It's been a good few days for superheroes. Marvel's Agents of Shield thingy made its UK TV debut, I learnt about Phoenix Jones, and I made the surprising discovery that, after being bitten by a radioactive Spider-Man, I can now pass for Tobey Maguire in a look-a-like competition if you don't look too closely or ask me to speak. With great power, comes great responsibility. Also of note: Scribblenauts Unmasked has been released, mysteriously on-time for once. It adds DC characters to the wordy, imaginative puzzle game - characters like Batman, The Joker, Superman and, er, all the other lesser ones no one ever remembers.
Scribblenauts Unlimited... isn’t. Unlimited, that is. For the uninitiated, the Scribblenauts series is a family of cutesy side-scrolling puzzle games with an impressively comprehensive knowledge of the written word. Puzzles are solved – as they are in Unlimited – by summoning objects via simply typing the appropriate noun. No matter what you jot down, chances are (unless it’s copyrighted, or in some way related to phalluses) it’ll be recognised and manifested right in front of your cartoon face.
I can think of a few reasons why us folks in Europe would envy our American cousins: they have a better selection of content on Netflix, their car chases are quite a bit more exciting, and they can just about pull off wearing a stetson. Just about. Thankfully, that list is now missing one vital component, as Scribblenauts Unlimited has finally been allowed to exist in Europe. The game suddenly appeared on Steam yesterday, after a miserable three-month delay.
Scribblenauts Unlimited - the third in the charming puzzle series that asks you to create on-screen characters and objects by typing their names into a magical notebook - was released on Steam a little while ago to coincide with the Wii U version. Well, in North America at least. The game's still not materialised over here - in fact, it's been pushed back to 2013 - and nobody seems to be able to say why.