Oswald the Lucky Rabbit has been upgraded from NPC to playable character with his own unique abilities in Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two.
Disney and Junction Point released a video last week highlighting Mickey’s unique abilities. The magic paintbrush allows Disney’s mascot to paint or thin the world. Oswald doesn’t have a brush, but that doesn’t stop him from being just as important as Mickey.
Oswald his armed with his trusty remote control. With it, he is able to activate electrical switches that Mickey would have not been able to. He also has the ability to shock enemies to either destroy or control them. There will be no morality system in the game, rather it encourages different styles of play. Mickey’s magic paint has not effect on machines, but Oswald’s remote has no effect on creatures. Certain chests will only open with a shock from Oswald.
The trailer also highlights the advantages of playing as a team. A single player will not be able to unlock all the secrets in the game. Oswald is a drop-in character and can’t be played as by the single player, though he will be computer-controlled when there is no second player. There are many areas in the game that cannot be accessed without both characters working together as a team.
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is out November 18 worldwide for PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Wii, and Mac OS X. The Wii U version is out November 18 in North America and November 30 in Europe as a launch title for Nintendo’s new platform.