5th Cell, developer of Scribblenauts Unlimited, has confirmed that the Wii U title — and the 3DS title too, for that matter — won't hit European shores until 2013. Responding to a post on NeoGAF, 5th Cell CEO Jeremiah Slaczka denied that it's an issue of localisation.

"Nope. It's due to stuff I can't talk about until 2013. Scribblenauts and Super Scribblenauts were released NA and EU the same day. Trust me. I want your money. It's due to things outside of development."

Slackza remained silent on just what those "things outside of development" are; we hope they aren't too severe. Since Scribblenauts Unlimited launched alongside the new console across the Atlantic earlier this week, we had our fingers crossed that we would soon be embarking on a new adventure with Maxwell — alas, our hopes have been dashed.

If this was a game you were looking forward to getting your hands on this year, it's time to scribble it out of your diary. What do you make of this news? Don't fret, though, as there are still plenty of Wii U titles to look forward to before 2012 is out. Check out our final list of the European Wii U launch list now.

[source neogaf.com]