Smoke has turned into fire as the Associated Press today confirmed the existence of Disney’s Epic Mickey 2, headed by Warren Spector. The full quencher’s below the break.
Spector admitted to making “mistakes” with the first game, especially with its camera placement which caused Mickey to fall to his death incessantly, vowing that such a thing would never happen again.
“We’ve had a team working on the camera from literally the day we finished the first game,” he said. “They’ll be working on it until the day we ship the second game. (There have been) over 1,000 specific changes made to the camera. Our goal is that you will not have to touch the manual camera controls even once to play through the main story path of this game.”
The new game will also include drop-in drop-out co-op and amazing new musical numbers by composer Jim Dooley and lyricist Mike Himelstein.
“I’m such a geek about musicals,” Spector admitted. “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. It’s drop-in, drop-out co-op. 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.”
He added: “It was unrealistic to expect people to care in the first game, but now we know they care. We hear about it from players all the time. They really, really got into Oswald, which is hugely gratifying.”
More details coming soon.