Ever since the very first Scribblenauts arrived on the Nintendo DS, gamers have longed for the ability to summon iconic Nintendo characters whenever the effort was made to type their names into the Maxwell’s magic notebook. Since Warner Bros. Interactive didn’t have the rights to these characters however, it seemed as if Mario’s appearance in a Scribblenauts game was nothing but a pipe dream… or was it?
The developer behind the franchise, 5th Cell, is currently revving up to release their latest game, Scribblenauts Unlimited, and it’s just been announced that the Wii U version will feature a number of characters from Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda.
Warner Bros. Interactive delivered the big news today, after a teaser hinting at the Nintendo characters’ inclusion in Scribblenauts Unlimited had essentially confirmed the company’s big announcement.
“Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces that its highly anticipated Scribblenauts Unlimited game will feature even more than ever before, with Nintendo themed bonus content. Players can summon dozens of their favorite characters and items from the Mario and Legend of Zelda franchises exclusively in the Wii U version of the game.”
So far, the special guest characters confirmed to appear in Scribblenauts Unlimited are: Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Peach, Link, Zelda, Epona, and a Goron. Players will also be able to “summon dozens of their favorite characters and items,” so there will be plenty of additional Nintendo-owned mascots and paraphernalia for Maxwell to bring into his universe; courtesy of Hyrule and the Mushroom Kingdom.
The only bit of disappointing news pertaining to this big announcement, as Polygon reports, is that “players cannot apply adjectives to the Nintendo characters.” After a little thought though, it’s obvious that this move is in the best interest of Nintendo — mainly because it would only be a matter of time before someone unleashed a zombified Yoshi on some helpless girl scouts.
It’s not confirmed whether or not the 3DS version of Unlimited will feature Mario and friends, which is odd considering that the handheld is also a product of Nintendo, but hopefully the characters will also be showing up in that game as well. Of course, now that Nintendo mascots are finally appearing in 5th Cell’s popular side-scroller, speculation on whether or not Maxwell will appear in Super Smash Bros. 4 can officially begin.
Scribblenauts Unlimited will launch alongside the Wii U on November 18th. It’ll also be available on the Nintendo 3DS and PC.
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