Epic Mickey 2 revealed by Disney newsletter

PS3, Wii, Xbox 360, co-op, out Christmas 2012.

Epic Mickey 2 has been revealed by a Disney newsletter.

The newsletter, which was edited soon after Disney news website Stick Kingdom spotted it, said Epic Mickey 2 launches Christmas 2012 for PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360.

It detailed the game's co-op mode, which sees a second player assume the role of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit "with the power to fly like a helicopter and use electricity to fight or friend enemies and solve challenges".

The text from the newsletter in full:

"Disney Epic Mickey 2 is the latest game in the critically acclaimed Disney Epic Mickey videogame series. In this all-new action-platforming game available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii, Mickey embarks on an epic journey and is pulled back into a world filled with Disney's forgotten characters. Players can choose to play single-player as Mickey or for the first time players can also choose two-player split screen mode. In the two-player mode one person can play as Mickey wielding magic paint and paint thinner to dynamically change the world and the second player can play as Oswald the Lucky Rabbit - Walt Disney's first cartoon star - with the power to fly like a helicopter and use electricity to fight or friend enemies and solve challenges. Team-up and choose your path to save this forgotten world because the choices you make will alter the story and change the end of the game!"

Wii-exclusive Epic Mickey launched in 2010. It was created by the Disney-owned developer Junction Point, which is helmed by Deus Ex creator Warren Spector.

This isn't the first we've heard of Epic Mickey 2. In August 2011 online marketing materials suggested Disney Interactive was considering a sequel to the ambitious Wii platformer.

A two-player split screen mode was mentioned, in which one user plays as Mickey and the other as his brother Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, who'll be able to "fly like a helicopter" and use electricity to "fight or friend" enemies. This backs up the newsletter leak.

A number of potential titles were offered, including Epic Mickey 2: Return of the Mad Doctor, Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two and Epic Mickey 2: Mystery on Mean Street. The survey even asked participants to choose their favourite of four potential box-arts.

Eurogamer has asked Disney for comment.

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