A Disney newsletter has outed that Epic Mickey 2, a sequel to the smash hit original Wii game should be releasing in the Fall of 2012, and will be multi-console with added co-op gameplay. Nothing has yet been officially set in stone, so it has to be regarded as a rumour for now.
Gameinformer had received the information via StitchKingdom.com who had originally linked to the Disney Newsletter which has since been removed. It looks like a classic accidental case of posting the information earlier than intended – or a deliberate pre-announcement hype to build up the momentum.
The specific mention from the newsletter quoted:
“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!”
You can be sure that once an official press release has been received, we’ll keep you updated on the progress of Epic Mickey 2.
…wonder if it’ll use Kinect?