Scribblenauts doodling again this fall

WBIE reveals follow-up to 5TH Cell's acclaimed DS puzzle-platformer expands with new adjective system this fall.

A critical darling ever since its 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo debut, 5TH Cell's Scribblenauts for the DS has also proven to be a commercial success, having sold more than 1 million units since its December launch. With that kind of reception, it's no wonder that Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has commissioned 5TH Cell for a follow-up. Today, WBIE announced that a new, as-yet-untitled Scribblenauts game will arrive for the DS this fall.

The original Scribblenauts taught us that a griffin and a guitar can pretty much take you everywhere.

Like the first installment, the next Scribblenauts game sees players solving puzzles by summoning thousands of different objects and creatures, all of which work more or less as they do in real life. The game again focuses on the pursuits of Maxwell as he attempts to acquire each level's "starite." According to the publisher, Scribblenauts' follow-up will feature all-new puzzles as well as redesigned levels.

5TH Cell will be expanding its word summoning formula in the new game with the addition of an adjective system. With adjectives, players can modify the color, size, elements, and behaviors of the summoned objects. The publisher notes that changes made to creatures or objects are cumulative.

Beyond the Scribblenauts follow-up, 5TH Cell is actively engaged in working on a "pretty big" project for Xbox Live. The Bellevue, Washington-based development house had previously said that it intended to shift its development away from the DS and toward console development. Notably, 5TH Cell will be discussing just that topic on the first day of the 2010 Game Developers Conference tomorrow, and GameSpot will be on hand to cover it.

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76 comments
PiFaceCanFlick
PiFaceCanFlick

I'm becoming an expert on Scribblenauts! And they must put the next sequel on DS first, before going to Consule.

asian_pride69
asian_pride69

I never really got into Scribblenauts, mostly because of the controls. I might be interested if they fix the problems of the first and improve on the sequel. Of course, that's no problem for them at all.

llakallaka
llakallaka

AWESOME!!! the first game was a bit buggy thou inovative, i hope they fix those problems in the sequel

Dragon66116
Dragon66116

I loved the first game and cannot wait for the sequel. :)

game-ster23
game-ster23

Nice to hear that there's going to be a sequel.

Kravyn81
Kravyn81

I still need to try the first and see what all the hoopla is about this game.

XenoLair
XenoLair

Yay, If it has solid controls its a buy for me.

psycho_chan13
psycho_chan13

Can't wait, scribblenauts is awesome, and I agree the controls do need fixing.

Kitty_Fields
Kitty_Fields

Fix the awkward controls and this game will be awesome. And yeah, multiplayer would be super neat!

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

fantastic news. like everyone else says - better controls please, and it will be perfect :D

Darkstalker77
Darkstalker77

Played this game for hours on end,very addictive but not very good controls

vexxouds
vexxouds

make it two player this time. there is so much i want to do

Peach100
Peach100

Scribblenauts was fun and comical game but the controls were extremely annoying. Hopefully they'll fix the controls.

mariostar0001
mariostar0001

Wasn't there also something about the ability to control Maxwell with the D-pad? I heard that was in an article about it.

apothix
apothix

lol I really had alot of fun in the first game

MERGATROYDER
MERGATROYDER

As long as it will allow me to have a vampire and god battle it out like the first title did, then I'm sold.

kikitube
kikitube

One thing that I don't like about this game is the controls.

DJSAV_101
DJSAV_101

First one was boring and the controls were terrible. I'm ganna pass on this one.

DryMaster
DryMaster

If theres copyrighted stuff i'm in. you know, just so I can bazooka slippy from star fox.

TehReaper
TehReaper

I hope the controls don't suck this time.

Hayabusa17
Hayabusa17

and then i couldent manage to save up 100$ as that i spend alot

chazy035
chazy035

the controls were really annoying the first one. They should fill up the storage space on the cartridge next time for improvements.

Hayabusa17
Hayabusa17

well i bought this instead of fallout 3

Hayabusa17
Hayabusa17

the only reason i thought that was because i spent my money on this and couldent get another game for a year

Hayabusa17
Hayabusa17

hopfully i wont be dissaponited by this one

Hayabusa17
Hayabusa17

the first one was a waste of money

charizard1605
charizard1605 moderator

Thankfully, 5Th Cell confirmed its D Pad controls this time, so as before,imma hyping this AAAAE! :D

WllDan7
WllDan7

@Brettsky128: You use the d-pad to move in this game. So I think that pretty much fixes with most had against it. And a lot of other stuff added too. I may just get this game. Since I didn't get the first one.

kejigoto
kejigoto

Awesome! I loved Scribblenauts and can't wait for the sequel! Definitely pleased with this news.

Brettsky128
Brettsky128

Saying the controls need work is the understatement of the millennium. If the reviews say the controls are good, I will buy this game, if they're exactly the same, definitely passing. I returned the first Scribblenauts, but I kept the rooster hat I got for pre-ordering it :)

lovetheblindone
lovetheblindone

Pass. Played the first for a good solid hour and was not impressed.

Superzone
Superzone

If they fix the control issues, this will be amazing.

comb5
comb5

I was thinking what they could possibly do to add something to the games system. And then I saw adjectives. Of course adjectives! *yawn* I liked the first game, but they should really work on improving it before they try to throw in even more words.

KaBo0m
KaBo0m

"I just hope they inculde copyrighted names(cough..Darth Vader) this time, alright." lol buying the rights to use that stuff would cost more money than this game would ever even make

Chickan_117
Chickan_117

Hi, I'm doing a survey regarding game controls. Judging by feedback would I be correct in saying that everyone loved the controls in the first game and would like the touch screen movement to remain? lol

teknicz
teknicz

I liked the crappy graphics in the original, it gave it an unique and charming feel. The controls could definitely use work, I don't know how many times Maxwell would start running while I was still looking at something at the other side of the map. Adjectives added to the system ought to be great! So long as they fix a few issues, the sequel will definitely be welcome.

green_panda9
green_panda9

I can't wait! I love the "adjective system" idea. It expands the range of things we can think up now. :)

CamiKitten
CamiKitten

oh heck yes! now lets hope for better controls too!

Obj_Solid
Obj_Solid

can't wait to get rid of the original for the sequel. Please oh please make the controls better, and less glitchy please....

UnknownForm
UnknownForm

I just hope they inculde copyrighted names(cough..Darth Vader) this time, alright:).