Warner Brothers Reveal Scribblenauts Showdown

One of best puzzlers of all times returns with an emphasis on multiplayer this time around. 

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Fans of creative puzzle games have a reason to celebrate today, as Warner Brothers have announced the triumphant return of the Scribblenauts franchise. Launching on March 6th for the Switch, PS4, and Xbox One Scribblenauts Showdown will once again give players a chance to solve puzzles using the game's vast lexicon. There does, however, seem to be a much larger focus on competitive mini-games and co-op play this time around.

From the press release: "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.

Adding to the family fun, players can either choose, or design, their own original Scribblenaut to represent them throughout the game, all drawn in the classic Scribblenauts art style. The Scribblenaut can be further customized with unique clothing and quirky accessories by earning Starites and completing achievements."

Scribblenauts Showdown launches on March 6th for Switch, PS4 and Xbox One.

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