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Sidekick Mode Returns For Scribblenauts Unmasked

Posted by Andy Green

Wii U players can have their family and friends help out

Scribblenauts Unmasked is the latest iteration in Warner Bros' imagination-focused Scribblenauts series and it's set to be made available later this year on Wii U and 3DS.

Of course, frustrated Europeans are still waiting for Scribblenauts Unlimited to arrive with nobody any the wiser on when it will show up.

One feature that was included in the Wii U version of Scribblenauts Unlimited was Sidekick Mode, which enabled another player to pick up a Wii Remote and help out by taking control of objects lying around in the game environment.

It looks like the feature will be making a return for the next iteration as a product listing on GameStop has revealed it's back.

It seems only fitting Scribblenauts Unmasked should have sidekick mode, what with the number of superheroes flying about within it. We think Maxwell would make the perfect Robin.

Are you happy to see the feature make a return? Let us know in the comment section below.

[via gamestop.com, nintendoeverything.com]

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User Comments (15)

dadajo

#1

dadajo said:

I'm so confused why it is so hard to release Scribblenauts Unlimited in Europe. I live in America and own it and can say it is a great game so I hope you guys do get it soon.

Dpullam

#2

Dpullam said:

I certainly welcome the addition of Sidekick Mode. For me, co-op can be more fun than just playing games by myself.

gaby_gabito

#4

gaby_gabito said:

The side-kick mode was pretty bad. Co-op is a great idea, but it was not implemented well at all. I hope they touch it up. The single a
player mode (for Wii U anyway) is definitely the way to go for Unlimited.

Einherjar

#7

Einherjar said:

Scribble what ? Oh, that launch game that was delayed for a little bit in europe...

Bluezealand

#8

Bluezealand said:

I think, they canceled the European release altogether. Nintendo had plenty of opportunities to address this issue in one of its Directs, but they decided to hush it up, which I think they wouldn't have done, if they'd still plan to bring it over.

KAHN

#11

KAHN said:

i never bothered with sidekick mode. pretty pointless, really. unlimited should have incorporated 2-player puzzles, that way i'd have a reason yo use it.

ThumperUK

#12

ThumperUK said:

Bearing in mind it was pulled at the very last minute means the game can't have that much wrong with it - it must be in non-english dictionaries. It can't cost Nintendo much to release it at least on the eshop (if anything).....even if it is just English language only?
It seems Nintendo has no basic business sense - are senior execs working for MS & Sony?

Bluezealand

#14

Bluezealand said:

@ThumperUK
"Bearing in mind it was pulled at the very last minute means the game can't have that much wrong with it - it must be in non-english dictionaries."

lol, what? Do you think they'll start translating the game one week before release date? The game was available on the eshop for a few hours on its original release date with all languages on board. The same happened last year in November or December on Steam and even than all languages were ready.

I think the delay must have something to do with the lawsuit between the developers/ Warner Bros. and the guys who sued them for implementing their memes without permission.

ThumperUK

#15

ThumperUK said:

@Bluezealand
Erm, not what I said! As the game is on sale in the US, then it can't be a gameplay problem. That leaves probs with the language dictionary (most likely in the slang terms and what is & is not acceptable in any given language). This will either be English specific (i.e. not American English) or in other European languages. Sometimes these are only found out close to, or after launch, This has been an issue before a number of times, I remember one of the Mario Party games being pulled around launch day because of a slang word, acceptable in America, is not acceptable in the UK. However that was quickly fixed, discs re-printed and released a few weeks later.
I'm unsure why Nintendo has gone so quiet on it, even stores are completely in the dark. It wouldn't take much for NoE to let us gamers, and game sellers, know whether they will be releasing it.

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