Disney UK today announced the development of â€œDisney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion,â€ the first Nintendo 3DSâ„¢ title in the â€œDisney Epic Mickeyâ€ franchise. The title features an interactive combination of painting, dual screen integration and 3D transformation capabilities designed to give players the unique ability to create objects and even characters they can place in the world of Wasteland.
In â€œDisney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion,â€Â Reality is What You Paint of It.Â The game offers a special drawing and painting function that allows players to create rough versions of objects that magically transform into classic Disney-style 2D illustrations. Utilising the gameâ€™s unparalleled dual screen integration, players then move their creations to the top screen where they are further transformed into full-color, fully-rendered 3D visuals.
Paying tribute to the classic Sega Genesis title â€œCastle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse,â€ â€œDisney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusionâ€ focuses on the fabled Castle of Illusion, which has fallen into Wasteland, an alternate world filled with 80 years of forgotten Disney characters and theme park attractions â€“ and now forgotten video games.Â The evil witch Mizrabel, villainess from the classic â€œCastle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse,â€ finds herself an unwilling inhabitant of Wasteland, and unleashes a plot to escape using the Castle of Illusion to imprison and drain the cartoon essence from currently famous Toons.Â Players will take on the role of Mickey Mouse as he utilises his magical brush to wield paint and thinner to confront Mizrabel and save the Toons.
â€œThe original â€˜Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouseâ€™ changed the face of video gaming by allowing players to play as Mickey Mouse in a side-scrolling adventure full of dynamic environments,â€ said Warren Spector, vice president and creative director, Junction Point. â€œWeâ€™re honoured to be able to pay tribute to this classic video game by creating a title thatÂ truly takes advantage of the unique capabilities of the Nintendo 3DS, putting the magic of Disney and the historic Castle of Illusion in the palm of your hands.â€
â€œDisney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusionâ€ is being created by critically acclaimed DS developer DreamRift, in collaboration with Disney Interactiveâ€™s Junction Point. The game is slated for a fall 2012 release on the Nintendo 3DS.
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