When the Thinner Seas disappeared at the end of Disney Epic Mickey, Oswald and the others found that it left behind two sets of Ink: Invisible and Indelible ink. Over the years they’ve figured out how to harness this ink in what they call Inkwells. Inkwells are special objects in the environment that can help the player overcome challenges and foes, while also giving him a choice on how he wants to proceed, and they provide Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two with a completely different style of gameplay from the first game.
- Each Inkwell reacts to the environment around it, and the player’s choice in that environment. His playstyle will determine the two states of the Inkwell.
- When an area is restored, the Inkwells create Invisible Ink. For the stealthier player, this type of ink lets Mickey sneak around enemies and security devices.
- When an area is thinned, the Inkwells create Indelible Ink. For the more straight forward player, this ink will cause Mickey to become tougher for a limited amount of time. Not only will enemy attacks do less damage, but Mickey will also not be harmed by Thinner.