Recently, gaming giant THQ announced it was calling it quits, never to produce a game again, and it seems the curse was not subject to this company. Junction Point, the makers of the Epic Mickey series, have made it known that they will also be shutting down within the week. This company’s reign was probably ended by it’s failure in sales of Epic Mickey: The Power of Two, though if this pattern continues throughout the gaming community, we’ll have to take a look at the field of gaming as a whole and consider its future.
We’re sad to see this company go, but we here at the charged team are still here to bring you the latest Nintendo news! -Ryan Baxter
After the lackluster success of both the original Epic Mickey and it’s sequels on consoles and handhelds, does anyone really want another sequel? I’m in the middle on this one. I seem to love every single thing about the series, except for the actual gameplay, which always turns out mediocre at best. Honestly, if the team at Junction Point spent more time on gameplay, or got an en entirely different team to take on the gameplay, the game would feel a lot more fresh, and less repetitive. Warren Spector (the game’s creator) has shared more on the future of the series, which is included below. -Greg Boe (admin)
“Oh man, there are so many aspects of Disney’s history to draw from, we’ll never run out of material. There are all sorts of forgotten characters, concepts from films that were never made, rides that have been retired from the Parks or never built at all,” he says. “We could map games for the next 80 years about Disney’s last 80.”
“I should probably keep some secrets, but I’d love to do something with all the rejected versions of Tinkerbell [from Peter Pan] we saw in the archives – I think fans would get a huge kick out of that.”
“I’d love to see the Disney Epic Mickey series continue – there are plenty of stories still to tell about Wasteland and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and Mickey Mouse! I’d love to see some Oswald games, where he’s on his own. He deserves a shot at solo stardom. Then there are the ‘duck’ games – Donald, Scrooge, etc – that are just waiting to be made. And a bunch of us at Junction Point have thoughts about Goofy and the Gremlins and a hundred others.”
If you enjoyed Epic Mickey on Nintendo Wii U, then you’ll love its sequel, which is coming to Wii U, PS3, 360, and Wii later this year. Some new details on the new game have recently surfaced online, and we’ve included all the info after the break. Get ready for Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two! Check it out! -Greg Boe (admin) (more…)
We previously suspected that Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (Wii/PS3/360) wasn’t coming to Wii U. Boy, were we ever wrong! Today at Nintendo’s Wii U Preview, the game was officially announced for Wii U. Not only that, but we’ll be seeing Epic Mickey 2 on the new system within the launch window! Look forward to a preview on this one soon.
Um, yeah, I’m pretty sure we’ve already been over this. As indicated in the trailer above, Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two for Wii will feature quite a bit of singing. While the game is fully voice-acted, some characters will express their emotions by breaking out in song. With any other video game, this would be looked at as ridiculous, but come on, Disney does this in like all of their animated movies, so I’m not too surprised! Check out the latest trailer to this upcoming game above, and be sure to stay tuned for more info. Will you pick up this game? -Greg Boe (admin)
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is coming to Wii, Xbox 360, and PS3, but it’s too bad we won’t end up seeing the game come to the upcoming Nintendo Wii U. I didn’t understand why the game wasn’t coming to the system until I read what producer Warren Spector had to say about this. According to Spector: “We’ve certainly thought about it. It”s a really interesting piece of hardware. Unfortunately, we were already too far into development by the time it was announced. So there’s just no way we could get it out by the time Wii U launches. ”I mean, who knows what’s going to happen in the future? But for right now, there are no plans. There is all sorts of fun stuff we could do with that controller, though.” Although this is sad news, I can’t wait to see what Junction Point decides to develop for the Wii U when it launches later this year! What do you think? -Greg Boe (admin)
When Epic Mickey producer, Warren Spector announced Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two for Wii, he said it was going to be a musical. This struck fear in the eyes of many fans who thought they might have to pick up a microphone and sing along while playing the new game. Warren Spector has told Eurogamer that everybody needs to “take a chill pill and relax about this”. What do you think so far about Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two? Share your thoughts in the comments. Read on for all Warren Spector had to say! -Greg Boe (admin)(more…)
Mickey Mouse is a cartoon character as old as the art itself! He has survived many adventures and returned from certain doom! His game “Epic Mickey” was a huge hit, and now, there will be a second one to satisfy all of the fans! This may be old news, but there is a new piece of information about this brush-wielding master’s game, a release date. In Europe, at least. The Wii version of the game, Epic Mickey: The Power of Two will be available in Europe on September 26th, and should come to North America soon. This is certainly a title to keep your eyes on! -Ryan Baxter
Somehow we missed some of the biggest gaming news of the month, and we apologize for the delay in reporting on the subject. There are two new sequels to Epic Mickey (Wii) on the way to the Nintendo Wii and 3DS systems! Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two was announced for Wii, Xbox 360, and PS3 last Thursday, and will feature way better camera controls. Just yesterday, Epic Mickey 2: Power of Illusion was announced for the Nintendo 3DS by Nintendo Power, so you’ll be hearing more from us about both games once we get the issue in the mail! Continue reading for all the info! -Greg Boe (admin) (more…)