Take Scribblenauts, the game where anything you write comes to life, and put in over 2,000 characters from DC Comics, and you have Scribblenauts Unmasked for the Wii U, 3DS, and PC.
In case you never heard of the critically acclaimed game Scribblenauts, it’s a puzzle platformer in which you write a noun in a magic notebook and it comes to life. Yes, any noun, as long as it is tangible and it isn’t a name or something vulgar. The first game on the DS had literally hundreds of thousands of words, and the sequels added the insane abilities to use adjectives and make up your own nouns.
Now, 5th Cell and Warner Bros. Games have announced the next installment, Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure. This game will let you summon your favorite superheroes and supervillains from the world of DC Comics, including Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Joker, Catwoman, and whoever else you can think of.
To get a glimpse of the characters, as well as the crazy features included in the game, watch this 60-second trailer:
According to 5th Cell’s senior producer Caleb Arseneaux, the game even features every variation of characters who have changed over time and every obscure minor character. As he said, “Initially we had 1,200 characters, and then we just kept finding more and more characters and more variations, and eventually we wound up with more than 2,000.”
As you can tell from the trailer, the game also includes locations and objects from the DC Universe. Just like in Super Scribblenauts, you can use adjectives to modify nouns, so you can create a fat Superman, angry Batman, or flying, pink Batmobile (yes!). Furthermore, there is even a hero creator, so you can design, name, and share your own superhero/villain, such as a zombie superhero who turns other superheroes into zombies.
If you’re a fan of DC or creative freedom, be sure to keep an eye on this game when it comes out in North America this fall. In the meantime, you can also check out our review of Injustice: Gods Among Us, another DC-themed game.