From what the latest Nintendo Power appears to say- I've heard it second hand from a friend with it- the plot of Illusion is that Mizrabel's castle from Castle of Illusion gets sent into the Wasteland and she isn't happy about it. Not, as originally reported, the Snow White queen.
If this info checks out, than that means they've got the license to the older Illusion games. So maybe there's hope for them getting re-released soon, maybe in the actual game.
That would be awesome. Mickey & Donald's World of Illusion was one of my favourite Mega Drive games. I never really got to play the first two Illusion games, I didn't know many people who had Game Gears or Master Systems.
Post by monkeydsuper on Apr 2, 2012 1:25:15 GMT -5
I just heard about this, never cared much for the first EM game, a bit overrated imo, so when I heard a sequel was coming I snored but when I found out about the details and saw the screens of the 3DS version I came, sequel to the Mickey Illusion games? Consider myself sold! Looking forward to this more than any of the console versions.
Last Edit: Jun 3, 2012 9:19:35 GMT -5 by monkeydsuper
Some small news from a two page preview in Nintendo Power:
*Disney Gulch is an area. This is presumably the Frontierland area, likely with a focus on the mine Train. *The boss is Pete's Dragon as a robot. Fitting, as he's an infamously forgotten character. *The 2d sections now include non-Mickey cartoons. One shown is the Old Mill, an Oscar winning short.
Non-Mickey shorts isn't new to the sequel... the shorts in the first game also included Silly Symphonies, Pluto and Oswald shorts. And (for some reason) two of the shorts were Sleeping Beauty.
I'm hoping the sequel is going to have more contemporary stuff in it. The first game had plenty of references to Disney renaissance era movies in Dark Beauty Castle's statues and paintings, but outside of it it never really went beyond the 60s (except for Toontown and the Tron stuff). I know that was a deliberate design choice, but it seems like they're missing out on so much Disney gold there.
Thank god that onme of the many things that killed Epic Mickey, too much focus on the forgotten Mickey cartoons and not enough focus on other forgotten Disney character like Eliot.
Actually, for a game called Epic Mickey, very little of it really focused on Mickey cartoons. The only section of the game outside of the shorts that heavily featured Mickey history was Mickeyjunk Mountain. The rest was all Disneyland history with stuff from old movies slipped in around it.
Post by Nester the Lark on Sept 13, 2012 12:07:51 GMT -5
It's official, Epic Mickey 2 is also being ported to Wii U. The port is being handled by Heavy Iron Studios. The PS360 version is still being ported by Blitz Games. Junction Point is still developing the base Wii version.
I wonder if there will be any significant differences besides controls and screen resolution.
"The game uses the Wii U GamePad to display a real-time map of Wasteland, the virtual world in which Epic Mickey 2 is set. You're able to place waypoints and markers that show up in-game to help with getting around. You can also use the GamePad to activate sketches to use in-game."
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