Lack Of Nintendo Character Cameos In 3DS Version Of Scribblenauts Unlimited Explained

It was revealed earlier this week that the Wii U version of Scribblenauts Unlimited would have exclusive cameos from a few familiar Nintendo faces from the Mushroom Kingdom and Hyrule. However, the 3DS version of the game will not be getting the same treatment which is more than a bit sad considering the game’s roots are firmly in Nintendo’s handheld consoles.

Well 5th Cell have today revealed the reason the 3DS version won’t be having any cameos is down to a simple matter of timing with the deal between Warner Bros. and Nintendo coming a little too late for the development team.

Speaking to IGN, 5th Cell’s creative director, Jeremiah Slaczka, had this to say:

“Timing. 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… Only the Wii U and PC [versions] remained and obviously Nintendo would only want their IP on their platform.”

During the same conversation with IGN, Slaczka also noted that it was just the universes of “Mario and Zelda for now” and that “there’s plenty of characters and other goodies to discover within those universes.”

Perhaps it’s a bit too eager of us to read into that “for now” line but who knows maybe we’ll see more Nintendo cameos in the form of DLC. Which Nintendo characters would you like to see on Scribblenauts Unlimited? Samus? Donkey Kong? K.K. Slider? Let us know!

[Source: IGN]

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