ESRB Rates Scribblenauts Showdown On Nintendo Switch

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The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has issued their verdict for Scribblenauts Showdown, revealing that the award-winning puzzle-platformer will make a return.

The series was last destined for mobile with Scribblenauts: Fighting Words, but the project was cancelled in 2016 when developer 5th Cell had to lay off 45 employees. But, in the years before that happened, Scribblenauts Unlimited and Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure saw release on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

“This is a party/puzzle-platformer game in which players engage in a variety of tasks and mini-games using a selection of words/actions/modifiers/characters,” ESRB explain in the rating.

“Mini-games include fishing, racing, and using drones to deliver items. Players can type in random nouns and adjectives to create different word combinations that trigger comical scenarios. Some games/tasks prompt players to use “cartoony” weapons (e.g., bazookas, bombs, swords) to deplete the health meters of other characters. Characters can also eat/bite other characters when prompted by a modifying word/trait.

“A handful of areas contain enemy characters (i.e., skeleton warriors) that will attack players if approached. During an eating-contest mini-game, players’ character may vomit if they consume too much food without swallowing; a comical ‘gagging’ sound effect is heard, as well as brightly-colored green vomit.”

Scribblenauts Showdown will release on Nintendo Switch worldwide in 2018.

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