Developer 5TH Cell has joined forces with DC Comics to bring a new Scibblenauts game to the Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and PC. Dubbed Scibblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure, the game has one lofty goal: to include every DC Comics character ever created. Scibblenauts Unmasked was recently revealed to journalists in LA, and during the presentation it was shown just how close 5th Cell has come to their goal.
The game maintains the standard Scibblenauts formula: players follow the adventures of Maxwell, who can summon any noun into the world using his magic pen and paper. So long as the noun isn’t a proper noun, the object will appear in game for aid in solving the level’s puzzles. In Scibblenauts Unmasked you’ll be able to summon ordinary nouns, as in the previous games, but you’ll have nearly 80 years’ worth of DC Comics characters to summon as well. 5th Cell has also included the adjective system that was introduced to the series in Super Scribblenauts. Consequently you could, if you needed to, summon a “dancing Two-Face” if you felt that that particular character getting his groove on would help you solve the puzzle.
Adding another layer of possibility for puzzle solving (or geeking out depending on your comic book nerdiness) is the fact that each character will have multiple iterations based on the various forms they’ve taken across their various story arcs. In the trailer below, the player summons Batman, only the game then offers them every single different version of Batman that’s ever appeared in a comic book.
5th Cell really believes they’ve covered every DC character created. They reckon they’ve got well over 2, 000 characters so far. Characters from The Watchmen won’t be included as 5th Cell wants to stick to the core of DC’s publishing.
Scibblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure will be out sometime during our spring here in South Africa. No word on whether it’ll be a downloadable title or physical retail offering.