Scribblenauts Unmasked Features 14 Different Supermen

| 10 Jul 2013 19:40

If DC Comics' back catalog can't provide enough playable characters, Scribblenauts Unmasked will access the multiverse as well.

One of the most advertised features of superhero games these days is the sheer number of available characters. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes will have over 100 to choose from, while Injustice seems to get new vigilantes every other week. If we're being true to comic book history however, what we really need are character variants. On that score, Scribblenauts Unmasked is set to take the crown. While the game already includes an entire back catalog of characters, now it's promising to draw from the multiverse as well. Superman alone will get 14 different in-game iterations, including a few you might not recognize without Wikipedia.

First off, you've got your historical versions of Superman, like the Siegel and Shuster original, the post-death Man of Tomorrow, and the electrically-powered Red and Blue. Then you've got the alternate reality versions; the aging Superman from Kingdom Come, the Soviet Red Son, and even a Man of Steel tie-in character. Then the whole thing gets deliciously obscure.

Want the evil, Apokolips-raised Kal-El of Superman: The Dark Side? Done. A version of Superman from the Batman Beyond universe? It's there. Speaking of Batman, why not the Speeding Bullets iteration, where Kal-El was adopted by the Waynes and became The Dark Knight.

And that's just Superman. Once Scribblenauts Unmasked comes out this fall, other characters will likely have either a variant treatment, or additional costumes via DLC. When this game launches, I don't even think I'll be able to play the story campaign. I'll be too busy spawning multiverses and teaming up random combinations of mismatched heroes to do my bidding.

Soon, Jean-Paul Valley Batman and Artemis Wonder Woman. Soon.


Source: DC Comics

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