The word's out that Disney Interactive's working on a musical sequel to Epic Mickey and new details have emerged about what to expect.
Last night's episode of Spike TV's GameTrailers debuted new footage from the game, showing off new sidescrolling levels and teases of the new environments that players will be exploring.
The game returns to the Wasteland, the alternate reality where abandoned Disney ideas wind up. Earthquakes and other calamities plague the Wasteland and Oswald — as the lost dimension's leader — decides to trust, of all people, The Mad Doctor. The crazy scientist says he wants to be a hero and grants Oswald a remote that gives him the power to shoot electrical bolts and control animatronic objects.
Unlike the strictly jump-based play in Epic Mickey's filmstrips, you can use your powers (paint / thinner and presumably electricity) in the 2D portions of the game this time. Co-op moves will work there, too.
The sequel will revisit some areas from Epic Mickey and Junction Point design director Chase Davis says that players will explore places that were only shown in movies in the first game. You can catch glimpses of a Fantasia level in the GT segments, so it's a safe bet that mops will be coming to life in the spring release. You can see the whole GameTrailers episode right here.