Scribblenauts Unlimited debuted as a launch title here in the United States, but our European friends have had to wait until 2013 to get their hands on it. The original release date of February 15th is right around the corner, but at the last moment Nintendo announced that it was delaying the release again for unannounced reasons. Many people have speculated that stores had their shipments and were ready to begin selling but Nintendo backed out for unexplained reasons.
Today’s news seems to confirm that, as customers in Europe who pre-ordered the game through Amazon have begun receiving their copies. Amazon has a policy in place for pre-orders that ensures the game will arrive at gamer’s doorsteps by the official release date. By customers receiving these copies, it means Amazon shipped them out before Nintendo put a stop to the selling, meaning some last minute hold up is the cause of this delay.
Currently there’s no word on when Scribblenauts Unlimited will be available in Europe, but we’ll keep you updated.