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Re-release of Castle of Illusions is coming according to Brazilian Age Classification posting

Update: This is what I get for skimming an automated translated web page. Looks like this is just a re-release of the game and not a HD remake. Which if that is the case, then it's probably just a standard game running on an emulator on Wii U, 360, and PS3. Lame.



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The boxart for this has been already leaked and reported on before. This seems to confirm it even more.

WiiClube has news coming from a posting from the Brazilian Age Classification Board that seem to indicate that Castle of Illusions is going to get the "Duck Tales Treatment"! The article is in Portuguese according to Google translate, so I'm going to file this under rumors for now until we get an official (and in English) confirmation. That said, "woo hoo" to more classic Disney games getting the HD treatment! Now if they can just get around to giving some HD love to SNES Aladdin...

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DISNEY INTERACTIVE ANNOUNCES NOVEMBER 18, 2012 LAUNCH DATE FOR "DISNEY EPIC MICKEY 2: THE POWER OF TWO" AND SHOWCASES NEVER BEFORE SEEN AREAS OF THE GAME AT E3

BURBANK, Calif. – (June 5, 2012) – Paint and thinner will once again alter the universe on November 18, 2012 as Disney Interactive announces the launch date for its highly-anticipated action adventure game “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 Expo). In celebration of the newly revealed launch date, industry luminary Warren Spector and Disney Interactive’s Junction Point are showcasing never-before-seen areas of “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” and an exclusive exhibit presented by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club at the Disney Interactive booth (South Hall #1001) at the E3 Expo will feature artifacts from the Walt Disney Archives that pay tribute to characters featured in the video game.

“Our fans have told us how eager they are for a sequel to ‘Disney Epic Mickey’ and I’m happy to be able to reveal the launch date for “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two,” said Warren Spector, creative director and vice president, Junction Point. “I think players are going to be excited by the new areas of the game being revealed at E3 where they will need to determine who their friends really are as they team up Mickey Mouse and Oswald to restore balance in Wasteland.”



E3 Expo attendees will have the opportunity to experience “the power of two” as Mickey Mouse and Oswald join forces for the first time to overcome obstacles in a game level inspired by the classic 1937 Silly Symphonies cartoon, “The Old Mill.” Players will also engage in a heroic struggle to save Wasteland as they battle a giant animatronic blotworx dragon modeled after the Pete’s Dragon Float from “The Main Street Electrical Light Parade,” long a fan favorite at the Disney theme parks.



Additionally, attendees that come by the Disney Interactive booth will have an opportunity to browse an exclusive exhibit of artifacts from the Walt Disney Archives, some on public display for the first time ever, from Disney’s rich 80+ year history. From Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and Mickey Mouse, to Gremlin Gus and Clarabelle Cow, the exhibit will pay tribute to beloved characters featured in “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two.”



“Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” 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 dynamically tackle different challenges in order to explore all possibilities and storylines, but 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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Disney Epic Mickey Paints Its Way To The Nintendo 3DS System With "Disney Epic Mickey: Power Of Illusion"

BURBANK, Calif. – (April 4, 2012) – Disney Interactive Media Group today announced the development of “Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion,” the first Nintendo 3DS™ title in the “Disney Epic Mickey” franchise. The title features an interactive combination of painting, dual screen integration and 3D transformation capabilities designed to give players the unique ability to create objects and even characters they can place in the world of Wasteland.

In “Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion,” Reality is What You Paint of It. The game offers a special drawing and painting function that allows players to create rough versions of objects that magically transform into classic Disney-style 2D illustrations. Utilizing the game’s unparalleled dual screen integration, players then move their creations to the top screen where they are further transformed into full-color, fully-rendered 3D visuals.

Paying tribute to the classic Sega Genesis title “Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse,” “Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion” focuses on the fabled Castle of Illusion, which has fallen into Wasteland, an alternate world filled with 80 years of forgotten Disney characters and theme park attractions – and now forgotten video games. The evil witch Mizrabel, villainess from the classic “Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse,” finds herself an unwilling inhabitant of Wasteland, and unleashes a plot to escape using the Castle of Illusion to imprison and drain the cartoon essence from currently famous Toons. Players will take on the role of Mickey Mouse as he utilizes his magical brush to wield paint and thinner to confront Mizrabel and save the Toons.

“The original ‘Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse’ changed the face of video gaming by allowing players to play as Mickey Mouse in a side-scrolling adventure full of dynamic environments,” said Warren Spector, vice president and creative director, Junction Point. “We’re honored to be able to pay tribute to this classic video game by creating a title that truly takes advantage of the unique capabilities of the Nintendo 3DS, putting the magic of Disney and the historic Castle of Illusion in the palm of your hands.”

“Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion” is being created by critically acclaimed DS developer DreamRift, in collaboration with Disney Interactive’s Junction Point. The game is slated for a fall 2012 release on the Nintendo 3DS. For more information, go to www.disney.com/disneyepicmickey, or check out this month’s issue of “Nintendo Power” magazine which features an exclusive cover story on the upcoming game.

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Book release - The Art of Epic Mickey



The Art of Epic Mickey will be a 160-page hardcover landscape coffee table book. It will be written by Epic Mickey co-writer Austin Grossman and will feature a forward by Game Director and New York Times contributor, Warren Spector. The book will journey through the beautifully dark and twisted world known as Cartoon Wasteland touching on the creative process behind developing this once-in-a-lifetime vision. It will include, sketches, concept art, final frames, and stills from the actual game, plus, never-before-used art with quotes from the team that envisioned this epic tale. The physical world of the game is born directly from Disneyland, and accordingly, the book will spotlight the artistic influence that Disneyland, with its iconic qualities and rides, had on the creators of Epic Mickey.

Product Details

Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Disney Editions (October 4, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1423148266
ISBN-13: 978-1423148265
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

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Has the Epic Mickey graphic novel been cancelled?

Epic Mickey's 'Tales of the Wasteland' digital comic came out on the App Store awhile ago. That was supposed to be followed by an actual printing, but hardcover and standard editions. Those never came to be, and the publisher Harper Collins Publishers lists them as being cancelled. Is the digital version the only way to get this content now? Thanks to MoldyClay for the heads up!

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