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Epic Mickey 2 for Wii is a Musical
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March 21, 2012, 19:58:47
 
Below is a news story from ONM

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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Fixed the link. And the quote is from the big guy himself, so I don't think it's untrue...


Posted by 
 on: 04/10/12, 05:03:09  - Edited by 
 on: 04/10/12, 05:03:23
It's weird that not having it ready for launch means not making it at all for some reason. I'd think Epic Mickey 6 months into the lifecycle of the platform would still be pretty huge.

But I guess maybe his logic is that if it is going to be later than the other versions anyway, might as well not even worry about it right now?


Posted by 
 on: 04/10/12, 05:09:02
@-JKR-
To be fair they've got crazy NDAs where they can't say jack. Unbelievably stupid if true. Nintendo might lose a sale.


Posted by 
 on: 04/10/12, 07:53:29
I wonder if its going to contain elements of other rhythm games during the musical numbers. OT: Anyone else think of some US Pentagon official when they read Warren Spector. I can't seem to get the idea of "War Inspector" out of my head during inner-monologue.


Posted by 
 on: 04/10/12, 17:53:16
@carlosrox But why would he specifically say it isn't in the works and give an excuse? If he couldn't confirm it he could at least give some vague PR comment.

Nah, I don't think it's coming. Not now anyway.


Posted by 
 on: 04/10/12, 18:09:05
@Zero
Guess you're right. Moronic move. Nintendo might lose a sale, I might get 360 version instead. That'll show em.


Posted by 
 on: 04/10/12, 19:50:25
@carlosrox ...but that doesn't show Specter it is a moronic move. Not saying you have anything to prove to him, but this decision was likely out of Nintendo's hands, for the most part.


Posted by 
 on: 04/10/12, 20:06:11
Well that settles it. I'm renting the 360 version before buying anything. If the controls don't suck I'm getting that. I want HD darn it


Posted by 
 on: 04/10/12, 21:02:14
Robknoxious1 said:
Well that settles it. I'm renting the 360 version before buying anything. If the controls don't suck I'm getting that. I want HD darn it

This, except I'll likely just beat it rented and not buy it at all. If it was Wii U I'd probably have made the purchase, if for no other reason than to have it forever. My 360, though, is just about ready to die.


Posted by 
 on: 04/10/12, 21:47:27
Between this and RE6 we already have some fuckin' idiotic decisions. E3 better blow me the fuck away. Nintendo's starting to piss me off with this shit.


Posted by 
 on: 04/10/12, 21:57:00
-JKR- said:
Robknoxious1 said:
Well that settles it. I'm renting the 360 version before buying anything. If the controls don't suck I'm getting that. I want HD darn it

This, except I'll likely just beat it rented and not buy it at all. If it was Wii U I'd probably have made the purchase, if for no other reason than to have it forever. My 360, though, is just about ready to die.

Well that's the rub isn't it? Once I rent the 360 version if I'm able to beat the game before the rental period is up will I really feel the need to drop 50-60 bucks on it? Probably not. If it just came out for Wii U I would purchase and bypass the rental thing.


Posted by 
 on: 04/10/12, 21:59:58
Not really news, but leaves the hope of a Wii U version open. I'll bet it comes, eventually.

Also he really seems to like Dreamrift!

[url=http://www.gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=176509&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=facebook]LINK[/url]

Spector says 'no comment' on Wii U version of Epic Mickey 2, involved with Power of Illusion
May 01, 2012 by RawmeatCowboy
A portion of an ONM interview with Warren Spector...

ONM: You've said that Epic Mickey 2 won't be released on Wii U because you were too far into development when you heard about Nintendo's new console. Surely releasing it on Wii is a good fit as you're aiming for a family audience

Warren Spector: Clearly that was the reason, perhaps the most important reason, why we were [Wii] exclusive on the first game. Certainly if you're looking for a broad, family audience, Nintendo is the place, right? I wouldn't go so far as to say we're never going to do a Wii U game, I'm just saying no comment right now.

ONM: Have you got anything to do with the 3DS version? How is that progressing?

Warren Spector: Anything to do with Epic Mickey and Wasteland, I'm not letting it out of my sight! I love it. I was so excited to get to work with the guys at Dreamrift. I'd played Henry Hatsworth and Monster Tale. They're really doing some interesting and innovative stuff. The thing I love most about their work so far has been the way they've integrated the top and bottom screens in the way that most developers don't even try to do.

When we had our first meeting, I remember I was talking to Peter Ong who's their creative director and it was like talking to myself 20 years ago. It was really cool. We had the same inspirations in terms of the games we loved and games that we wanted to emulate. They were able to dig out a proposal that they were getting ready to shop around that involved drawing and erasing things and so that first meeting, we started brainstorming and we were on the same page so it was pretty cool.


Posted by 
 on: 05/01/12, 21:59:49
-JKR- said:
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!


Just buy the 3DS version. Looks far more interesting and fun, anyway.


Posted by 
 on: 05/01/12, 23:47:37
@GameDadGrant

But they're such different games that playing both would be best, I think. Besides, I ironically now have a ton of 2D platformers and very few 3D ones. :P

carlosrox said:
ENintendo's starting to piss me off with this shit.

To be fair here, this isn't a Nintendo move, nor is RE6. We can blame Nintendo all we want, but it's not really their decision if a dev wants to make a game for their console or not. (And the argument of "throw money at them!" never seemed like a very good one to me.)


Posted by 
 on: 05/01/12, 23:52:02
@Zero
Wait what? So now he's saying "no comment"? E3 reveal still in the cards...

@-JKR-
I guess. But I'm assuming they could be more aggressive and convincing.


Posted by 
 on: 05/02/12, 01:28:17
No I'm pretty sure he made it clear before that there is no Wii U version currently in the works. This is more just leaving open the possibility of a future one.


Posted by 
 on: 05/02/12, 08:33:06
No voice acting was the biggest let down of the first game, even more so than the controls and camera which were really bad at times.


Posted by 
 on: 05/02/12, 08:47:31
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