Kindle Fire owners and Amazon Appstore users, you've got two heavyweights added to your gaming catalog. Warner Bros Games has published Scribblenauts Remix and Batman: Arkham City Lockdown to the Appstore, both previously available only on iOS. Of the two, Scribblenauts is probably worth more attention, as the series has garnered critical acclaim on portable consoles, PC, and mobile.


Scribblenauts got its start on the Nintendo DS, where its mix of creative gameplay and quirky puzzles were a good match for the touchscreen-based controls. The object of the side-scroller is to modify the environment by adding objects. The player's capability to create new items based on common nouns is nearly unlimited, and the fun comes from seeing which items you can throw in the level to guide your character along. Scribblenauts Remix features levels from both Nintendo DS games, as well as 10 new levels. The folks on Reddit seem stoked about this one. The game is just a buck, but there are in-app purchases for more levels and avatars.

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Batman: Arkham City Lockdown is a tie-in to the excellent Arkham City console/PC game, which is unfortunately a year and a half behind its progenitor. Unlike Gameloft's Dark Knight Rises tie-in (which takes gameplay cues from the Arkham titles), Lockdown is basically a clone of the Infinity Blade beat-em-up, pitting Bats against henchmen and bosses mano-a-mano. Combat is gesture based, with Batman's signature gadgets playing a large role. Villains from the game, as well as more esoteric members of the Rogues Gallery, are found in the various levels. Batman: Arkham City Lockdown is $5.99, with (ugh) IAPs for the in-game currency.

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Scribblenauts is available for download on any Android device, but it looks like Arkham City Lockdown is exclusive to Amazon's Kindle tablets for the time being. Both games will be available on the Play Store later this spring.

Amazon Appstore - Scribblenauts Remix

Amazon Appstore - Batman: Arkham City Lockdown

BURBANK, Calif. – March 27, 2013 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces two of its biggest mobile games, Batman: Arkham City Lockdown and Scribblenauts Remix, are coming to Android, exclusively in the Amazon Appstore for Android. Expanded to and completely optimized for the Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD offers gamers with new ways to connect to their favorite franchises.

Based on DC Comics’ core Batman license and developed by NetherRealm Studios in conjunction with High Voltage Software, Batman: Arkham City Lockdown brings the Batman: Arkham City franchise to Android tablets with stunning graphics and intense combat gameplay.  In Batman: Arkham City Lockdown, the inmates have escaped and Batman must defeat an army of henchmen and some of his most iconic foes. Players will scour rooftops and the seedy underbelly of Gotham City through a series of one-on-one battles with The Joker, Two-Face, Deathstroke and more. 

Scribblenauts Remix, created by 5TH Cell and developed by Iron Galaxy, lets players use their imagination to write any word, modify it with adjectives and bring that object to life to solve challenging puzzles. It includes the innovative wordplay Scribblenauts fans have come to expect, plus new features, completely original levels and a combination of the most popular puzzles from Scribblenauts and Super Scribblenauts. The franchise has won more than 50 industry awards and sold more than six million units to date – making it one of the most successful handheld video game franchises.

Batman: Arkham City Lockdown is available today for $5.99 through the Amazon Appstore for Android. Scribblenauts Remix will be available in the Amazon Appstore for Android for $0.99, beginning April 7, 2013.

Batman: Arkham City Lockdown and Scribblenauts Remix will expand to other select Android-supported devices, including Samsung Galaxy tablets and Google’s Nexus 7, later this spring. At that time, players will also be able to purchase the apps though Google Play, Google’s app store for Android devices.

Thanks, Jen!

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

    whoa, awesome! I hadn't heard anything about either one. totes excited now!

  • Andrew Ruffolo

    Woohoo, I'm excited about scribblenauts... now I won't have to use my Wife's iPad!

  • nsnsmj

    Is Amazon paying these developers for exclusives or something? I can't imagine any dev would ignore the Play Store, and limit themselves to the Amazon app store considering how few users it has, and how crappy it is.

    • Laurence

      I'm guessing that's exactly what happens.

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    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Probably in exchange for promotional spots in the Amazon Appstore would be my guess.

    • SetiroN

      They get paid inversely, meaning that Amazon doesn't charge them as much, or at all, per-purchase. But it's probably just for a limited time.

  • SetiroN

    $6+IAP. LMAO.

    • Kevin Aaronson

      6 plus iap? Just bought it for 99 cents. Explain? An additional 99 cents for all future levels. You are wrong good sir!

      • Matt L

        He should have been more specific of what game. I'm pretty sure he was talking about Batman: Arkham City Lockdown which is $6 plus iaps.

  • http://twitter.com/trickedoutdavid David Margolin

    finally.. been waiting for scribblenauts.to come to play... looks like ill be downloading that crappy amazon appstore too :(

  • Jeremy Wielopolski

    I'll hold off until the Play release, if for no other reason than the lack of "what's new" descriptions from Amazon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/KurtWThompson Kurt Thompson

    .... won't install on my nexus 4 or tf101.... stupid amazon store

    • Gabriel Ortiz

      Have you gotten it to work yet? It won't install on my Nexus 4 either!