New details on Scribblenauts Unlimited’s gameplay and plot surface
by Matthew Diener 28/6/2012
Product: Scribblenauts Unlimited
Developer: 5th Cell
Publisher: Warner Bros.
Genre: Action, Platform
We received our first look at Scribblenauts Unlimited back at E3, and were surprised to see that it would launch for both the Wii U and 3DS, having previously been a handheld franchise.
At its brief introduction, we learned that Scribblenauts Unlimited would offer players an open-world environment. This is a marked departure from the freestanding, episodic stages that were featured in previous Scribblenauts games.
Now we have learned that the game will explore Maxwell’s backstory significantly and feature new gameplay enhancements to satisfy the most discriminating of scribbling enthusiasts.
The story of ScribblenautsUnlimited will explain where the main character Maxwell came from, how he came by his magical notepad, and what his parents are up to.
Additionally, Scribblenauts Unlimited will introduce Maxwell’s twin sister, Lily, into the game world.
It is unclear at this time if Lily will be a playable character or not, but it seems likely given that Scribblenauts Unlimited is the first title in the series to support multiplayer puzzle solving.
Also new is the addition of an Object Library, which allows players to store previously created objects (like the ever-useful jetpack) in a backpack for easy retrieval and reuse.
Warner Brothers has not provided a release date or release window for Scribblenauts Unlimited, but we'll keep you updated.