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Gamers to Play as Mickey Mouse in Disney Video Game

Disney Interactive Media Group has announced the development of “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two”, a sequel to the “Disney Epic Mickey” video game.

In the new game, gamers will play as Mickey Mouse and for the first time ever, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Walt Disney’s first cartoon star, in an all-new adventure.

Created by video game industry professional Warren Spector and Disney Interactive’s Junction Point game development studio, “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” returns the franchise to the Wii system from Nintendo, and expands it to new HD consoles including the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system.

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“As a life-long Disney fan, working with Mickey Mouse in the original ‘Disney Epic Mickey’ was a truly humbling experience,” said Warren Spector, creative director and vice president, Junction Point.

“Millions of fans fell in love with Mickey as a video game hero and I know they’ll experience similar emotions when they get to interact with and actually play as Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in ‘Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two.’”

Announced Friday, March 23, and to be released this Fall, the game is stated to be the first video game from Disney that can be described as a “musical” offer. At many points throughout the adventure, characters will advance the plot by expressing themselves in song, with all-original music and lyrics.

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In addition to this musical approach to storytelling, players will hear tunes and instrumentation that change based on their personal choices, ultimately allowing each player to “conduct” their own unique soundtrack.

Disney Interactive has enlisted the help of Emmy award-winning composer James Dooley and noted lyricist Mike Himelstein to create these musical gameplay elements.

Disney Interactive Media Group is the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company (NSYE:DIS).

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