The 99-cent Writer Rumble video game for iOS devices lets you play a famous writer and battle with word games. Characters include H. P. LovecraftEdgar Allan Poe and Jane Austen.

We’ve embedded the Joystiq video about the game above–what do you think? The game includes options to challenge your friends to a game or play with other players online, use split screen on the iPad and share your scores on Facebook and Game Center. Check it out:

Words will never hurt you – until now! With Writer Rumble, you can take on your friends in a game of speed spelling madness or battle against enemies in single player mode. Use your board to find the most damaging words and watch as your enemies take a beating. Unleash special powers to increase damage, get new letters, or save yourself from dying. (link via Eric Smith)