5th Cell: ‘Wii U Is Just Like A Nintendo DS, But With Much More Power’

Because of the Wii U GamePad – a 6.2-inch touchscreen controller – Scribblenauts Unlimited is a “perfect fit” for Wii U, according to the upcoming action puzzle game’s lead designer, Jeremiah Slaczka of developer 5th Cell. Slaczka describes the new console as a Nintendo DS, but with a significant amount of power. Scribblenauts Unlimted is a Wii U launch title, which means it releases on November 18th.

How’s it been working on this title for the Wii U? Does it carry any extra pressure that this is a launch game?

With Wii U’s GamePad, Scribblenauts is a perfect fit for the console. It’s just like a DS, the system it was originally designed for, but with much more power. I wouldn’t say there is extra pressure because it’s a launch title.

I’m actually very happy it’s a launch title; it’s a first for our studio!

Scribblenauts Unlimited is the first game in the franchise to introduce multiplayer. Talk to me about how co-op will work and how players can share their creations.

The game allows other players to “possess” any object they see and then act as that object would to help the first player. It’s a pretty neat feature.

5th Cell: “Scribblenauts Unlimited Is Definitely The Best Version Of Scribblenauts We’ve Ever Produced”

5th Cell Creative Director Jeremiah Slackza claims that the forthcoming Scribblenauts Unlimited is the ultimate version of Scribblenauts. Slackza says he’s “very happy” the game’s a Wii U launch title. Scribblenauts Unlimited is the first game in the franchise to feature multiplayer and releases for Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and PC; but only the Wii U version includes Nintendo characters.

“Scribblenauts is a game where you solve puzzles by creating anything you can think of simply by writing it and it will come to life in the game. You help the main character, Maxwell, collect Starites by successfully completing puzzles.”

“Game development timeframes means there’s always something left on the cutting room floor. Scribblenauts Unlimited is definitely the best version of Scribblenauts we’ve ever produced, but there are always new paths to explore.”