Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is currently scheduled to arrive on all current platforms for its November 18 release date. That includes Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC – but which version should you choose? When pressed on the matter, game head Warren Spector said, “There’s no chance you’re getting a straight answer to that.”
In light of Mr. Spector’s silence, we decided to do a bit of investigation on our own and threw together a quick overview of the feature sets for each version of the game.
Read on for our findings.
On Wii, Epic Mickey 2 will support the Wii motion and pointer controls present in the original. Obviously, it will not feature HD graphics or account-based achievements, but will support the two-player co-op split screen gameplay with Oswald and Mickey.
On PlayStation 3, Epic Mickey 2 will support both standard controls and enhanced PlayStation Move controls similar to those for the Wii version. It will also feature HD graphics, account-based achievements, and split-screen co-op gameplay.
On Xbox 360, Epic Mickey 2 will support standard controls, HD graphics, account-based achievements, and split-screen co-op.
On Wii U, Epic Mickey 2 will (apparently) support the ability to play the game both using the Wii Remote and Nunchuk (see the update below) and in Off-TV Mode and utilize a dedicated map screen using the Wii U GamePad. It will also feature HD graphics, account-based achievements, and split-screen co-op gameplay. Unique to the Wii U version is the ability to play co-op mode without a split screen using a Wii U GamePad for one of the two players.
UPDATE: Upon closer inspection, it’s pretty obvious that the Wii U version will support Wii Remote and Nunchuk controls. Otherwise how could the game’s official Disney-branded Nunchuk accessories be “Wii U compatible” and “only for use with Epic Mickey 2″? It’s possible that this is referring to Wii U compatibility, but for the Wii version of the game… but wouldn’t that be needlessly confusing for consumers?
Source: Nintendo World Report