The Scribblenauts franchise may have just found the perfect licensing partner. According to a new rumor, Scribblenauts developer 5th Cell is working on a sequel that would feature various DC Comics heroes and villains.
The game has the working Unmasked, and is said to feature Scribblenauts‘ regular hero Maxwell, as he tries to help some of the most iconic comic book heroes. The game is currently in development for the 3DS, PC, and Wii U.
IGN has the scoop on the new game, which they say will be unveiled at E3 2013. Even without the scoop, though, it seems like a logical choice for Scribblenauts and DC Comics to team up considering they are both within the Warner Bros. family. It’s the same reason Mortal Kombat developer NetherRealm could pit Superman against Batman in Injustice: Gods Among Us.
The source also details a few levels in Unmasked whereby players must get past various DC Comics villains in order to save the hero. For example, there is allegedly a level set underneath Wayne Manor where players have to get past Killer Croc, with the help of Robin, in order to gain access to Wayne Manor proper and the Batcave.
Some of the other DC Comics characters mentioned include Clayface, The Joker, Aquaman, Black Manta, Harley Quinn, and Mr. Freeze. With a franchise like Scribblenauts, one has to assume 5th Cell is pulling out the stops — throwing every obscure character into the mix they can find.
Moreover, we’re curious how Scribblenauts‘ basic gameplay will support a DC Comics faÃ§ade. Will we see items like batarangs, kryptonite, and invisible jets?
5th Cell employed a similar tactic with Nintendo characters with Scribblenauts Unlimited for the Wii U — one of the benefits of releasing a game on a hot new console. Still, those additions were a little subtler, and didn’t factor into the overall gameplay that much. This game, on the other hand, seems to leverage the DC Comics IP from top to bottom.
What do you think of a Scribblenauts game that uses DC Comics characters? How would you like to see 5th Cell use the IP?