Scribblenauts was a surprise smash hit last year on the Nintendo DS. It would have been foolish to believe there would never be a follow up, so it comes as no suprise to hear Warner Bros have announced Scribblenauts 2, actually entitled ‘Super Scribblenauts’. I haven’t heard a sequel name like that since the SNES, ahhh good times. The following is a press release giving some details on the new features:
‘Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces Super Scribblenauts as the title for its follow-up to the groundbreaking hit video game. In the first game, players used their imagination to write any word to bring that object to life and use it to solve puzzles. The original Scribblenauts for Nintendo DS has sold more than 1.1 million units worldwide since its launch in September 2009.
Available in autumn 2010, Super Scribblenauts for Nintendo DS expands the innovative elements from the acclaimed first title, offers upgraded controls and provides gamers with hours of original entertainment with ingenious, fun-filled new features. In Super Scribblenauts, created and developed by 5TH Cell, players use the stylus and touch screen to help Maxwell, the game’s hero, acquire the “Starite,” the prize earned from solving the puzzle in even more robust challenges and redesigned levels.
All-new for Super Scribblenauts, players now have the ability to write any object that comes to mind and modify it in any way they desire using adjectives to reach the goal in many levels. Adjectives can change the colour, size, style, behaviours and many other aspects of the object they are describing. Multiple adjectives can be combined together to produce incredibly creative objects, such as gentlemanly, flaming, flying zombies and purple, obese, winged elephants, allowing the player’s imagination to run wild for an even more inspired and individual experience than ever before.’
So ladies and gentlemen, let’s put this into perspective. One of the most enjoyable handheld games ever is getting a sequel that allows me to make ‘flying gentlemalny flaming purple zombies!’ If the new multiple adjective system really works this way, a whole new plethora of ideas springs to mind. ‘Savage Horny Squirrel’ may just have become a main stay in my repertoire. There is a world of mad things to create upon release, but for now though here are a few screenshots from the new game.