Rooster Hats Are Back in Style


Once upon a time, the original Scribblenauts launched with Maxwell’s beloved red rooster hat as a pre-order bonus. Super Scribblenauts ditched the iconic piece of headgear in favor of a pair of fluffy headphones, which were neat but not nearly as special.

With Scribblenauts Unlimited readying to launch this holiday season on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, Warner Bros. and 5TH Cell are bringing back the rooster hat, offering it in three different colors as an exclusive pre-order bonus through GameStop. When you pick up your copy of the game once it ships, you’ll get the hat in Maxwell’s classic red, his Doppelganger’s blue, or his sister Lily’s pink. I’m thinking most buyers who don’t get the red hat are going to be pretty pissed, but it doesn’t sound like there will be any choice. Pink and blue aren’t bad options though.

GameStop will also be offering a special bundle for the Nintendo 3DS version, which will include a copy of the game, a specially designed pencil stylus, and a silicone system case. Images and a product listing for the bundle are currently unavailable, but I have posted a gallery here with pictures of the full range of rooster hats as well as the game’s final box art.

Oh yeah, and stick around for this new gameplay trailer introducing the game’s new Object Editor feature. That’s right, Scribblenauts Unlimited will let you fully customize items from scratch and share them with others!

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Matt Litten is a 28 year old from-the-womb gamer turned video game reviewer/blogger and current editor/owner/operator of Matt got his first taste of gaming as a youngster on the NES and Atari, and the rest is history from there. In 2004, three years removed from high school and still looking for a career direction in life, Matt landed his first gig in the video game review business writing for the now-defunct website After the sad and untimely close of BonusStage, the former staff went on to found, and after a short stint as US Site Manager for AceGamez Matt turned his attention to VGBlogger, and to this day is dedicated to making it one of the top video game blogs in all the blogosphere. Matt is a fair-minded reviewer and lover of games of all platforms and types, big or small, hyped or niche, big-budget or indie. But that doesn't mean he will let poor games slide without a good thrashing when necessary.