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Epic Mickey 2: The Power Of Two

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two only £5.95 on Wii U

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Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two only £5.95 on Wii U

Looking for a Disney fix on the Wii U? TheGameCollection have Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two for only £5.95.

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is an Action-Adventure Platforming game set in the Disney themed gameworld of Wasteland. The game utilizes the same open-ended, environment-manipulating play mechanics of the original Disney Epic Mickey to create a unique experience that lets players create their own paths through the levels.

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Epic Mickey 2 | £13.98 | Zavvi | Wii U

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Epic Mickey 2 | £13.98 | Zavvi | Wii U

Epic Mickey 2 | Zavvi | £13.98 (save £10) | Price Comparison

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RUMOUR: Is Junction Point On The Brink Of Closing Its Doors?

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Matt Gardner
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RUMOUR: Is Junction Point On The Brink Of Closing Its Doors?

Bit of an odd one, this. A few people have nodded towards the possibility of Junction Point, the studio behind the Epic Mickey series, nearing closure, although wires have been crossed and sources tangled, creating the rumour mill equivalent of the chicken and the egg.

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Epic Mickey 2 | £17.95 | Game Collection | PS3 / 360

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Epic Mickey 2 | £17.95 | Game Collection | PS3 / 360

Seeing as Kingdom Hearts III is still enjoying its long hiatus, this might be all the Disney action we're getting on PS3 and 360 for a while. Oswald the Rabbit and Mickey Mouse are teaming up in this sequel to the Wii game (you don't need to have played that one to understand this) to repaint various Disney worlds. Thinner can also be used to uncover hidden areas. Co-op and PS Move controls are available too should you wish to share the adventure.

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Epic Mickey 2 | £19.85 | ShopTo | PS3 / 360

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Epic Mickey 2 | £19.85 | ShopTo | PS3 / 360

Classic Disney fans will get a real kick out of this game as it's packed with familiar characters along with a few that never quite made it off the drawing board. Disney only recently regained the copyright for Mickey Mouse's predecessor, Oswald the Rabbit and you'll get to team him up with Mickey in this adventure. PS3 players will be able to use the PS Move controller to fling paint or thinner around to affect the game world too. This is nearly £4 cheaper than the other sites, but if you're still not sure, there are demos to try out from PSN or XBLA.

Demos For Epic Mickey 2 and F1 Race Stars Hit XBL

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Matt Gardner
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Demos For Epic Mickey 2 and F1 Race Stars Hit XBL

Just a quickie, this one. Demos for Disney Epic Mickey 2 and F1 Race Stars have landed on Xblox LIVE as of today, although only Gold members will be able to sample their delights. You can check region availability over on the Xbox.com for the two games here and here respectively.

Epic Mickey 2 Oswald Vignette Sets Out To Make Friends

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Jonathan Lester
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Epic Mickey 2 Oswald Vignette Sets Out To Make Friends

The latest Epic Mickey 2 trailer is all about player 2: namely, Oswald the rabbit. Warren Spector and Junction Point decided to give Mickey's monochromatic pal a complimentary set of skills, such as the ability to covert mechanical enemies into friends with his remote control. It will apparently be possible to complete the game without "defeating a single enemy in combat" by making lots of chums.

Epic Mickey 2: The Power Of Two releases on November 23rd for PS3 and Xbox 360, and will be available on the Wii U at launch.

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Epic Mickey 2 Confirmed As Wii U Launch Title

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Jonathan Lester
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Epic Mickey 2 Confirmed As Wii U Launch Title

The Wii U's November 30th release date draws ever closer, and its launch lineup continues to expand. Junction Point have announced that Warren Spector's latest title,  whimsical platformer Epic Mickey 2: The Power Of Two, will be available for Nintendo's new console on day one. Players will be able to view and annotate an interactive map on the GamePad screen, as well using touchscreen support for some of the artier gameplay elements.

"On the evidence of what I saw, Epic Mickey 2 is shaping up to be a joyful, colourful, and incredibly thoughtful and thought-provoking title," Matt wrote in our Epic Mickey 2 hands-on preview.

