Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Wii, Xbox 360
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Disney Interactive
Developer: Junction Point
Release Date: Nov. 18, 2012 (US), Fall 2012 (EU)

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'Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two' (ALL) Details Inkwells Feature - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2012 @ 8:26 p.m. PST

In Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, gamers play as Mickey Mouse and for the first time ever, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Walt Disney's first cartoon star, in an adventure of creativity and discovery.

“Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” returns Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit to Wasteland, an alternate world filled with 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 his magical paint brush that allows him to wield paint and thinner, and Oswald with his 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 dynamically tackle different challenges in order to explore all possibilities and storylines, but with consequences for their chosen actions.

Background to inkwells, invisible and indelible ink...

When the Thinner Seas disappeared at the end of Disney Epic Mickey, Oswald and the others found that it left behind two sets of Ink: Invisible and Indelible ink. Over the years they’ve figured out how to harness this ink in what they call Inkwells. Inkwells are special objects in the environment that can help the player overcome challenges and foes, while also giving him a choice on how he wants to proceed, and they provide Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two with a completely different style of gameplay from the first game.

  • Each Inkwell reacts to the environment around it, and the player’s choice in that environment. His playstyle will determine the two states of the Inkwell.
  • When an area is restored, the Inkwells create Invisible Ink. For the stealthier player, this type of ink lets Mickey sneak around enemies and security devices.
  • When an area is thinned, the Inkwells create Indelible Ink. For the more straight forward player, this ink will cause Mickey to become tougher for a limited amount of time. Not only will enemy attacks do less damage, but Mickey will also not be harmed by Thinner.

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