Epic Mickey was released at the tail end of 2010 exclusively for Wii. Although a relative success story both critically and commercially, it was rather forgotten about following release on the Nintendo console. That is until recently however, when a sequel to the game was announced for 360, PS3 and Wii. (although I suspect that platform may be amended to Wii U in just a few days time…)
In a recent interview with MCV, lead designer Warren Spector explained that he and his studio Junction Point always saw the Epic Mickey saga as being spread over 4 separate games.
Spector told them: Before the first Epic Mickey I actually had a four-game storyline arc, and I had at least three games worth of the ‘game innovation’ to introduce, so the idea of two-player co-op and songs in the second game was something I knew I wanted to do before I started the first.”
It is unknown whether the 2D platformer (well, 3D 2D anyway!) heading to the 3DS handheld is a part of this arc, or even if the plan is still to spread the storyline out over that many games. I guess the success or otherwise of Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two on HD consoles will determine whether we see any more games in the series. I for one am looking forward to the songs at least.