Through press release means, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has revealed the next step in Scribblenauts‘ evolution. That is, Scribblenauts Showdown, a party-themed game that will hit all three consoles later this winter.
Unlike the Scribblenauts games of yesterday, Showdown aims to be fun for the whole family, and promotes play between up to four different players. As such, it will offer modes that combine the series’ quirky word puzzles with modes that befit multiplayer play.
In the game’s Showdown mode, up to four players face off and imagine their way to victory through card-based strategy and creative skill. “Wordy” mini-games require unleashing the best object or character from the vast Scribblenauts dictionary of over thirty-five thousand words to outsmart an opponent. Action-oriented “Speedy” mini-games reward the player who completes a given challenge first. A board game style map displays players’ progress. With multiple ways to make up ground, every player has a chance to win, which keeps the excitement going until the end!
In Versus mode, two players can go head-to-head in more than 25 mini-games that vary in every session. The mini-games can also be enjoyed by a single player. Versus mode allows continuous play of games by shuffling players into game after game for non-stop fun.
Sandbox mode, the Scribblenauts series’ cherished creative playground, allows one or two players to solve objectives in eight new levels by summoning any object they can imagine and earn hidden Starites and achievements. Players can also let their imaginations run wild by unleashing whatever objects they can think of and watching them interact in unexpected ways.
Players can also design their own Scribblenauts, who will then become their in-game avatars. These little creatures can be customized with different hairstyles, clothing options and quirky accessories, the latter of which can be unlocked through in-game achievements.
“Scribblenauts Showdown delivers imaginative fun and the humor that Scribblenauts fans love with new social elements to challenge friends and family,” said Steven Chiang, Executive Vice President, Production, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Players of all skill levels will enjoy testing their creativity in the fast-paced, head-to-head party style gameplay.”
Scribblenauts Showdown will start word parties on your Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PS4 consoles on March 6th.