Disney may have accidentally confirmed the game's existence.
Epic Mickey 2 may be in the works for release in 2012, a Disney newsletter may have accidentally revealed.
Disney sent out a newsletter that indirectly confirmed the existence of a direct follow up to Epic Mickey, released in 2010 exclusively for the Wii. Despite images of the source being erased since, Disney website StitchKingdom.com wrote up an article that elaborated on the information presented in the newsletter
The game is said to be in the works for a Fall 2012 release on the Wii as well as Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The new game will feature 2-player co-op in which players can take control of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit as he controls a helicopter, while Mickey still retains his paintbrush and paint and paint thinner powers.
The full information according to the newsletter is as follows:
"Disney Epic Mickey 2 is the latest game in the critically acclaimed Disney Epic Mickey videogame series. In this all-new action-platforming game available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii, Mickey embarks on an epic journey and is pulled back into a world filled with Disney’s forgotten characters. Players can choose to play single-player as Mickey or for the first time players can also choose 2-player split screen mode. In the 2 player mode one person can play as Mickey wielding magic paint and paint thinner to dynamically change the world and the second player can play as Oswald the Lucky Rabbit – Walt Disney’s first cartoon star – with the power to fly like a helicopter and use electricity to fight or friend enemies and solve challenges. Team-up and choose your path to save this forgotten world because the choices you make will alter the story and change the end of the game!"
The rumors about Epic Mickey 2 first surfaced earlier in the year when Disney released a survey which featured preliminary artwork of the game. The original Epic Mickey was a best seller on the Wii despite the mixed critical reception. Junction Point Studios (Warren Spector's development studio), however, laid off several employees once the game was completed and released.