The Epic Mickey video game series has become known for bringing back long-forgotten or underused Disney characters and attractions that were a great inspiration to artists at Disney, Pixar, and other animation studios. In Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit officially steps into the Disney spotlight once more. In a new featurette released by Disney Interactive, creator Warren Spector talks about Oswald and the various characters that appear in the game, including a strong female addition. After the break, check out the featurette and view some new concept art and images from the highly-anticipated sequel!
I love the darker art style to this series, along with the homages to characters and theme park attractions from Disney lore. Seeing Oswald get a much larger role feels like the rabbit that inspired the mouse “that started it all” is finally back home at Disney. Also, they do not focus on it in this featurette, but the game will feature several original musical numbers, another aspect of excitement! Watch the video below:
Below are two new pieces of concept art, followed by seven new screenshots, all giving us a closer look at the new Gulch land in the game. If you look closely, you can spot Jiminy Cricket:
Releasing on the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, and PC and Mac, Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two hits retailers on November 18. If you pre-order it from Amazon, you can save $5.00 off the retail price.