Epic Mickey 2 Will Not Feature Off-Screen Play

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The Epic Mickey sequel, one of the launch titles for the Wii U in November, will not feature off-screen stand-alone controller play like Mario and Rayman. A Disney Interactive spokesperson confirmed the details, and unofficial sources blame time constraints for issue.

The original Epic Mickey was an interesting attempt by Disney to rebrand Mickey Mouse, and branch out further into the video game industry after the success of the Kingdom Hearts series. In the game you can use a magic paintbrush to draw helpful items and erase obstacles. The first game was exclusively for Wii, but the sequel will be released for Xbox360 and PS3 as well as the Wii U, along with a companion game for the 3DS called Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion.