It appears that Disney Interactive has accidentally announced Epic Mickey 2 in a newsletter – which, incidentally, has subsequently been amended.
Eurogamer reports that the game was dated for a Christmas 2012 release on PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii.
Hopes of a sequel to the 2010 Wii original had seemingly been dashed following Disney’s closure of the majority of its core gaming business and an apparent re-focusing on the casual and mobile games sector.
The game will for the first time introduce two-player co-op via split-screen.
“In the two-player mode one person can play as Mickey wielding magic paint and paint thinner to dynamically change the world and the second player can play as Oswald the Lucky Rabbit - Walt Disney's first cartoon star - with the power to fly like a helicopter and use electricity to fight or friend enemies and solve challenges,” the blurb explains.
It’s not known whether Warren Spector, the Deus Ex creator who helmed the first Epic Mickey game, will be involved with the sequel.