Junction Point Studios are currently developing Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two for Wii, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, the Associated Press have revealed.
Amongst the additions made from the previous game are voice actors, drop-in/drop-out co-operative play and making the sequel a musical.
To do so, the talents of Jim Dooley and Mike Himelstein have been enlisted, the composer and lyricist who have written the music for forthcoming animated film ‘Dorothy of Oz’.
“I’m such a geek about musicals”, Spector commented at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. “I love the co-op and next-gen stuff, but for me, when a character breaks into song, which they do on a regular basis in this game, it’s magic.”
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit returns, voiced by Frank Welker, and will be a playable character who is to join Mickey Mouse on his adventures. Whilst Mickey will retain his magical brush with its paint and thinner mechanic seen within the original game, Oswald will be armed with a remote that can control electricity. Both skills must be utilised to overcome obstacles.
“It’s drop-in, drop-out co-op”, Spector explained. “You can sit down at any time with a friend who is playing as Mickey, and you can take control of Oswald. If you’re playing as a single player, Oswald will be there every second of the game. He’s not just a multiplayer character. He’s a helper, whether you’re playing alone or with a friend or family member”.
Player choices will play an integral role within the story, once again based with the Wasteland, with songs and music altering in response to whether you make well-mannered or mischievous choices.
The first trailer for Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is set to be shown tomorrow on Gametrailers TV.