Today Warner Bros. Interactive announced Scribblenauts Showdown, a spin-off of the Scribblenauts series that focuses on multiplayer minigames. Scribblenauts Showdown will arrive on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on March 6.
Scribbleanuts Showdown will feature three modes: Showdown, Versus, and Sandbox.
Showdown will support up to four players in card-based minigames. Players will compete on board game style maps to track their progress as they compete to imagine the best object or character, or be the first to complete a challenge.
Versus mode is for two players, though it can also be played solo. More than 25 minigames will be available and can be played one after another.
Sandbox mode sounds like more traditional Scribblenauts gameplay. Up to two players can solve puzzles in eight levels to earn Starites and 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 VP, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Players of all skill levels will enjoy testing their creativity in the fast-paced, head-to-head party style gameplay.”
Players can also customize and design their own Scribblenaut, using its signature art style. Scribblenauts can then be given unique clothing and accessories by completing challenges and earning Starites.
The Scribblenauts series has been left in limbo for several years. The last title, Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure, was released in 2013. The series initially began on Nintendo DS in 2009, boasting an impressive creative writing-based puzzle system. It’s also a great kid-friendly series that promotes clever puzzle solving and writing skills.
Scribblenauts Showdown will launch March 6 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. It’s rated E for Everyone with Cartoon Violence and Crude Humor.