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11:44 AM on 06.05.2012

E3: Disney's Epic Mickey 2 releasing November 18, 2012

[Update: Check out the behind the scenes trailer!] Just in time for Thanksgiving, and the inevitable Black Friday rush, Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two will be hitting stores on November 18, 2012. The game will aga...

Jason Cabral

10:30 PM on 04.04.2012

The DTOID Show: Borderlands, Aliens, and SPACE BATTLES!

Not all at the same time, of course. That would be a little too badass, even for you. It doesn't mean there's not plenty to be excited about, though! Today's Destructoid Show covers a lot of topics, including discussion...

Tara Long

4:00 PM on 04.04.2012

You aren't ready: Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion screens

No offense to the console-bound Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, but looking over these screenshots, I'm much more eager to play Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion. Visually speaking, this 3DS platformer is everythi...

Jordan Devore



Sing it! Gaming's greatest musicals  photo
Sing it! Gaming's greatest musicals
by Allistair Pinsof

You can't get more flamboyant than a musical, so it should be no surprise that the predominantly masculine worlds of videogames don't often let their characters burst into song. After all, gunning down terrorists in the Middle East and firing a rocket into a cluster of aliens don't exactly make for the most fitting avenue for a frivolous song and dance number... though, it would be pretty awesome if it did happen, right?

Last month, Warren Spector announced Disney Epic Mickey 2 before me and a gathering of other journalists in Austin, TX. All the new features and improvements sounded good to me, but there was one thing that rubbed me wrong. Spector, a master of game design if there ever was one, made the mistake of calling his upcoming title "the first musical comedy game in the history of videogames." The reason it rubbed me wrong? It simply isn't true, and I'm here to show why.

So without further ado, these are gaming's stand-out musical games and moments.

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Epic Mickey 3DS is a follow-up to Castle of Illusion photo
Epic Mickey 3DS is a follow-up to Castle of Illusion
by Tony Ponce

YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES...

Hold up... YES. Okay, I'm finished.

More info from the latest issue of Nintendo Power regarding Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion on 3DS has just emerged. The DreamRift-developed title ties in not only to the original Epic Mickey but also to the f*ck-awesome Castle of Illusion on Sega Genesis. As with the Genesis game, it'll be a side-scroller with the Queen from Snow White as the main antagonist. On top of that, each level will be based on a Disney animated film from Sleeping Beauty to even Tangled, characters (such as Scrooge McDuck) will take residence in Mickey's home base à la the Suikoden series, and the game will feature hand-drawn sprites with extensive parallax scrolling backgrounds.

Yeah, the home console versions can officially kiss the fattest part of my ass.

'Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion' Preview Courtesy of Nintendo Power [About.com]
Epic Mickey 2: Power of Illusion (3DS, Dreamrift) [NeoGAF]

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5:00 PM on 03.25.2012

Epic Mickey 2 lead platform is Wii, 3DS version confirmed

GamesRadar has uploaded a nearly five-minute walkthrough of the upcoming Epic Mickey 2, demonstrating the 360 build and the new drop-in, drop-out co-op. GR has confirmed suspicions that the Wii version is the lead platform. ...

Tony Ponce





10:00 AM on 03.23.2012

Epic Mickey 2 is 'the first musical comedy game'

At Epic Mickey 2's announcement press conference in Austin last week, Junction Point's Senior Creative Director, Warren Spector, surprised attending press members by calling the game "the first musical comedy game in the hist...

Dale North

9:00 AM on 03.23.2012

Epic Mickey 2: The three biggest issues addressed

At Epic Mickey 2's announcement press conference last week, Junction Point's Warren Spector talked about how the three biggest issues in Epic Mickey have been addressed for the upcoming sequel, which takes the Mouse and his p...

Dale North



Preview: Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two photo
Preview: Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
by Allistair Pinsof

From the unexpected original to the inevitable sequel, Mickey Mouse and veteran game designer Warren Spector are on a strange ride together.

With characters breaking into song for musical segments, full voice acting, split-screen co-op, and one of the most ambitious camera systems in recent memory, Epic Mickey is going to get a bit stranger this fall in Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two.

Pleased by sales, humbled by fans, and aware of reviewers’ complaints, developer Junction Point is making a sequel with all parties in mind. The result is a game that is shaping up to offer the same charm of the original, just with less fuss and in HD.

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1:00 PM on 03.21.2012

Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two confirmed for 360/PS3/Wii

Talk of a sequel to Epic Mickey has been going around for what feels like quite a while -- I was almost starting to get worried. This week, the game was shown off to media. We'll have a full preview for Disney Epic Mickey 2: ...

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 08.27.2011

Looks like Epic Mickey 2 may be in development

According to an anonymous Dtoid reader, Epic Mickey 2 is currently being gauged by Disney via online marketing. There are a lot of specifics here, which is always nice. That doesn't mean that the game is definitely going to h...

Jonathan Holmes

7:00 AM on 01.18.2011

Amazon goes gaming in today's Gold Box

Amazon has cooled their heels with the promotions now that the big holiday shopping season is over. I still check daily for deals but there's never anything I would waste your time with. Until this morning, that is, when I'm ...

Conrad Zimmerman

8:20 AM on 12.15.2010

Epic Mickey soundtrack coming December 21st

The Disney Epic Mickey soundtrack by Emmy winning composer Jim Dooley will be available on iTunes and other digital music services starting on December 21. Released by Walt Disney Records, this digital score will feature 20 t...

Dale North

8:40 AM on 12.10.2010

Spector pleased with negative reviews

Despite claiming earlier this week that reviews "didn't understand" Disney Epic Mickey, designer Warren Spector also stated that he's happy with the varying reviews for his game. According to Spector, he'd rather have sp...

Jim Sterling

8:20 AM on 12.08.2010

Spector won't admit that Epic Mickey isn't golden spunk

Disney Epic Mickey was released recently and it wasn't perfect. With rather dull 3D platforming and a terrible camera, it had its problems for sure. Warren Spector doesn't think so. In fact, he refuses to believe the camera i...

Jim Sterling

9:00 AM on 11.29.2010

Play Epic Mickey in style with signature caps

If you're wondering what you're going to be wearing on your head when you play Disney's Epic Mickey this week, here's the solution to your conundrum. New Era is releasing its latest signature 59FIFTY cap this week featuring a...

Nick Chester