Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

Pinned on August 26, 2013 at 6:07 pm by James Williams

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

Players can play as Oswald in drop-in, drop-out 2-player co-op mode. “The Power of Two” will be evident as Oswald participates in Mickey’s adventure every step of the way.

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is an Action-Adventure Platforming game set in the Disney themed gameworld of Wasteland. The game utilizes the same open-ended, environment-manipulating play mechanics of the original Disney Epic Mickey to create a unique experience that lets players create their own paths through game levels. The game features both Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, each with their own tools of environment manipulation. Additional features include, forgotten Disney characters and attractions, all-new levels, professional voice acting, Disney-inspired music and lyric, drop-in, dropout two-player co-op support, and PlayStation Move compatibility.

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Mickey Mouse using his magical brush as Oswald looks on in Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

Return to Wasteland to face a challenge from an unexpected enemy.
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A close-up of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

Join forces with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.
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Unleash the Power of the Brush in a Whole New Way

Join Mickey and Oswald in an epic battle to save the magical world of Wasteland and change it forever. Interact with your favorite characters like never before in the most heroic adventure yet.

In Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, gamers will play as Mickey Mouse and for the first time ever, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Walt Disney’s first cartoon star, in an all-new adventure of creativity and discovery. Created by industry luminary Warren Spector and Disney Interactive’s Junction Point game development studio, Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two comes to Next-Gen game consoles for the first time.

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two returns Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit to Wasteland, an alternate world filled with 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 his magical paint brush that wields paint and thinner, and Oswald with his powerful remote control that allows him to command electricity. This new co-op play combined with enhanced in-game physics will further enhance the idea that “PlayStyle Matters” – a unique approach to gameplay pioneered by Warren Spector where players dynamically tackle different challenges in order to explore all possibilities and storylines, but with consequences for their chosen actions.

Key Game Features

  • Players can play as Oswald in drop-in, dropout 2-player co-op mode. The Power of Two will be evident as Oswald participates in Mickey’s adventure every step of the way.
  • All in-game characters — most notably Oswald The Lucky Rabbit whose voice will be heard for the first time ever — are fully voiced by the official voice actors of those characters.
  • Players will experience Disney’s forgotten characters and attractions in all-new levels and further explore levels from the original Disney Epic Mickey game, but now changed, impacted by world-changing events that have shaken Wasteland apart. New 2D levels based on classic Disney animated films and shorts will offer compelling puzzle-based, platforming gameplay.
  • Players enjoy an original game story CO-written by award-winning American comic book writer, Marv Wolfman, and Junction Point. The storyline features a variety of new and returning characters that further immerse players in Disney’s rich history while adversaries familiar and new will challenge players.
  • Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is the first video game that can be described as a “musical,” where at various points during the adventure characters will express themselves and advance the plot by bursting into song. All songs feature original Disney-inspired music and lyrics. Players will also hear tunes and instrumentation that change based on their personal choices, which will ultimately allow each individual to “conduct” their own unique soundtrack.
  • Optional PlayStation Move support lets players extend the fluity of their movements through Wasteland even further.
  • The Disney Epic Mickey franchise comes to Next Gen consoles for the first time.

Additional Screenshots

Mickey Mouse recclaiming his magical brush in Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

Utilize Mickey’s magic brush.
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Mickey Mouse using a mirror to get to Wasteland in Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

Puzzle-based platforming.
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Co-op gameplay in Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

Drop-in/dropout co-op.
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Oswald using his amazing remote in Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

Put Oswald’s remote to use.
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Product Features


Avid Amazonian says:

