Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is one of the biggest flops of 2012. I wouldn’t say it was the worst game released last year, but it was definitely in the bottom 10. Still, Disney must see something loveable and profitable about it, as the company has announced a Vita port.
Apparently, somebody over there realized Epic Mickey 2 would be a perfect fit for the Vita. Which, considering the gorgeous OLED and touch screen controls, is true. So it’s happening. Screenshots and a release window outside of late 2013 aren’t available yet, but we do have official box-art. No word yet on which developer is handling the port. It’s definitely not Junction Point Studios. That developer is long gone.
While it may seem odd for Epic Mickey 2 to suddenly come to the Vita, I don’t think it’s a bad idea. Actually, I think it could end up being a good move. It’s got to have touch screen controls, which would be perfect for the system. I mean, I’d love to play an Epic Mickey game where all I had to do was tap on the screen to send paint where I wanted. Since whoever’s working on the port is already going to have to do a lot of work to adjust the gameplay for the Vita, they may as right the game’s other wrongs. It shouldn’t take too much extra work to make the Oswald AI more competent or to make the camera more user-friendly.
You know what? I’m up for it. I’d play Epic Mickey 2 on my Vita if it were available. Especially if the price were right and it was about $29.99 at launch. It’d boost my library, possibly make the game more interesting and show Disney that Epic Mickey isn’t a bad idea, provided it’s on the right platform.
Source [Disney Movies UK on Twitter]