Scribblenauts sequel goes Super

Follow-up to 5th Cell's breakthrough DS game gets a name change reflecting the game's new adoption of adjectives.

The big new feature for the next installment of 5TH Cell's Scribblenauts is that players will now be able to modify the objects they summon with adjectives. So it's only appropriate that the name of the game gets an adjective to call its own.

Adjectives will let players change the size and color of their bazooka-toting elephants.

5TH Cell today revealed the name of its anticipated DS sequel will be Super Scribblenauts, a less-than-humble moniker for a game with lofty ambitions. The original Scribblenauts asked players to guide a protagonist named Max through a variety of head-scratching levels in order to claim hard-to-get-to stars. To help with the puzzles, players could type in nouns and the game would materialize that object for the player to use.

For the sequel, 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. Changes made to creatures or objects are cumulative, so players will be able to create plentiful variations on each noun.

Beyond Super Scribblenauts, 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.

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calvinsora
calvinsora

If they fix the control (there's a little thing called a d-pad on the DS), then I'll be happy. The naming reminds me of the SNES naming system, which is awesomeness.

Glade_Gnarr
Glade_Gnarr

I wonder if you can summon "super" mario? That would be awesome.

uberjannie
uberjannie

@jaggy400 : you think they would make pc sales? Please, pc gamers doesnt pay for games like this, they just pirate it. Ive been fighting pirating on the PC for more then a decade and still most people I talk to online pirate their pc games. I have given up on people. *THIS IS THE FIFTH TIME I TRY TO PUT A PARAGRAPH HERE BUT GAMESPOT DOESNT LET ME!!!!!!!* And now, with all the insane DRM systems implemented in PC games, I wonder why I even bother to pay for my games when they hardly work. Yes I'm talking to you Ubisoft!

jaggy400
jaggy400

and why praytell, have they not thought to bring their typing based game to the pc? they'd make tons off steam sales alone

dezzyfiesta
dezzyfiesta

I hope they use fan feedback to help shape this one a bit.

Beastcake
Beastcake

At least it's not Super Turbo Scribblenauts HD ReMix DS.

fantasyfacade
fantasyfacade

The first game had so much potential, I enjoyed the start up sceen more then the puzzles, but if they manage to fix the problems they had with the first one I'll put this into my wish list.

shafe-man
shafe-man

@pip_boy_3000 They already did. First, they fixed the touch screen controls. Then they added an option for the buttons. So consider away!!! :D

pip_boy_3000
pip_boy_3000

if they fix the controls i'll consider it

pataponplayer
pataponplayer

wow, very creative title. Because "super" makes a big difference. Also, it's funny how the have to make a whole new game when they're just adding adjectives... it would be called an Add-On on any other console.

Darkstalker77
Darkstalker77

i was impressed by the first scribblenauts but i agree the controls are poor and some of the object interaction was lacking

slickvic1990
slickvic1990

the only thing keeping me from finishing the original was those awful controls. if they are improved, ill buy it day one.

Serious
Serious

I originally bought Scribblenauts for my friend's birthday based on stellar game reviews. but he hinted he wanted something else. So I was stuck with the game and figured I give it to my niece on her birthday in a couple of months. 3 weeks later I was bored and gave it a little play. In under 5 minutes of gameplay I knew that my niece was getting something else.

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

I would like to see this game on consoles. My kids have DS's, but I do not play them often. Scribblenauts sounds like such a fun game that I want to play it. Since the sequel is coming maybe the original will go down in price and I will get it for my kids and give it a go myself.

GentlemanGamer
GentlemanGamer

The control system is what needs to be fixed. It was a great game ruined by a terrible control system.

Ice_man_1985
Ice_man_1985

more levels and more stuff to use, what else they will add?

beamme
beamme

I hope they fix the controls this time. Even if it wasn't all it could be, I really enjoyed Scribblenauts, and I don't regret buying it.

CazFeraligatr
CazFeraligatr

Let's hope it doesn't turn out to be a disappointment, like DTL 2

andalore
andalore

I dont see how much of an improvement this can be, the 1st game was pretty good

LorenaLarue
LorenaLarue

I hope they bring back "giant enemy crab" the only way to spawn a giant crab.

flammable_zeus
flammable_zeus

I just hope they allow us to use the d-pad for movement.

ZIVX
ZIVX

Scribblenauts got me hyped last time, and I would love to say controls aren't everything to this game, but who am I kidding they're horrible.

soulless4now
soulless4now

Yay and I still haven't played the first one yet!

Adam_the_Nerd
Adam_the_Nerd

Fix the controls and I'll be even more turned on than I already am by this super title change

EndoftheworldX
EndoftheworldX

Loved the game, though I have to admit the controls were a bit to touchy. I'm honestly blown away with them trying to add adjectives, I can't imagine the amount of times I thought how awesome they would be when I was playing the original.

Sepewrath
Sepewrath

Scribblenauts was a very unique idea, it was great to see something like that these days.

SuprSaiyanRockr
SuprSaiyanRockr

Goes super, eh? ITS OVER 9000! ...sorry, couldn't resist.

drangel_jam
drangel_jam

I honestly can't fathom the depth of the ambition of creating objects (nouns) with attributes (adjectives).

nickythenewt21
nickythenewt21

This is gonna be awesome. I really regret not picking up the first game.

guyguyguy1234
guyguyguy1234

i traded in scribblenauts cause the controls were so bad. If they fix them, I will be such a happy camper.

Nicereddy
Nicereddy

I can haz a flying cheezburger?

viva_hate
viva_hate

@payne6705 They have confirmed d-pad control for this one. I'm not saying it's going to control perfectly, after all Drawn To Life, by the same developer, had some pretty sloppy controls, but it can't be worse than the last game.

jarvans
jarvans

This is one of 2 DS games I am waiting for this year, the other being GoldenSun DS!

payne6705
payne6705

THANK the videogame gods adjectives!! now all we need in a better control scheme and I am totally getting it.

Quietpower09
Quietpower09

I loved the first Scribblenauts. This sequel will be great. :)

smfes
smfes

wohoo, i haven't even completed teh first scribblenauts yet, it's so big and theres so frigging many levels or whatever you'd call it. Great game tho, it's really great brain training a makes you think with the left brain half ! Another reason why i love my DSi

Gregdawg08
Gregdawg08

So I can have pink flying elephants?:P

-Fromage-
-Fromage-

Adjectives huh? Well that could turn out to be helpful. Dont forget better controls too 5th Cell.

omexibricko
omexibricko

@ AjaxNeron well whil it wont majorly turn the ds around, it will still be a great game in its own right

tremor33
tremor33

First one was great and innovative. I can't wait for this :)

Slyfur
Slyfur

Sweet! I found the first Scribblenauts pretty fun, so hopefully I'll enjoy this one too!

AjaxNeron
AjaxNeron

Super Scribblenauts? This won't turn around the bad year for the DS unless Professor Layton 3 comes out.

mariostar0001
mariostar0001

The controls are supposed to be improved I've heard, letting you control Maxwell with the D-Pad and face buttons.

Cruse34
Cruse34

Great one of the few DS games I'm exicted for

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

I agree with 0aragorn0 The lack of a decent control scheme was crippling to this game.

VidGamAnonymous
VidGamAnonymous

First thing i will create in Super Scribblenauts is a Flying Elephant