Last month a listing appeared via the Taiwanese ratings board for a brand new Scribblenauts game, titled Scribblenauts Showdown. Now the title has appeared again, this time through the US’ ESRB website.

Scribblenauts Showdown is described as a “party/puzzle platformer” and is rated E10+. Here’s the company’s full breakdown:

“This is a party/puzzle-platformer game in which players engage in a variety of tasks and mini-games using a selection of words/actions/modifiers/characters. Mini-games include fishing, racing, and using drones to deliver items. Players can type in random nouns and adjectives to create different word combinations that trigger comical scenarios. Some games/tasks prompt players to use “cartoony” weapons (e.g., bazookas, bombs, swords) to deplete the health meters of other characters. Characters can also eat/bite other characters when prompted by a modifying word/trait. A handful of areas contain enemy characters (i.e., skeleton warriors) that will attack players if approached. During an eating-contest mini-game, players’ character may vomit if they consume too much food without swallowing; a comical “gagging” sound effect is heard, as well as brightly-colored green vomit.”

It’s worth noting that the series’ typical developers at 5th Cell suffered heavy lay-offs back in 2016, leaving only a “tiny” number of employees behind, so it remains to be seen what scale Showdown will have compared to earlier entries.

Chances are we’ll hear about the game very soon, though, and we’ll be sure to bring official word when it is officially announced.

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Written by Tom Brown

Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.

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