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Epic Mickey 2: Power of Illusion for 3DS! (NEW DETAILS EMERGE!)
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March 20, 2012, 21:48:30
 
A unique, side-scrolling 3DS version of Epic Mickey 2 has been announced!

Twitter link.

"The presentation of Epic Mickey 2 will take place next week. 3DS version, Power of Illusion, more "classic" 2D is also planned."

Sounds like an exclusive new game, and maybe harkening back to the old Genesis 'Illusion' games? I hope so. Those games were pretty awesome. I really dug Castle of Illusion.

Good news, eh?

UPDATE:

Here are some new details from the latest issue of Nintendo Power (April 2012):

Power of Illusion is being put together by DreamRift, the studio behind 2011's Monster Tale for the Nintendo DS. The game, which is its own side-scrolling, platforming title (instead of a mere port of The Power of Two), is a follow-up to Epic Mickey, but more interestingly, it's also a follow-up to Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse, a 1990 game for the Sega Genesis!

Power of Illusion will make heavy use of the Nintendo 3DS's stylus. By tapping the item icons exist in every level, you'll be able to "paint" (trace) those items into existence, including cliffs, cannons, and floating platforms. The more precisely you trace, the better for Mickey. A flawlessly-painted canon will only damage Mickey's enemies, for instance, but if you mess up the painting, the canon will be a danger to everyone in the area.

Sometimes you'll need to erase objects, which is done by spreading thinner. Again, the stylus comes into play here.

The hand-drawn sprites in Power of Illusion are extremely compelling, and, thanks to scrolling parallax backgrounds (a heavily-used graphic technique in the days of 16-bit gaming), reportedly look great in sterescopic 3D. Even better, every level in the game is based on an animated Disney adventure, from "Sleeping Beauty" to "Tangled" and lots in between.

As a final declaration of oldschool love, every character that Mickey saves in Power of Illusion will take up residence in the fortress that Mickey uses as his home base, a confirmed nod to the esteemed Suikoden RPG series. Sometimes you find references in the unlikeliest of places, but that's part of what makes video games fun. Right?

There's no release date set for Power of Illusion (Fall 2012 is a general target), but expect lots more information on this game as the weeks march on like Mouseketeers.

Other details:

-The witch from Snow white is the main villain again
-There will be worlds from all eras of Disney, From Peter Pan to Tangled
-Scrooge Mcduck is in the game
-Characters you 'save' will appear in a fort of sort that acts as a HUB when you progress on, like Scrooge McDuck or Peter pan will be in it and decorate the fort.
-Oswald will be in it along with Minnie

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Posted: 03/20/12, 21:48:30  - Edited by 
 on: 03/27/12, 18:59:34    
 
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Posted by 
 on: 03/27/12, 18:30:22
Here are some new details from the latest issue of Nintendo Power:

Power of Illusion is being put together by DreamRift, the studio behind 2011's Monster Tale for the Nintendo DS. The game, which is its own side-scrolling, platforming title (instead of a mere port of The Power of Two), is a follow-up to Epic Mickey, but more interestingly, it's also a follow-up to Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse, a 1990 game for the Sega Genesis!

Power of Illusion will make heavy use of the Nintendo 3DS's stylus. By tapping the item icons exist in every level, you'll be able to "paint" (trace) those items into existence, including cliffs, cannons, and floating platforms. The more precisely you trace, the better for Mickey. A flawlessly-painted canon will only damage Mickey's enemies, for instance, but if you mess up the painting, the canon will be a danger to everyone in the area.

Sometimes you'll need to erase objects, which is done by spreading thinner. Again, the stylus comes into play here.

The hand-drawn sprites in Power of Illusion are extremely compelling, and, thanks to scrolling parallax backgrounds (a heavily-used graphic technique in the days of 16-bit gaming), reportedly look great in sterescopic 3D. Even better, every level in the game is based on an animated Disney adventure, from "Sleeping Beauty" to "Tangled" and lots in between.