From Deus Ex To Disney: Warren Spector Reflects On Evolution, E3, and Epic Mickey

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Matt Gardner
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From Deus Ex To Disney: Warren Spector Reflects On Evolution, E3, and Epic Mickey

My first impression upon meeting Warren Spector for the first time is that he'd make a fantastic uncle: the sort of uncle who'd make you presents rather than buy them, and they'd always be thrilling and unique and fun. When we sit down in the cramped confines of a Gamescom business centre booth late on the Friday afternoon of the show there are no signs of the back-to-back interviews he's been doing for the last two and a half days. He's jovial, animated, and keen to discuss Epic Mickey 2.

"You have to remember that Disney approached me to do this game, and they pitched an idea with three killer pillars that still form the core of Epic Mickey today, one of which was Oswald the Lucky Rabbit comes back," he explains. "And I just thought 'Holy cow!', I mean think about this as a foundation for a story, whatever your medium, whether you're making a movie or writing an opera or a novel or making a video game: Older brother, rejected by his father in favour of the younger brother who steals the life that should have been his. Can you say Biblical? Can you say The Human Story? What better basis for a story can you get?!"

His eyes light up as he says, clearly still excited about the prospect for seeing how players deal with the underlying themes and moral quandaries of his game because, as he puts it himself, it's really all about the gamers themselves.

From Deus Ex To Disney: Warren Spector Reflects On Evolution, E3, and Epic Mickey

"Estranged brothers, separated at birth, have to reunite and form a family again. If I were making a movie, I would say 'Here's how I forge a family, what do you think?'. In a game, what I say is 'How important are friends and family to you?'. Every choice, every decision you make is going to help you answer that question for yourself. Take what you learn back into the real world, my friend! That's what I kind of like about games. The new game is about the possibility of redemption, but it's not 'Everyone is redeemable, don't you agree?', it's 'Do you think everybody is redeemable, or is there evil so profound that it's beyond redemption?'. Is the Mad Doctor legit? Is he really a hero? You have to figure that out, go. You can wrench emotions out of that, and by forcing the player to make those decisions, you can wrench emotions out of them too. No other medium can do that."

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Epic Mickey 2 Dev Diary Trumpets "The Power Of Music"

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Epic Mickey 2 Dev Diary Trumpets "The Power Of Music"

The hills are alive with the sounds of... well, another Epic Mickey 2 developer diary. In this sixth video, Spector and the Junction Point team discuss the role of the soundtrack and how several characters express themselves through song. During several gameplay sections, the dynamic music will actively change depending on your play style and choices.

Matt got hands-on with Epic Mickey 2 at Gamescom 2012, and our interview with Warren Spector will be going live later this evening.

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Warren Spector: "I Don't Think I Ever Stopped Making Games Like Deus Ex"

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Matt Gardner
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Warren Spector: "I Don't Think I Ever Stopped Making Games Like Deus Ex"

Warren Spector has once gain reiterated that although it might look like he's changed development focus in the last decade or so since his masterpiece Deus Ex, that he's really following the same processes and design philosophies that he's always done.

Asked what changed for him in between Deux Ex and Epic Mickey in a behind-closed-doors Q&A session with Dealspwn at Gamescom this year, Spector's response was relatively simple: on the one hand he doesn't see it as a huge change at all.

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Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Hands-on Preview | It Takes Two, Baby!

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Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Hands-on Preview | It Takes Two, Baby!

Platforms: PC | PS3 (tested) | Xbox 360 (tested) | Wii

Developers: Junction Point

Publishers: Disney Interactive

Gaming is littered with underappreciated siblings, and battles between brothers and sisters. Luigi will always be overshadowed by his fat, red brother; the Williams sisters are always trying to gain the upper hand over one another, battling it out for favour and victory (in fact most of the Tekken backstory boils down to family troubles); Liquid Snake's driving goal is to prove that he's better than his brother Solid Snake; there's Kasumi and Ayane, Dante and Vergil, Kratos and Hercules, and a good deal more besides.

But one of the greatest stories, a real life story, in fact, is that of Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Rabbit. The tale of Oswald's jealousy - envious of the acclaim and success Mickey claimed instead of him - and the story of his redemption, not to mention Mickey's, all came out win the first game. This second title sees Mickey called back to the Wasteland for another adventure. The world of forgotten characters has found itself beset by earthquakes, and though the residents are rebuilding slowly under the direction of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, the mysterious return of a suspiciously friendly Mad Doctor heralds fresh destruction. Now Mickey and Oswald must team up and work together to get to the bottom of The Mad Doctor's transformation and uncover its true meaning.

Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Hands-on Preview | It Takes Two, Baby!

Of course, the biggest shift with this sequel comes in the form of drop-in/drop-out co-op gameplay. At any point during the game, a friend can fire up a second controller - locally or online - to render some assistance as Oswald. Mickey is one again armed with his trusty paintbrush, able to colour in and thin out various items, objects, and characters in the game; Oswald, however, gets himself a snazzy little remote control that can be used to stun enemies, who may then be painted over to turn marauding baddies into handy allies.

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Postcards From Gamescom 2012 | Day Three

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Postcards From Gamescom 2012 | Day Three

There are some presentations we've seen this week that have been barely more than by-the-numbers sixth form PowerPoint affairs. There are some that have been breathless adrenaline rushes of developers tripping over themselves in excitement. We've seen gameplay demos, teaser trailers, behind the scenes footage, and development gag reels. We've gotten hands-on with some of the hottest properties to come over the next twelve months. We've laughed, we've cried (usually at bollocks internet), we've questioned, and experienced, we've been let down at times and dropped our jaws to the floor at other. It's been a rollercoaster of bumper scheduling, chaining cans of Monster, late-night writing, and with the business area emptying as I write this, for us lot it's all over.

But there's so much left to come, and reams of write-ups to be done. Here are our highlights from day three.

Matt

Postcards From Gamescom 2012 | Day Three

Without a doubt, one of the highlights of my day was meeting Warren Spector for the first time. Frankly it was probably for the best that he wasn't really doing one-on-one interviews as had I been left alone with him I would probably have given him a huge hug and never let go. I did thank him for Deus Ex, though. Hearing someone with decades of experience in this industry speaking passionately about why gaming can be the most thought-provoking, emotional, engaging, and downright fun of the entertainment mediums is an incredibly inspiring thing.

Epic Mickey 2 is looking absolutely fantastic, though I'd hasten to qualify that by saying that from what I played of it, the game will be best played on the Wii, or via the Move on PS3. The level of player choice and consequence is impressive indeed, the story of Oswald a classic one: as Spector pointed out, what could be more simply powerful than the tale of two rather estranged brothers from the Disney family - the elder (Oswald) constantly overlooked in favour of the younger (Mickey) - coming together in a time of need. The game's looking great, and the seamless co-op complements the narrative fantastically.

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Epic Mickey 2 Dev Diary Highlights "The Power Of Characters"

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Jonathan Lester
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Epic Mickey 2 Dev Diary Highlights "The Power Of Characters"
Epic Mickey 2's latest developer diary elaborates on how Warren Spector and Junction Point went about choosing which classic characters to feature in the wacky platformer, and how their personalities have been fleshed out into more than just archetypes.

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Sing Along To The Epic Mickey 2 Intro Video

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Jonathan Lester
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Sing Along To The Epic Mickey 2 Intro Video

Disney has released the introduction video to Epic Mickey 2: The Power Of Two, which soon descends into a toe-tapping musical number and classic Disney slapstick.

These sing-along sequences will actually play a part in Epic Mickey 2's gameplay, along with some player-driven platforming and puzzle sections courtesy of Warren Spector.

Epic Mickey 2 is dated for November 23rd on PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360.

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Warren Spector: Epic Mickey 2 Is "Just Like Deus Ex"

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Jonathan Lester
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Warren Spector: Epic Mickey 2 Is "Just Like Deus Ex"

According to Warren Spector, Epic Mickey 2: The Power Of Two will have more in common with Deus Ex than some players might believe.

No, there won't be any cyborgs. Or Dragon's Tooth swords. Or insane AIs. Stop asking!

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Epic Mickey 2 Trailer Introduces Oswald The Lucky Rabbit

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Matt Gardner
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Epic Mickey 2 Trailer Introduces Oswald The Lucky Rabbit

When it comes to dusty, forgotten Disney characters, they don't come much more dusty or forgotten than Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. But this latest trailer for Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two places the 85-year-old front and centre, giving some insight into Oswald's history, his impressive array of kooky abilities, and how he'll play when it comes to the game.

Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two launches for Wii, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC on November 18th in the US, and November 23rd over here in Europe.

Meet Oswald after the jump...

First Epic Mickey 2 Gameplay Trailer [UPDATE]

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Jonathan Lester
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First Epic Mickey 2 Gameplay Trailer [UPDATE]

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.

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