Thursday 15 November 2012

Disney Epic Mickey 2 - The Power Of Two

In one of my recent blog post I wrote about me and Spud attending our first ever blogging event. It was a Disney event strictly for Mummy bloggers inviting us along to test out some of Disney Interactive new games. The main focus was Epic Mickey 2 - The Power Of 2 with Disney's Brave, Disney Princess, Toy Story Mania and Club Penguin (online gaming).

It’s time to unleash the ‘Power of Two’, as Disney’s popular game from 2010 is set to make a triumphant return in the form of Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, an all-new adventure launching on 23rd November 2012.

The “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” video game returns Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit to Wasteland, an alternate world filled with more than 80 years of forgotten Disney characters and theme park attractions. But for the first time, Mickey and Oswald will join forces as true partners – Mickey with the magical paint brush that allows him to wield paint and thinner, and Oswald with a powerful remote control that allows him to command electricity. This new co-op play further enhances the idea that “PlayStyle Matters” – a unique approach to gameplay pioneered by Warren Spector where players tackle challenges the way they want to in order to explore a variety of possibilities and storylines, but always with consequences for their chosen actions.

If you've played Epic Mickey 1, there are lots of new features in Epic Mickey 2 including new levels, Rainbow Cavern and Rainbow Falls the best part is you get to play Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Oswald the Lucky Rabbit was one of Walt Disney’s earliest characters and became one of the most popular silent cartoon stars in the 1920s, appearing in 26 cartoons. However due to a contract dispute, Walt Disney sadly lost the rights to the character in 1928. This led him to create another character, Mickey Mouse, who went on to become a worldwide star. Now Oswald and Mickey Mouse join up for the powers of Epic Mickey 2.

In Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Oswald’s voice will be heard for the first time as he, along with the other characters, will communicate by speaking to the players.  It is also the first time that Oswald is a playable character in a videogame, giving fans the opportunity to play alongside Mickey Mouse in two player co-op mode. This new co-op play further enhances the idea that “PlayStyle Matters” – a unique approach to gameplay pioneered by video game industry luminary Warren Spector, where players dynamically tackle different challenges in order to explore all possibilities and storylines, but with consequences for their chosen actions.

Spud couldn't wait to get his hands on the Play Station 3 controller at the event to have a go on the new game himself. He has already asked Father Christmas to bring him the game on Christmas day. If he could he would of played the game for the whole entire time we was there! Spud is Mickey Mouse obsessed and already has the first Epic Mickey game, with Epic Mickey 2, knowing he can play Oswald makes him even more excited! We also see some other great Disney characters including Fantasia 2000.
Staying true to Disney’s rich musical heritage, “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” is the first video game that can be described as a “musical.” At many points throughout the adventure, characters will advance the plot by expressing themselves in song, with all-original music and lyrics.  In addition to this distinctive musical approach to storytelling, players will hear tunes and instrumentation that change based on their personal choices, ultimately allowing each player to “conduct” their own unique soundtrack.

In addition Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion, is launching for Nintendo 3DS. This game features an interactive combination of painting, dual screen integration and 3D transformation capabilities designed to give players the unique ability to create objects and even characters they can place in the world of Wasteland.  
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is available on Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, Play Station 3, PC/Mac from 23rd November 2012. Disney Epic Mickey: The Power of Illusion for Nintendo 3DS will be available from 23rd November. The games are available to pre-order now from all major retailers.

I paid my own expenses to attend the event, I have received no expense for writing this post. 90% of this post was copied from a press release, it would of however been content I would of written myself. The photo of Spud is copyright to myself, Jade Lewendon.


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