Scribblenauts Unlimited disappeared from the launch line-up in Europe, but it’s now been dated for release on the 8th of February. The game will be published by Nintendo of Europe, which might be the reason for the delay. Perhaps the contract needed to be finalised.
Scribblenauts Unlimited is already available for the Wii U in North America, but it’s not coming to Europe until 2013. Why? We have no idea. When questioned, Jeremiah Slaczka of 5th Cell said this:
It’s due to stuff I can’t talk about until 2013. Scribblenauts and Super Scribblenauts were released NA and EU the same day. Trust me. I want your money. It’s due to things outside of development.
Fingers crossed the problems are sorted out soon.
You can check after the break for the launch trailer for Scribblenauts Unlimited.
There’s fourteen minutes worth of footage from Scribblenauts Unlimited after the break.
There’s a launch trailer for Scribblenauts Unlimited that you can find after the break.
According to Level-5, the developers of Scribblenauts Unlimited, “There are no Wii U accomplishments that are system wide”, explaining that:
They are up to the developers to include or not include. Scribblenauts Unlimited loosely has them in the form of “Global Starite Shards” which is like a giant checklist of global things to spawn and do in the game that aren’t area specific.
I suspect this will disappoint some people. It is consistent with Nintendo’s lasting philosophy (aka, distaste) in regards to achievements though.
Warner Bros. has confirmed that Scribblenauts Unlimited will feature various Nintendo characters, including Yoshi, Peach, Luigi, Mario, Link, Zelda, Epona and a Goron. You will not be able to modify these characters, but items such as mushrooms and karts will also be available, which sort of makes up for that.
The characters are also exclusive to the Wii U, since:
The 3DS version was already finished and moving into manufacturing (cartridges take longer to produce) by the time the deal was signed with WB & Nintendo.
In the big scheme of things, it might be a small addition, but it’s still a neat one.