Sega and Nintendo’s recently announced collaboration, Sonic Lost World, has revealed its first gameplay in IGN’s exclusive debut trailer.
At first I was on the fence about how the painting and thinning mechanics for Epic Mickey 2: Power of Illusion would translate into a side scrolling game. Here’s what really won me over. Instead of just throwing paint and thinner to fill in or thin out areas, Disney’s Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion will give players a drawing/painting function where you can create rough versions of characters and objects that will become classic Disney-style 2D illustrations. Afterwards you can take the drawing and place it in the upper screen where it will come to life in 3D!
Classic gamers will also be glad to see that this handheld game is a both a sequel the original Epic Mickey for Wii and the SEGA Genesis classic Castle of Illusion. The fabled castle has fallen into Wasteland and the castle’s inhabitant, Mizrabel, is not too pleased. Wanting to seek revenge she hatches a plan to imprison and drain the essences from forgotten Disney characters, so it’s up to Mickey to return to Wasteland and help out yet again. The game features levels inspired by Disney films such as Sleeping Beauty and Tangled, while characters saved throughout the course of the game will be accessible in Mickey’s fortress.
Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion is being developed by DreamRift, the team behind Nintendo DS pet sim Monster Tale, in collaboration with Disney Interactive’s Junction Point. Epic Mickey 2: Power of Illusion will join its console counterpart at retail on November 18.
First they were raving and now they are ready to rumble as Ubisoft is gearing up to unleash the Rabbids once again. Rabbids Rumble, a mini-game collection with a solo campaign and multiplayer turn-based battles, launches on the 3DS this November. It seems to be some kind of Pokémon-esque collect ‘em up where you have to go off in search of 100 different Rabbids across seven distinct worlds, all of which promise to make use of the 3DS’s various unique features.
Using StreetPass, players can discover new Rabbids and train ‘em up, unlocking new combat abilities. StreetPass also lets players “share scores, gain training bonuses and compete in battles to unlock new Rabbids and items.”
We have a “R” word Ubisoft can associate with the next inevitable Rabbids game – Retired. What words can you come up with?