For the first time in more than four years, players will be able to once again enter the world of the Scribblenauts via the newest entry in the series, Scribblenauts Showdown!
The newest title in the franchise appears to be a card-based multiplayer party game. In it, Maxwell and characters from previous games will compete in more than 25 minigames. Up to four players can play in the titular Showdown mode, which has its own specific minigame types. Like the previous games, it also features a Versus mode, which supports one to two players where minigames are the sole focus; and sandbox mode, which is basically just the original word-based summon game mode we are all used to.
Showdown mode will have minigames such as Wordy, which recalls the original Scribblenauts games. Players conjure up different objects using a set of words in order to beat one-another. Another confirmed minigame is Speedy. Here, players must meet certain challenges within a given time limit. Unlike Showdown, Sandbox mode has a dictionary with more than 30 000 words. Players can use any of those words to summon or conjure things in the game to solve a set number of puzzles. There are eight puzzle levels in total.
Unlike the previous games, Scribblenauts Showdown is being developed by Shiver Entertainment. The developer is well-known for its work on mobile games. They have also helped on games such as Madden, FIFA, Call of Duty, and various Zynga games. Shiver Entertainment CEO John Schappert, used to serve as the CEO for Zynga; while Jason Andersen, co-founder of Shiver Entertainment also co-founded Tiburon Entertainment and Budcat Creations, which was acquired by Activision Blizzard.
Scribblenauts Showdown releases on 9 March 2018. It will be available on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. There is no word on whether it will go to either mobile platforms such as iOS and Android or PC, later down the line.
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