Mario and Maxwell Can’t Hang Out on the 3DS… Yet

On Thursday, Warner Bros. Interactive announced that several characters from the Mario and Zelda franchises will appear in the Wii U version of Scribblenauts Unlimited, set to release this fall.

That said, the 3DS version won’t see any familiar faces from Nintendo… here’s what the creative director from 5th Cell, Jeremiah Slaczka, had to say about it to IGN (

“Timing,” Slaczka told IGN. “The 3DS version was already finished and moving into manufacturing (cartridges take longer to produce) by the time the deal was signed with WB & Nintendo.” After the deal was signed, Slaczka adds that “only the Wii U and PC [versions] remained and obviously Nintendo would only want their IP on their platform.”

Slaczka also noted that “this deal happened pretty late in development so we didn’t have time for locations” and once again confirmed that the Nintendo characters cannot be modified by adjectives, as “understandably Nintendo is cautious about letting other games use their IP. So for now their characters can’t be modified.”

Scribblenauts Unlimited hits store shelves on November 18th.


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