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Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion Officially Announced

Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion Officially Announced

by Jeff SmithApril 4, 2012

While the console versions of Epic Mickey 2 may be the hot news right now, but there was always hope for an Epic Mickey sequel making its way to 3DS, and we finally have official word.

Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion is a 3DS exclusive throwback to the Sega Genesis title Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse. The castle has fallen into the Wasteland, along with its old inhabitants, who plan to escape the castle and “drain the cartoon essence from currently famous Toons.” Mickey will have his paintbrush from the first game, allowing him to spray paint as well as paint thinner, to defeat the evil witch Mizrabel.

The game will also include a few interesting gameplay hooks that just won’t be possible on the console versions. From the press release:

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.

I’m pretty interested to see how this Epic Mickey will stack up to the console versions. The premise is very cool, keeping with the theme of “forgotten Disney” while showing tribute to one of Mickey’s oldest video game adventures. Drop a comment below, and tell us what you think.

(Image from Wired)

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  • N_i_N_j_A_oV

    This game could have been so much better.

  • Maricela Rothrock

    My brother desires epic mickey for Christmas but i do not really have the type of funds in my budget. I need to know fast. Ideally in retailer but will order on-line if have to. Underneath $25 please. Thank you.

  • Elinor Sturgell

    I’ve seemed close to and cannot locate anything at all is it just a 1 individual game?

  • Jeanie Roudebush

    What is disney epic mickey like? The reviewers say the camrea is negative and the tale is bad? It seems to be great to me i think! but i just want a people opinion! Thanks :)

  • Maricela Rothrock

    My mom acquired it for me for my birthday and it is becoming shipped to our house. I was genuinely fired up about the sport but I started to read some reviews. Some stated the sport was horrible! I am a 15 year old woman and I am not into really gorey game titles or any of that. My favored video game is kingdom hearts. Did you like Epic Mickey? Do you assume I will?
    I obtained the collectors addition 😉

  • maskills24

    My mom bought it for me for my birthday and it is being shipped to our house. I was really excited about the game but I started to read some reviews. Some said the game was horrible! I am a 15 year old girl and I am not into extremely gorey games or any of that. My favorite game is kingdom hearts. Did you like Epic Mickey? Do you think I will?
    I got the collectors addition 😉

  • joevsyou

    Using Yahoo answers to exchange 3ds friend codes can be kind of slow. What is the quickest way to exchange friend codes.
    Mine is 2148-8682-2261
    NOTE:The problem is about forums is that you post but then they never come back on and register yours because to much time has past. Any way to avoid this problem?

  • Benihana

    I don’t see the difference from the dsi and the 3ds I want to know.

  • Matthew David

    From the news of AK2i,i know they will released a new AK2i for 3DS specially,,it was said that,the new card doesn’t need any optional update,that’s the big difference with Acekard 2i 3DS .By the way, i see there still have a card called,Acekard3,can it for 3DS as well ? Thanks.

  • Mackenzie P

    So i’m using my SD card from my 3DS by using a SD Card ready. I see lot’s of directories but I don’t think there’s any pictures in it but i’ve took some.

    Can anyone tell me how to find them?
    I really need to know fast.


  • altair

    I am already interested in the pokemon games. I also don’t want ones with violence, or to much blood. I have a 3ds. Any answers are very useful!

  • addmeonxbox360myuserisfallior

    Animal crossing 3ds is coming out today and I LOVE animal crossing! But I live in a small town and we only have gamestop, walmart, shopko, and kmart. Would any of those stores have it since it comes out today? Please reply. I LOVE IT!

  • Rishi

    I recently got 3ds max 2012 and I’m having problems with the materials editor. When I try to get materials, I can’t apply it to the balls, it applies to the background then I can’t put it into my objects.

    For example: I have an image to use as a bitmap, when I try to get the material, it just shows up the image, not on the balls.

    Please help..

  • Melanie

    I’m having an issue when I import 3DS files into 3DS Max. I would assume it has all the textures in already, as all that’s in the folder is a 3DS file and around 20 TGA files, but it doesn’t. Do I have to setup them all manually? If so, could you link a good guide please? I’m still pretty new to 3DS Max.

  • Jeff

    On my Nintendo 3DS, there’s a scratch on the frontward facing plastic, right over top of the inside camera. The scratch goes right over the top half of the lens, which makes the entire top half of the photos blurry. The scratch isn’t directly on the lens itself though, it’s on the piece of plastic that covers the 3D screen, the inner camera, and the speakers ( It’s black on most 3DS’s ). Where could I go to get that scratch removed or buy a new front piece?

  • Jeff

    How easy is it to use the 3DS if you hold the stylus in your left hand?
    Is it hard trying to use the stylus and the Circle Pad in one game?
    Is it hard trying to use the stylus and the Circle Pad in one game?

  • ScRSC

    I plan to get a 3ds, but there arn’t too many good games out yet. The retail price right now is 249.99, but the wii went down nearly 100 dollars after a while.

  • Only Business

    Since i like creating the models in autodesk 3ds max, i would like to know how can i export the model onto autodesk maya because i also like that software when creating enviornments and more.

  • LN13

    I just purchased a Nintendo 3ds while ago, and it came with a cradle charger. I can either charge it by plugging the charging cord into the cradle charger (with the 3ds inserted), or I can just plug the charging cord directly into the 3ds (like I always did with my old Nintendo DS or Gameboy SP). What is the difference between the two?