A Disney newsletter hints that the company might be looking to tell another Mickey Epic.
The site Stitch Kingdom says they’d gotten a look at one of Disney’s online newsletters announcing the Fall 2012 release of a multiplatform sequel to 2010’s action adventure game Epic Mickey. According to the post, which linked to the now seemingly edited newsletter, the sequel would again see Mickey pulled back into the world of lost Disney characters, this time with the addition of co-op.
Here’s the text from the newsletter about the game:
Disney Epic Mickey 2 is the latest game in the critically acclaimed Disney Epic Mickey videogame 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 2-player split screen mode. In the 2 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!
While the first game didn’t exactly light the world on fire in terms of sales or reviews, I can imagine two million copies sold between the U.S. and Europe for the Wii exclusive might give Disney Interactive something to chew on with regards to taking another go at the brand.