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Disney Interactive today announced that the highly-anticipated “Disney
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” video game will be featured in a panel
at the Comic-Con International 2012 show in San Diego on Sunday, July 15th.
In addition, Disney Interactive’s Junction Point has released the
never-before-seen opening movie for the game titled “A Story Begins” at www.youtu.be/TEihtaHLInk.
“Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” will be presented in a panel
discussion taking place on Sunday, July 15th at 1:00 p.m. at
the San Diego Convention Center, Room 25ABC. Participating in the panel
are video game designer Warren Spector of Disney Interactive’s Junction
Point, Peter David, award-winning comic writer and author of the
upcoming “Disney Epic Mickey 2 Graphic Novel” and Marv Wolfman,
award-winning American comic book writer and co-writer of “Disney Epic
Mickey 2: The Power of Two.” The panelists will discuss how the team
mapped out the story for this innovative new video game and unveil the
first details surrounding the graphic novel, a 48 page retelling of
Mickey’s return to Wasteland that will extend the video game experience
for readers. Additionally, Becky Cline, Director of The Walt Disney
Archives will be on hand to discuss the historical significance of Walt
Disney’s first cartoon star, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, who is prominently
featured in the video game. The panel will reveal all-new gameplay
footage and artwork, and a special never-before-seen sequence of pages
from the upcoming graphic novel.
“The story in ‘Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two’ will immerse
players in an even deeper and richer gameplay experience than before as
they take on the roles of Mickey Mouse and Oswald to befriend and battle
their way through the world of Wasteland on a brand new journey of
creativity and discovery,” said Warren Spector, creative director and
vice president, Junction Point. “We’re honored to have collaborated with
such talented individuals as Marv Wolfman, Peter David and Becky Cline
on Mickey and Oswald’s next adventure, and we look forward to offering
Comic-Con attendees a behind-scenes-look at the game and graphic novel.”
Written by Peter David and illustrated by Fabrizio Petrossi, the “Disney
Epic Mickey 2: Graphic Novel” is a 48 page retelling of Mickey Mouse’s
return to Wasteland to help Oswald the Lucky Rabbit as he faces the Mad
Doctor. The graphic novel extends the videogame experience for readers
and will include exclusive footage, a backstage pass, and more.
The “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” video game returns Mickey
Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit to Wasteland, an alternate world
filled with more than 80 years of forgotten Disney characters and theme
park attractions. But for the first time, Mickey and Oswald will join
forces as true partners - Mickey with the magical paint brush that
allows him to wield paint and thinner, and Oswald with a powerful remote
control that allows him to command electricity. This new co-op play
further enhances the idea that “PlayStyle Matters” – a unique approach
to gameplay pioneered by Warren Spector where players tackle challenges
the way they want to in order to explore a variety of possibilities and
storylines, but always with consequences for their chosen actions.
Development for “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” for the Wii™
system from Nintendo, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from
Microsoft, and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system is being
led by Disney Interactive’s Junction Point. Supporting the latest
technology, the game will also feature full support for the
PlayStation®Move motion controller. “Disney Epic Mickey: Power of
Illusion” for the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system is under
development by critically-acclaimed developer DreamRift, in
collaboration with Junction Point. The games are currently unrated by
the ESRB. For more information, go to www.disney.com/disneyepicmickey.
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About Junction Point
Junction Point is Disney Interactive’s Austin, Texas-based developer of
console games with a focus on games where “playstyle matters.” Junction
Point games offer strong, player-driven narratives, opportunities for
problem-solving rather than puzzles, and choices with significant
consequences. The studio’s goal is to tell stories with players, not to
them, allowing each player to craft his or her own, unique experiences.
Junction Point was founded in 2005 and joined Disney Interactive in July
2007. For more information on the studio, go to www.junctionpoint.com.
About Disney Publishing Worldwide
Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) is the world's largest publisher of
children's books and magazines with over 700 million products sold each
year. Disney Publishing Worldwide consists of an extensive worldwide
licensing structure as well as vertically integrated publishing imprints
including Disney Book Group in the U.S., Disney Libri in Italy and
Disney Libros in Spain. DPW publishes a range of children's magazines
globally, including Topolino, Le Journal de Mickey, and Donald
Duck, as well as Disney kids magazines in the U.S. which include Disney
Princess and Phineas and Ferb. Disney English is DPW's
English language learning business which includes Disney English
learning centers in China and a worldwide retail licensing program.
DPW's digital products include bestselling eBook titles as well as
original apps. Headquartered in Glendale, CA, Disney Publishing
Worldwide publishes books, magazines, and digital products in 85
countries in 75 languages. For more information visit www.disneypublishing.com.
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