Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two behind the scenes with Warren Spector
Warren Spector is well known for bringing immersive gameplay to the masses – he is the man behind Deus Ex and System Shock, two of the most influencial games in the history of the sci-fi genre. These days he’s working with Disney to revive Mickey’s career.
The Wii was graced with the exclusive first Epic Mickey game and it sold millions of copies, fuelling speculation of a high-def port. This never happened, but Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two will up the ante on PlayStation 3 with HD graphics and PS Move support.
In this behind the scenes video, Warren speaks about bringing his original stories, starring Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, together in a high definition romp through Wasteland. The increased horse power and disc capacity of the PS3 plays a role in bringing full speech to all the original Disney characters.
While playing the game as Mickey Mouse, the PS Move or DualShock 3 controller can be used to spew paint or thinner on the surroundings to solve puzzles or reveal secrets. Oswald the Lucky Rabbit controls a powerful remote enabling him to throw electricity around the world.
Anyone can sit down beside you and play as Oswald with new drop-in/drop-out co-op support. His long ears can take on the shape of helicopter propellors to help Mickey access areas otherwise inaccessible; hence “the power of two”.
Epic Mickey is one of those very rare games that both adults and kids can enjoy. Tailor made for adults to play, while entertaining enough for young kids to watch. Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two releases on 1 October, 2012 for PS3.