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.
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.
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.