Join Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit for All-New Adventures in Wasteland as Disney Interactive Ships “Disney Epic

  Join Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit for All-New Adventures in
  Wasteland as Disney Interactive Ships “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of
  Two” and “Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion” Video Games

Sequel To The Award-Winning ‘Disney Epic Mickey’ Is Now Available At Retailers
                Nationwide and for Download in Nintendo eShop

Business Wire

BURBANK, Calif. -- November 18, 2012

Today Disney Interactive announces the availability of “Disney Epic Mickey 2:
The Power of Two,” the sequel to the critically acclaimed and commercially
successful “Disney Epic Mickey” video game. “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power
of Two” for Wii U™ is now available for digital download in the Nintendo eShop
and for purchase at retailers nationwide for the Xbox 360® video game and
entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment
system and for the Wii™ and Wii U™ systems from Nintendo. In addition “Disney
Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion,” the first Nintendo 3DS™ title for “Disney
Epic Mickey”, is also available at retailers nationwide and for download in
the Nintendo eShop.

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two box art. (Graphic: Business Wire)

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two box art. (Graphic: Business Wire)

In “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two,” gamers will play as Mickey Mouse
and for the first time ever, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Walt Disney’s first
cartoon star, in an all-new adventure of creativity and discovery. Created by
industry luminary Warren Spector and Disney Interactive’s Junction Point game
development studio, “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” returns Mickey
Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit to Wasteland, an alternate world filled with
80 years of forgotten Disney characters and theme park attractions. But for
the first time, Mickey and Oswald will join forces as true partners – Mickey
with his magical paint brush that wields paint and thinner, and Oswald with
his powerful remote control that allows him to command electricity.

“Mickey Mouse is one of the most beloved characters of all time,” said Warren
Spector, vice president and creative director, Disney Interactive’s Junction
Point. “I feel incredibly lucky to have been given the opportunity to once
again help craft his latest journey and at the same time bring Oswald the
Lucky Rabbit back in such an amazing and innovative way, by allowing this once
forgotten silent cartoon star to get a voice for the first time in history.”

The game’s new co-op play between Mickey and Oswald further enhances the idea
that “PlayStyle Matters” – a unique approach to gameplay pioneered by Warren
Spector. Through “PlayStyle Matters,” players dynamically tackle different
challenges in order to explore all possibilities and storylines, but with
consequences for their chosen actions.

Co-written by award-winning comic book writer, Marv Wolfman, in collaboration
with Junction Point, “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” features a
unique soundtrack created by Emmy award-winning composer, Jim Dooley and
songwriter Mike Himelstein to deliver the first-ever video game musical.

“We continually strive to develop interactive content that resonates across
Disney’s broad fan base,” said John Pleasants, co-president, Disney
Interactive. “Our goal was to capture the nostalgic feeling that makes the
Disney experience so magical, and it is clear that we’ve accomplished that
with ‘Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two’ exceptionally well.”

In addition to the console titles, “Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion” for
the Nintendo 3DS created by critically acclaimed DS developer DreamRift in
collaboration with Disney Interactive’s Junction Point, offers a unique
drawing and painting functionality that allows players to create rough
versions of objects that magically transform into classic Disney-style 2D
illustrations. Utilizing the game’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 “Castle of Illusion Starring
Mickey Mouse,” “Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion”focuses on the fabled
Castle of Illusion, which has fallen into Wasteland along with the evil witch
Mizrabel, villainess from the classic “Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey
Mouse.” Now an unwilling inhabitant of Wasteland, Mizrabel unleashes a plot to
escape using the Castle of Illusion to imprison and drain the cartoon essence
from currently famous Toons. Players will take on the role of Mickey Mouse as
he utilizes his magical brush to wield paint and thinner to confront Mizrabel
and save the Toons.

“Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” is rated ‘E’ for Everyone by the
ESRB, and is now available for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment
system, Xbox 360 and Wii U for a suggested retail price of $59.99 and Wii for
a suggested retail price of $49.99. “Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion” is
also rated ‘E’ for Everyone by the ESRB and is now available on the Nintendo
3DS for a suggested retail price of $39.99.

For additional information about “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” and
“Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion,” please visit the official site at
http://disney.go.com/mickey/disney-epic-mickey-2.html, join our “Disney Epic
Mickey Video Game” page on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at
#savewasteland.

About Junction Point

Junction Point is Disney Interactive’s Austin, Texas-based developer of
console games with a focus on games where “playstyle matters.” Junction Point
games offer strong, player-driven narratives, opportunities for
problem-solving rather than puzzles, and choices with significant
consequences. The studio’s goal is to tell stories with players, not to them,
allowing each player to craft his or her own, unique experiences. Junction
Point was founded in 2005 and joined Disney Interactive in July 2007. For more
information on the studio, go to www.junctionpoint.com.

About Disney Interactive

Disney Interactive, one of the world’s largest creators of high-quality
interactive entertainment across all platforms, is the part of The Walt Disney
Company responsible for the global creation and delivery of interactive
entertainment, multi-platform video games, and family-focused content across
all current and emerging digital media platforms. Disney Interactive produces
and distributes a broad portfolio of content from Disney Interactive Games and
Disney Interactive Media. Products and content released and operated by Disney
Interactive include blockbuster mobile, social and console games, online
virtual worlds, #1 kid’s entertainment destination Disney.com and the #1
Family/Parenting portfolio on the Web.

Disney Interactive is the interactive entertainment part of The Walt Disney
Company (NYSE: DIS).

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