Epic Mickey 2 developed by Blitz Games on PS3 and Xbox 360
by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Mar 23, 2012 8:30AM PDT
Much like the joint effort planned between Oswald and Mickey Mouse in Epic Mickey 2, it appears that developer Junction Point is getting some cooperation from another studio--Blitz Game Studios--to port the game to the PS3 and Xbox 360.
A spokesperson from Disney told Shacknews: "DEM2 is being developed much like a feature film with a different studio contributing to the development of the game. It's a full partnership between Junction Point and Blitz with one creative leadership team and one creative vision."
Junction Point is focusing on the Wii version of the game, as the first game was exclusive to that platform. Blitz Game Studios is creating the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the just-announced sequel, as it has more development experience with the other platforms.
Blitz Games will incorporate (optional) PlayStation Move controls, which should mimic how the Wii version plays. However, Kinect is not in the cards. "Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is a multiplayer action adventure game with platforming elements that require precision and control," the Disney spokesperson said. "Kinect isn't the ideal user interface for a movement-heavy game. A Kinect Epic Mickey game, set in Wasteland, is an interesting idea but it would be a completely different game."
For more on Epic Mickey 2, read our full preview.