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Epic Mickey 2 for Wii is a Musical
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March 21, 2012, 19:58:47
 
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Epic Mickey 2: The Power Of Two has been announced for Wii, but the follow-up to the 2010 adventure sounds very different as producer Warren Spector has confirmed that it will be a musical.

Explaining his decision to include singing and voice acting, Spector told the San Francisco Chronicle: "I'm such a geek about musicals. I love the co-op and next-gen stuff, but for me, when a character breaks into song, which they do on a regular basis in this game, it's magic."

Yet, it's not all change. We're back in the Wasteland, the home of forgotten Disney characters and some locations from the original will return, although they have been damaged by earthquakes.

Paint and thinner, which was central to Epic Mickey, will return as Mickey will be armed with his magical scenery-altering brush and your actions in the game will again have a bearing on the outcome.

However, this time there is drop-in, drop-out co-op gameplay as Oswald the Rabbit - armed with a special remote control that commands electricity - joins forces with Mickey. We can see that working well with the Wii Remote.

Also, Spector has promised that his team is working hard on improving the camera for the sequel.

"We've had a team working on the camera from literally the day we finished the first game," said Spector. "They'll be working on it until the day we ship the second game. (There have been) over 1,000 specific changes made to the camera. Our goal is that you will not have to touch the manual camera controls even once to play through the main story path of this game."

According to Official Nintendo Magazine France, Epic Mickey 2 is also coming to 3DS.

Epic Mickey 2 will be released for Wii this Autumn. Are you looking forward it? Do you like the idea of it being a musical?

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Posted: 03/21/12, 19:58:47  - Edited by 
 on: 03/21/12, 19:59:21    
 
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Guys...

Are we really going to argue for page after page over what constitutes a musical?

Please don't.


Posted by 
 on: 03/23/12, 03:08:59
This is the silliest thing I've seen in a while.

I have nothing to add except for the fact that musical theatre productions are generally referred to as "musicals." That includes the stage adaptation of The Lion King.

Anyway, I'm excited for Epic Mickey 2. YAY!


Posted by 
 on: 03/23/12, 04:41:30
Trailer



Posted by 
 on: 03/23/12, 08:30:49
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The Wii is the lead platform.


Posted by 
 on: 03/26/12, 06:00:30  - Edited by 
 on: 03/26/12, 08:49:02
But is the 3DS version the same game or a different one? This seems to suggest different. Or is 3DS getting two games?!


Posted by 
 on: 03/26/12, 08:37:40  - Edited by 
 on: 03/26/12, 08:38:12
@Zero

Oh, right. I think Destructoid is running on old information. That's where I found the video, but I think they were sourcing Nintendo Power as well. Anyway, I'll edit the mention.


Posted by 
 on: 03/26/12, 08:48:48
Is Wii still lead platform? Sure looks it. Gfx look little better than the original. So how's it a musical? Does it affect gameplay?


Posted by 
 on: 03/26/12, 12:00:28
-JKR- said:
Wii U or no buy, Mr. Spector! My new TV sucks and SD signal looks like a blurry jagged mess.

Honestly if this doesn't come to Wii U I will get it for Xbox 360. I got the Wii version of Rayman Origins and I regret it. The demo was so crisp and clear on 360 but I chose Wii cuz I have 4 Wiimotes so the family could play together. Yeah, that was too chaotic. Not worth the drop to SD.


Posted by 
 on: 03/26/12, 16:51:33  - Edited by 
 on: 03/26/12, 16:53:25
carlosrox said:
Is Wii still lead platform? Sure looks it. Gfx look little better than the original. So how's it a musical? Does it affect gameplay?

The Games Radar trailer seemed to indicate that the musical portions will take place during cut-scenes. Instead of having someone talk to you, they'll go into a song and dance number. Which could be pretty entertaining if done right.

On a side note, Epic Mickey 2, Last Story, and Dragon Quest X (crosses fingers) in the last half of 2012 could make the Wii a bit less barren than we thought it would be.


Posted by 
 on: 03/26/12, 17:35:10
@Robknoxious1

Different situation, though. Epic Mickey is made for Wii, Rayman wasn't.


Posted by 
 on: 03/26/12, 18:52:59
Guillaume said:
@Robknoxious1

Different situation, though. Epic Mickey is made for Wii, Rayman wasn't.

Well you make a good point, the first game was Wii exclusive and the Wiimote and Nunchuk combo handled the painting/thinning well. I may have to rethink going with a HD version

I still might try a demo or rental on 360 to see how it controls. I love my Wii but I really would like an HD version of this game.


Posted by 
 on: 03/26/12, 20:57:55  - Edited by 
 on: 03/26/12, 21:04:15
If they have this many people working on it then it must be good this time, right?

Right?


Posted by 
 on: 03/27/12, 00:46:04
The win-win scenario is JUST MAKE THE GAME FOR WII U IT WOULD BE STUPID NOT TO. :P


Posted by 
 on: 03/27/12, 00:54:36
-JKR- said:
The win-win scenario is JUST MAKE THE GAME FOR WII U IT WOULD BE STUPID NOT TO. :P
This ^^^^^

The developers would already have all the Wii controls set for the Wii version and they would have everything done in HD for the 360/PS3. Why not do it? It's not like new systems don't need software for the early adopters.


Posted by 
 on: 03/27/12, 02:18:28
Robknoxious1 said:
Why not do it?
It's something they want to do quickly. They're using assets from the first game, it's basically an expansion pack of the Wii version, and then the other versions are Wii ports.

If they did a Wii U/PS3/360 game, then it'd need to be redone from scratch for HD consoles.


Posted by 
 on: 03/27/12, 02:25:42
Gonna get the Wii version for sure....unless of course there's a WiiU version.


Posted by 
 on: 03/27/12, 02:30:30
@Simbabbad
I think he means why not bring the current 360 port to Wii U. And I agree. I really want this on Wii U.


Posted by 
 on: 03/27/12, 02:35:29  - Edited by 
 on: 03/27/12, 02:37:26
carlosrox said:
@Simbabbad
I think he means why not bring the current 360 port to Wii U. And I agree. I really want this on Wii U.

Yeah they've already said it will be on the three existing console plus 3DS.

Side note: Is Nintendo telling the devs / publishers to not bring up any upcoming games for Wii U so they can all be revealed at E3 for a bigger bang?


Posted by 
 on: 03/27/12, 02:42:48
Hey! It's time for another round of "What Are You, Stupid?"

Today on What Are You, Stupid, Epic Mickey 2 will not come to the Wii U.

Way to lose some sales, there, idiots! Minus 1 from me at the very least!



Posted by 
 on: 04/10/12, 04:00:10  - Edited by 
 on: 04/10/12, 05:02:45
@-JKR-
Um. I got an error?

I wouldn't take what they say about it as gospel until after E3.


Posted by 
 on: 04/10/12, 04:03:03
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