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8:00 PM on 11.26.2012

The DTOID Show: Wii U, Mini Wii, ME3 DLC & Epic Mickey

We're back from our Thanksgiving break, and we have video game news for you! Gearbox's Randy Pitchford explains why Borderlands 2 won't be coming to the Wii U, and Reggie from Nintendo explains to CNN why the Wii U is g...

Max Scoville



Review: Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two photo
Review: Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
by Jim Sterling

Epic Mickey is easily among the more tragic wastes of potential we've seen in the videogame industry. It first whipped fans into a frothy lather of excitement when concept images were shown, displaying a twisted and macabre take on the Disney universe, promising a truly dark Mickey Mouse adventure. 

The more the game developed, the more this premise was neutered, as Disney's sugary overseers refused to take the brave steps needed to realize those early visions. By the time Epic Mickey came out, it was nowhere near as remarkable as it could have been. 

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, however, is quite remarkable indeed ... but only because it's so rubbish. 

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9:30 PM on 10.16.2012

Disney reveals new levels for upcoming Epic Mickey titles

Good Sir Warren (and the fine folks at Disney Interactive) have unveiled a few new levels for both Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, and Castle of Illusion's successor, Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion. As ex...

Jason Cabral

4:00 PM on 10.14.2012

Warren Spector and I are totally best friends now

I failed to mention that, immediately following the Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion preview event last month, Warren Spector led all the journalists on a tour through Magic Kingdom. We went on the Magic Carpet, Haunted...

Tony Ponce

10:00 AM on 10.12.2012

Chill with Ariel in the final Power of Illusion world

So far, we've seen quite a bit of Power of Illusion's varying Disney-themed worlds. We were privy to some hot Peter Pan screenshot action compliments of Jordan, and got a look at the castle from Chad's preview. The...

Chris Carter



Preview: Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion is pure magic photo
Preview: Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion is pure magic
by Tony Ponce

I had a bit of trouble containing my excitement when Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion was first revealed. Not only did we learn that it is a hand-drawn 2D platformer by DreamRift, the same team behind Monster Tale and Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure, we also learned that it is a follow-up to Castle of Illusion on the Genesis. As a Sega child, this latter piece of news made me completely lose my mind.

Since then, I've been soaking in every update, hoping to to quench my thirst but to no avail. When Chad Concelmo shared his hands-on impressions from E3, I had to bolt my feet to the floor to keep from floating away. The wait was too much!

Luckily, I was invited to Walt Disney World in Orlando to attend a Power of Illusion demonstration led by Junction Point's Warren Spector and DreamRift's creative director Peter Ong. After the duo ran through the game's creation, I was able to hop onto one of the 3DS units available and play a few areas, including the newly unveiled Aladdin-themed environment.

The smile never left my face.

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1:30 PM on 09.13.2012

Disney Epic Mickey 2 heading to the Wii U

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is officially heading to the Wii U. You are totally shocked by this news, I'm sure. The Wii U version will include GamePad specific features, such as a real-time map of the game world di...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





3:45 PM on 09.05.2012

Warren Spector denies Glenn Beck rabbit ears at event

Glenn Beck is a political talk show host who is hard to love for many. Some might say, he is a loud-mouthed liar who loves to exaggerate and sensationalize for attention. You may be able to understand then why game designer W...

Allistair Pinsof

12:30 PM on 09.02.2012

PAX: Warren Spector compares Epic Mickey to Deus Ex

Okay? That was my first reaction when Warren Spector compared his upcoming Epic Mickey 2 to his legendary masterpiece Deus Ex in a PAX sit down I had with him earlier today. Actually, it was more of a huh? But then the outspo...

Chad Concelmo

12:10 PM on 09.02.2012

PAX: New screens from Epic Mickey 2 show off new area

While here at PAX, I had a chance to sit down with a new section of upcoming platformer Epic Mickey 2. These just released screens show off the new section of the game that I got to play. Based on Frontier Land in Disneyland,...

Chad Concelmo



E3: Hands-on with Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion photo
E3: Hands-on with Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion
by Chad Concelmo

I haven't made a final decision as to what my favorite game at E3 2012 is yet, but Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion for the 3DS is right up there.

When DreamRift's game was announced a couple of months ago, I was shocked. Instead of just being a straight port of the 3D Epic Mickey sequels on other consoles, Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion is a brand-new 2D platformer releasing for the 3DS.

And just look at the game. It is beautiful. If you are a fan of any of the old Capcom Disney games for the Super Nintendo, you are going to lose your mind over this.

I know I did.

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11:58 AM on 06.05.2012

E3: Nintendo confirms more third-party 3DS titles

While there was no new info about the titles, Nintendo did confirm four forthcoming 3DS titles at E3: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate Scribblenauts Unlimited Disney's Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion Kingdom Hear...

Alasdair Duncan

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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