For the first time ever Disney Epic Mickey will make its way to Nintendo 3DS™. Disney UK announced, on April 4th, the development of “Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion”. This title features a combination of painting, dual screen integration and has 3D capabilities giving you a unique experience allowing you to create objects and even characters.
In Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion, Reality is What You Paint of It. Epic Mickey offers a special painting and drawing function that allows you to create a rough version of objects transforming them into the classic 2D style illustrations. It also uses the dual screen integration fully rendering 3D visuals. Players will be able to move their masterpieces from the bottom screen to the top where they will be able to transform them more and into full color.
Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusions focuses mainly on the fabled Castle of Illusion, having fallen into Wasteland, which is an alternate world. In this alternate world you will yourself surrounded by 80 years of the forgotten Disney characters and theme park attractions. Mizrabel, an evil witch from the classic “Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse”, finds herself trapped in Wastland and trying to escape she imprisons and drains the cartoon essence from the Toons. Using Mickey’s magical brush you will find yourself taking on the role of Mickey using both paint and thinner to save the toons.
Warren Spector had this to say about Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion and the classic “Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse”:
“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. We’re honoured 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.”
The game is slated to release in the fall of 2012 and is being created by DS developer DreamRift in collaboration with Disney Interactive’s Junction Point. For more information visit their Facebook page and make sure you check out the Official trailer below.