How many DC Universe characters can you fit into one game? Over 2000 apparently, as Scribblenauts Unmasked’s developers are bragging that their upcoming DC-themed puzzle-platformer will feature thousands of characters spanning DC’s entire history.
Warner Bros. is confident that the game will include every character from the DC Universe — even characters who appeared in only a single comic — in the latest Scribblenauts game. According to a preview posted on IGN, the game will even include multiple variations of the same character, based on their different appearances throughout DC history: there’ll be 33 different versions of Batman, for instance, and a whopping 130 different versions of Green Lantern (I’m guessing they’re including the entire Green Lantern Corps.) The game will even feature an in-game encyclopedia so you can read up on the histories of any characters you aren’t familiar with.
Like all the previous Scribblenauts games, Unmasked gives you the ability to summon almost anything into the game’s world by simply typing (or writing, if you’re playing the game on a system with a touchscreen,) a word into the game’s menu. You’ll need to use these summoned heroes or objects to complete various objectives, such as defeating super villains or “waking up a sleeping Batman.”
This isn’t the first time that Scribblenauts has featured guest characters — the Wii U version of last year’s Scribblenauts Unlimited featured special cameos by Nintendo characters like Mario and Link. Obviously, the DC characters in Scribblenauts Unmasked aren’t just simple cameos, but are the focus of the entire game. It’s easy to find games starring Batman and Superman, but I know a lot of DC fanboys who will probably pick up Unmasked simply so they can play a game starring DC’s more obscure characters, like the Penny Plunderer. I think I’m going to exclusively use Gentleman Ghost or The Question to beat as much of the game as I can.
Scribblenauts Unmasked is scheduled to land on the Wii U, 3DS, and PC later this year.