Next Scribblenauts to feature Batman, Joker - Report

Sources say next entry in 5th Cell's series a DC superheroes game that may be announced at E3 in June.

Maxwell's next Scribblenauts adventure will see the protagonist team up with DC superheroes. That's according to sources speaking with IGN, who said 5th Cell's next entry in the series will feature the DC Comics license and include characters like Batman and Joker.

The game was at one point titled Scribblenauts Unmasked, the sources said, though the project is no going through "some alterations from its original design." The title may change, but the game's DC license is the focus.

Concerning story, the game at one point reportedly starred series protagonist Maxwell and tracked his attempts to help various DC characters in a variety of missions. However, IGN points out that this all could change before the game's rumored announcement for the PC, Wii U, and 3DS at the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo in June.

The game reportedly features characters like Killer Croc, Clayface, Aquaman, Black Manta, Harley Quinn, Mr. Freeze, Batman, Robin, and Batgirl, as well as venues like the Batcave, the sewers underneath Wayne Manor, and Atlantis.

5th Cell created the Scribblenauts franchise, which has been an annualized series since its inception. Previously released games include the 2009 original DS game, 2010's Super Scribblenauts, 2011's Scribblenauts Remix, and 2012's Scribblenauts Unlimited.

In the games, Maxwell can write almost any word and have the object manifested in the gameworld.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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16 comments
craigprime
craigprime

When there's a game that let's you glue kids to nukes, there's only one direction that the series can go.

rushiosan
rushiosan

First game was cool for about 2 hours, then I realized how boring and repetitive it was. Man, it had potential...

Saketume
Saketume

Scribblenauts hmm. It's one of those games I really wanted to love but I got bored with it very quickly. Batman won't change that.

unaminous
unaminous

I like Scribblenauts, but come on. Talk about milking a franchise. 5th Cell has the talent, come up with something new already!

Hurvl
Hurvl

In Scribblenauts, always write what you want, unless you can write Batman. Then always write Batman.

Neomaniac15
Neomaniac15

Sounds good, but I'd like to see a blank slate level that we can do whatever we want in. The Scribblenauts equivalent of Forge World, I suppose. 

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

I was very excited to try the first scribblenauts.  The idea alone was intriguing.  After playing it, I was so disappointed, I doubt I'll ever get another one from 5th cell.

lex_in_the_moon
lex_in_the_moon

Nowadays it seems, if you want to sell something well, you must apply superheroes.

Derejin
Derejin

@Hurvl You just have to hope one mission isn't "Kill Batman."

He's already had prep time.

chibi-acer
chibi-acer

@gatsbythepig They're fun games, though kind of hard to justify paying another $30+ for every iteration.  That said, it's only $2 on Android (I guess it's not on iOS yet?).  For that price it's not a bad pickup.

Oozyrat
Oozyrat

@lex_in_the_moon At least Batman lol. I wonder if this works for food? (There's actually an awesome pizza joint close to my house and one of the kid's meals is called Batman, so I guess it does.)