'Epic Mickey 2' is just the first step in Warren Spector's foray into musical games

Disney's Epic Mickey 2 is just the beginning of the musical adventure that Warren Spector hopes to begin.

Disney's Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is just the first step in designer Warren Spector's foray into developing musical-influenced games, he told Polygon at this year's Gamescom.

"If this works out, and frankly even if it doesn't, I have got ideas for what I want to do next to make gameplay out of songs. I want to do it in general, although I see ways how we can do it very easily and very effectively and very Mickey Mouse-ish ways, I guess, in the context of another Disney Mickey game. But I have to get approval first. Let's see how this one sells and maybe I'll get to do a third one and I'll make the musical comedy interactive."

Spector stated the concept has been gestating since prior to the game; however "it takes a long time for game ideas to turn into reality."

Despite the technological leaps seen within the games industry over the past few decades, Spector added that much of the quality of gaming stems from the auditory component, which helps to form the emotional impact within a title.

"As a game developer, as good as our graphics are, we're still basically making radio plays. And so much of the emotional impact of the game comes from music and sound. You know, it just seemed like the right thing to do."

Disney's Epic Mickey 2 is the sequel to the original 2010 platformer, and is scheduled to release on PC, PlayStation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360 on November 18th.

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