that “PlayStyle Matters” – a unique approach to gameplay pioneered by Warren Spector where players dynamically tackle different challenges in order to explore all possibilities and storylines, but with consequences for their chosen actions.
Staying true to Disney’s rich musical heritage, Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is the first video game that can be described as a “musical.” At many points throughout the adventure, characters will advance the plot by expressing themselves in song, with all-original music and lyrics. In addition to this distinctive musical approach to storytelling, players will hear tunes and instrumentation that change based on their personal choices, ultimately allowing each player to “conduct” their own unique soundtrack. Disney Interactive has enlisted the help of Emmy award-winning composer James Dooley and noted lyricist Mike Himelstein to create these musical gameplay elements.