As a final declaration of oldschool love, every character that Mickey saves in Power of Illusion will take up residence in the fortress that Mickey uses as his home base, a confirmed nod to the esteemed Suikoden RPG series. Sometimes you find references in the unlikeliest of places, but that's part of what makes video games fun. Right?

There's no release date set for Power of Illusion (Fall 2012 is a general target), but expect lots more information on this game as the weeks march on like Mouseketeers.


Other details:

-The witch from Snow white is the main villain again
-There will be worlds from all eras of Disney, From Peter Pan to Tangled
-Scrooge Mcduck is in the game
-Characters you 'save' will appear in a fort of sort that acts as a HUB when you progress on, like Scrooge McDuck or Peter pan will be in it and decorate the fort.
-Oswald will be in it along with Minnie


Sequel to Castle of Illusion? AWESOMENESS!!!!

As Destructiod so eloquently said, the console versions of Epic Mickey 2 can officially kiss the fattest part of my ass!


Posted by 
 on: 03/27/12, 18:57:49
GameDadGrant said:
-There will be worlds from all eras of Disney, From Peter Pan to Tangled

Maybe...?



A man can dream, can't he?


Posted by 
 on: 03/27/12, 19:16:19
I wonder what happened to 2D Boy's second WiiWare game...


Posted by 
 on: 03/27/12, 19:23:20


Posted by 
 on: 03/27/12, 19:31:27
Suikoden? Hand Drawn? Castle of Illusion? An actual 3DS game I give a fuck about??


Posted by 
 on: 03/27/12, 21:47:15
@carlosrox You didn't care about Resident Evil?! YOU?


Posted by 
 on: 03/27/12, 21:50:49
I'm also now more hyped for this than the console versions.
By the and of this year the 3DS will have an absolutely killer line up.


Posted by 
 on: 03/27/12, 22:23:05
@Zero
I cared about and a couple of others but I only played RE once for about 2 hrs. Haven't played it since.


Posted by 
 on: 03/27/12, 22:39:06
I saw this picture on my Twitter feed.



Posted by 
 on: 03/27/12, 23:05:43
@carlosrox Did you dislike it or just didn't get drawn in or busy or what?

@VofEscaflowne That picture is full of win on so many levels. I'm like... infinitely more hyped for the 2D game than the 3D one.


Posted by 
 on: 03/27/12, 23:13:14  - Edited by 
 on: 03/27/12, 23:14:04
@VofEscaflowne
Wait. Wait one damn second!!! That's not the new game is it?!?!?!?

@Zero
Isn't exactly draw me in, plus the handheld curse. The 3DS not actually being mine also really affects my desire to play admittedly.


Posted by 
 on: 03/27/12, 23:39:27
Whoa, handheld version of a console game that has sparked my interest more than its big brother? Consider me interested in Power of Illusion! I loved Castle of Illusion as a kid and this sounds like a great follow-up.

@Guillaume


Posted by 
 on: 03/28/12, 00:26:39  - Edited by 
 on: 03/28/12, 00:27:57
@achhibbar

3DS actually has a killer line up right NOW.

@VofEscaflowne

WIN.


Posted by 
 on: 03/28/12, 04:13:40
Haha, true.

I think I'm gonna go pick up Kid Icarus this weekend - impressions of the game have been universally awesome.
I feel guilty for not getting Revelations too - I wish I had more time to game more!


Posted by 
 on: 03/28/12, 04:18:05
That Scrooge sprite stirs complex and disturbing emotions in me...


Posted by 
 on: 03/28/12, 06:31:19  - Edited by 
 on: 03/28/12, 06:38:25
The only old school Disney game I ever played was Mickey's Speedway USA

Oh and I have rented Chip n Sale Rescue Rangers.


Posted by 
 on: 03/28/12, 06:34:12  - Edited by 
 on: 03/28/12, 06:35:17
@Guillaume
It almost makes me think that the screen is fake. Unless it's just a Scrooge statue, or something.


Posted by 
 on: 03/28/12, 19:09:54
Scrooge was awesome.


Posted by 
 on: 03/28/12, 19:49:43
@Anand

You think it looks like a statue? What?


Posted by 
 on: 03/28/12, 22:55:19
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