The Downfalls of Two… When Epic Mickey was released on the Wii, I cried a little… A game about classic Disney literature, games and movies all tied with a neat little bow, aka beautiful graphics and a timeless appeal of faithful recreations(does that level look like the original NES game?!??) and hidden aspects for those of us that truly love Disney (including hidden Mickeys) and know all the little references that no one else does… but I didn’t own a Wii. I almost went and bought one to try it. I’m a Disney nerd and that looked like heaven to me. But I waited… it wasn’t worth paying that much to try one game.Now, the sequel is finally released and I was SO excited that I was finally going to get my time with Mickey since it was released on a stronger/better console (sorry Wii fans, just the facts). And for the most part it’s what I wanted, but in other ways I’m sorely disappointed. Let’s separate it into two different categories… what works and what doesn’t.Here’s why I love parts of it, and why it deserves AT LEAST 3 stars:1) Disney Nerdvana- There are references to classic materials EVERYWHERE. I own most of the old films (I’m talking the classic shorts, etc) and there are references literally everywhere. Every time I turn a corner I revel in yet another reference that I know few else are seeing the same way. Classic movies, games, stories, materials (including lunchboxes and old school Mickey Mouse Club records on turn tables) pamper the areas with nostalgia. I’m only in my thirties, but I love all of it and I’ve done my research as a Disney nerd… the creators made this with pure love and I’m loving how much attention to detail they put in this thing. Not only that, it looks VERY nice. The worlds are recreations of Disneyland, rides, etc. This thing takes on Disney with a passion and leaves nothing out.2) Classic costumes and collectibles- Dressing as Steamboat Willie and running around 2D sepia-toned platform levels feels so old school that I love it. Finding pins to trade and collect… let’s see, when am I going back to Disneyland again??3) Using paint and thinner is a lot of fun and I love watching things change with me painting or thinning them out. It’s almost mesmerizing to watch. Fun effects, though simplistic they may be.Here’s why I can’t possibly give it MORE THAN 3 stars:1) Camera controls- there are times I move towards a wall and the camera flips dramatically on me. Suddenly I’m running off a cliff because the camera won’t turn the way I want it to. Very annoying.2) The Power of Two?- this game was meant to be played with 2 people multiple times… and that’s its downfall. I’m in my thirties and can get around just fine, but my kid can’t. We play games together and she loves that, usually, but this game… she gives up out of frustration. The challenges are often too simple for me to solve, but too complex for my 5 year old and too flawed for her to get the character to the area she wants it to go. So she gave up and won’t play with me anymore. Now I’m playing alone but can’t get everything I want since I can only do this by myself now. Many hidden challenges and puzzles (the whole reason I wanted this game) can only be solved with two actual players. Sure, Oswald can help as an AI, but there is the next issue…3) Oswald’s A.I. (Annoying Intelligence)- Oswald runs in my way all the time. He jumps on my head, pushes me off cliffs and platforms, knocks puzzles around when I need them in key areas, and never quite does what I need him to do. He is supposed to help, but I find myself often smacking him out of the way to avoid him causing me more issues. And then he yells at me for it. It gets old, fast…4) Who is this game for anyway??: This is too nicely designed for a child to appreciate to its fullest. They won’t understand the intricate details of the backgrounds and hidden references. They’ll also get frustrated when Mickey can’t jump high enough or Oswald doesn’t do what he is supposed to. However, the developers didn’t take enough time to fine tune it for an experienced gamer either, thereby causing me to get frustrated when I know what I should be doing, but can’t accomplish it without multiple efforts due to bad programming or design… so I’m not sure who their core audience was in this game… kids or adults… In my opinion, it doesn’t meet either of our needs/wants. The fact that playing with two experienced (most likely teenage to adult) gamers needs to happen will be unlikely in a game with this many flaws for as long as needed.5) The power of consequence- I love games with consequences. I believe that if I…

James Denig "jj" says:

great fun for kids and adults I suspect foul play on negative reviews I bought this for my niece and after purchasing it for almost 60 bucks for her and reading the online reviews I got nervous. Dont be the game looks stunning in hd and the disney world is incredible the camera is clunky but it is nothing major like the reviews make it its a ton of fun and really will give you a nostaligic good feeling even the adults, I had no complaints from the kids and the adults in the room all had a blast. If your getting sick of these bs propaganda games like black ops call of duty and want something simpler for the kids or the kid at heart check it out its refreshing and old fashin fun.. mabey the developers didnt pay enough for a great review it doesnt add up a ton of work went in to it and it looks fantastic! nitpicking at its finest

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