Talk about an oops moment. Looks like Disney let slip, and then quickly removed, an announcement for Epic Mickey 2 in a recent newsletter sent out. While this isn't the first "rumor" that there was a sequel in the works, this is definitely more proof that the title is in the works for all of you out there who enjoyed Epic Mickey.
Here's what was posted and subsequently removed:
Disney's Epic Mickey 2 is the latest game in the critically acclaimed Disney's Epic Mickey video game 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 two-player split screen mode. In the two-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!
So… the sequel is coming to other platforms but no mention of the original getting ported? Yea, that's what I am taking away here. Especially since I did not find the game on the Wii all that appealing outside of being a title I could play while there were children in the room. The Wii controls just didn't seem right for the game. Not that I feel that a straight port would be good, but there are fewer limitations with other consoles.
Anyway, this is not a review for Epic Mickey. This is about the few details that can be gleaned for those who wanted a sequel to the game. Like the fact that Epic Mickey 2 looks like it will continue on the story from the first game, or at least the general setting and story. Only this time it seems that Mickey will get to partner up with Oswald in two-player co-op. Awesome, now I can actually let the prior mentioned childrens join in the "fun." Maybe.
I am just hoping that Disney does what it is good at and re-releases Epic Mickey for the PS3 and 360 before or around the Holiday season when EM2 is 'rumored' to hit shelves. Hopefully not to just milk parents for money to appease their demanding children, but to add a few updates to the original title so more people will be excited to pick it up in anticipation for the sequel. But then again, milking the money is most likely the case if it does happen.