Europe gets its hands on Wii U and 3DS versions of Scribblenauts Unlimited
- not Unmasked
- some ten months after the game's original release date, and more than a year after North America has had it. Nintendo finally pinned Europe with a December release window this week, but it remains unclear why the game was delayed in the region at the last minute, and why that delay was specifically for the Wii U and 3DS versions; Unlimited
was released on PC as planned back in February.
If we were to speculate, one possible explanation is the lawsuit
filed by the Keyboard Cat and Nyan Cat creators, alleging Warner Bros. infringed trademarks by including both those characters in Unlimited
. The lawsuit, filed in May, sought injunctions against the sale of Scribblenauts products. Going by a document
posted online unofficially and dated June 19, Warner Bros. then sought the lawsuit be dismissed without prejudice, and it seems the matter will go to court.
Putting that mess to one side, it's now unclear when next Scribblenauts entry Unmasked
will come to Europe. The DC Universe-themed game flies into North America for Wii U, 3DS, and PC on September 24, but there remains no ETA for the other side of the ocean, and it does not appear in Nintendo of Europe's Q4 line-up. Holy continental confusion, Batman!