Is Epic Mickey 2 coming to the Wii U?

Epic Mickey

The Twitter user @supererogatory claims to have heard that Junction Point are working on “implementing Wii U support for Epic Mickey 2“, the followup to 2010′s well-received Wii game. It’s currently unclear whether this refers to a discrete Wii U version of the game, or a singular Wii game that supports the Wii U’s tablet controller.

This same user previously brought us a small morsel of information about the shooting of the Wii U promo videos shown at E3 2011.

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  1. RockD79

    This seems logical. After seeing Warren on the E3 reel I think this is almost guaranteed. The same goes for Kevin and Bioshock. Keeping my fingers crossed.

  2. DigitalGreenTea

    I liked the first one, so it would be nice to have the sequel on on the Wii U.

  3. Johnny

    How would a Wii game be able to use the Wii U tablet? And if it could wouldn’t that almost defeat the point in the Wii U?

    • crackkat

      nah it doesnt defeat the point of wii u cos the wii u is about online, hd, and new controller, and old controllers. using wii motes wouldnt defeat the point of wii u

    • crackkat

      never mind i just got what u mean, never mind

    • Super Rock

      Actually it wouldn’t. What they proposing is that a developer could develop a wii game that has extra functionality if it is played on a Wii U (next gen) device instead of the wii (current gen). The functionality may just be as simple as the game switching from TV screen to Wii U tablet screen, or as complex as hiding additional content in the game that can only be accessed when it is being accessed by the Wii U.
      Since the WII U is backward compatible, this would serve two purposes: 1) The wii has a much larger install base, whilst the WII U will have a relatively new user base. So by combining the package, the game will have a much better chance of reaching a larger audience in a cost effective medium.
      2) provide an alternative game style and content for WII U owners whilst preserving a core game experience for wii owners. This way wii owners can upgrade their console to the WII U and get a new experience whilst playing the same game (see the super mario Mii game on WII U for reference).
      But just to be clear, just because a wii game can be used on the WII U Tablet does not mean the wii (current gen) can use the WII U tablet also.

  4. igame2012

    ive heard good things about the 1st game so this sounds like good news to me . hope fully it happens

  5. I LEFT A REPLY

    1st game was rubbish no proper use of wii remote and chuck no wii remote camera, they shoehorned ps2 like controls into the wii controls instead of building a wii game like they said they were from the start..

    give us wm plus and a proper pointer camera and a touch screen option to mimmick a wii remote and chuck via the wii u pad and a classic pad or wii u pad type deal too but innovate and make things cool….hardcore does not mean out dated clunky controls… and cam !

  6. Agent000

    If this game fixes the camera/controls, and is ACTUALLY as dark and creepy as the first one was supposed to be, this could be a really good game. On the other hand, Disney Co. could step in again and make the game “child-friendly”, essentially taking out any trace of uniqueness the game had going for it. :P