Disney has yet to officially announce Epic Mickey 2 but before Warren Spector reveals his new epic project next week, the Junction Point studio chief has been discussing the improvements he would introduce if we were to make Epic Mickey 2.
If indeed Spector's epic new project is Epic Mickey 2, he wants full voice acting, co-op gameplay and an improved camera.
"If I were to do it again, there are clearly things that we had to cut and things we could have done better," Spector told Games Industry International.
He also hinted that Epic Mickey 2 wouldn't be a Wii exclusive. "The number one thing I get asked is: "Why can't I play this on my platform, damn it?" So if I were to do another one - now that we've reintroduced Mickey as a video game hero on the right platform, which was the Wii - I think we've got other people intrigued. There are now more PS3s and 360s in sort of "family hands," let's put it that way. So I think the time would be right to get the game on other platforms.
Co-op is another fan demand. "The second thing I get asked is "you made a game that appeals to adults and kids equally," which is true by the way and was one of our goals, so "Why can't I play together? Why can't I play with my son and why can't I play with my mother? Why I can't play with my friends?" So, I would probably do co-op."
Spector also acknowledged that some fans had issues with the camera - a point we raised in our Epic Mickey review. "I would definitely address player concerns about the camera. That was the number one complaint we heard, but I will defend to the death the quality of the work my camera team did on that first game. The camera in the first game was an amazing piece of work that people don't appreciate. We took the hardest problem in gaming and then made it even harder through our game mechanics - which people don't get - but we know we could do better.
"And so I would do that and I would do full voice. I mean I made a decision on the first game not to have characters speak. It was a mistake and I would fix that."
Would these improvements make you want to buy Epic Mickey 2?