An accidentally leaked Disney newsletter may have blown the whistle on a multiplatform sequel to last year's Wii exclusive Epic Mickey.
An article on StitchKingdom.com suggested that a leaked press release had been discovered and, although they did offer links to the document in question, it has since disappeared, quite possibly because the announcement only emerge when someone accidentally leant on the 'Publish' button.
The newsletter is reported to have read something like this:
Disney Epic Mickey 2 is the latest game in the critically acclaimed Disney Epic Mickey videogame series. In this all-new action-platforming game available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii, Mickey embarks on an epic journey and is pulled back into a world filled with Disney’s forgotten characters. Players can choose to play single-player as Mickey or for the first time players can also choose 2-player split screen mode. In the 2 player mode one person can play as Mickey wielding magic paint and paint thinner to dynamically change the world and the second player can play as Oswald the Lucky Rabbit – Walt Disney’s first cartoon star – with the power to fly like a helicopter and use electricity to fight or friend enemies and solve challenges. Team-up and choose your path to save this forgotten world because the choices you make will alter the story and change the end of the game!
Warren Spector's original wasn't quite the innovation-stuffed platformer that we were hoping for, but rumours of a follow-up have been circulating for some time, with Disney also filing a 'Castle of Illusion' trademark request back in October. [via GameInformer]