We had a chance to check out Epic Mickey 2 at E3 and it’s shaping up rather well. Today, Disney announced the release date for Epic Mickey 2. Expect the game to hit store shelves November 18th in North America.

From the press release:

    Paint and thinner will once again alter the universe on November 18, 2012 as Disney Interactive announces the US launch date for its highly-anticipated action adventure game “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 Expo). In celebration of the newly revealed launch date, industry luminary Warren Spector and Disney Interactive’s Junction Point are showcasing never-before-seen areas of “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” and an exclusive exhibit presented by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club at the Disney Interactive booth (South Hall #1001) at the E3 Expo will feature artifacts from the Walt Disney Archives that pay tribute to characters featured in the video game.

    “Our fans have told us how eager they are for a sequel to ‘Disney Epic Mickey’ and I’m happy to be able to reveal the launch date for “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two,” said Warren Spector, creative director and vice president, Junction Point. “I think players are going to be excited by the new areas of the game being revealed at E3 where they will need to determine who their friends really are as they team up Mickey Mouse and Oswald to restore balance in Wasteland.”

    E3 Expo attendees will have the opportunity to experience “the power of two” as Mickey Mouse and Oswald join forces for the first time to overcome obstacles in a game level inspired by the classic 1937 Silly Symphonies cartoon, “The Old Mill.” Players will also engage in a heroic struggle to save Wasteland as they battle a giant animatronic blotworx dragon modeled after the Pete’s Dragon Float from “The Main Street Electrical Light Parade,” long a fan favorite at the Disney theme parks.

    Additionally, attendees that come by the Disney Interactive booth will have an opportunity to browse an exclusive exhibit of artifacts from the Walt Disney Archives, some on public display for the first time ever, from Disney’s rich 80+ year history. From Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and Mickey Mouse, to Gremlin Gus and Clarabelle Cow, the exhibit will pay tribute to beloved characters featured in “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two.”

    “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” returns Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit to Wasteland, an alternate world filled with more than 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 the magical paint brush that allows him to wield paint and thinner, and Oswald with a powerful remote control that allows him to command electricity. This new co-op play further enhances the idea that “PlayStyle Matters” – a unique approach to gameplay pioneered by Warren Spector where players dynamically tackle different challenges in order to explore all possibilities and storylines, but with consequences for their chosen actions.

    Development for “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” for the Wii™ system from Nintendo, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system is being led by Disney Interactive’s Junction Point. Supporting the latest technology, the game will also feature full support for the PlayStation®Move motion controller. “Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion” for the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system is under development by critically-acclaimed developer DreamRift, in collaboration with Junction Point. The games are currently unrated by the ESRB.