Although Scribblenauts Unlimited launched alongside the Wii U in North America last Sunday – and was even made available before the brand-new console at some retailers – the localisation of such a wordy game to the multilingual European region means that it won’t see release outside of the states until 2013.
5th Cell’s Jeremiah Slaczka and Marius Falhbusch – the independent developer’s CEO/Creative Director and co-owner/Tech Director – have both taken to Reddit to answer fans’ questions about the upcoming Wii U, 3DS and PC puzzle-platformer – which you can check out here.
Nintendo’s official Wii U launch window line-up did list Scribblenauts Unlimited, so we’ll hopefully see the game before the end of March next year.
UPDATE: Whilst we originally presumed that the delay of Scribblenauts Unlimited in Europe was a result of localisation and translation times, 5th Cell has, since the time of writing this original post, revealed that the reason behind its delay is due to something that the developer can’t yet speak about:
“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.”
Let’s hope that whatever the issue is, it’s solved as quickly and efficiently as possible in order for the game to release within its originally promised launch window slot.