Warner Bros. Fighting Game Leak Coverage – Everything We Know

by in Fighting Game News | Oct, 26th 2021

Fighting game crossovers are all the rage right now, and a leak leads us to think Warner Bros. is getting in on it too. This potential “tag-team” fighting game from Warner Bros. could have Gandalf, Batman, Shaggy, and more, according to this leak. As always, take this leak with a grain of salt, but if true, this could be another huge fighting game hit for the esports scene. While none of these games can topple Smash Bros, if they stick to their own ideas instead of trying to defeat the big name from Nintendo, we could see a renaissance of fighting game hype. So what do we know so far?

Warner Bros. Multiversus

Allegedly, this was in the works before Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl which is interesting if true. This leaker has also said quite a few people have messaged the leaker to confirm that this is actually being worked on. According to the leak, this stems from the Shaggy “Ultra Instinct” meme, and since they couldn’t put him in Mortal Kombat, Warner Bros. tossed around other fighting game ideas. There are so many IPs Warner Bros. has access to, after all, and it wouldn’t be hard for them to develop a platform fighter akin to All-Star Brawl and Smash. All we can do now is hope it turns out better than Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. Sorry, it was awful.

The leak states this Warner Bros. fighting game is called “Multiversus”, and a wide variety of characters is slated to join it. This person states they know more than the below-listed characters, but want to hold off until this actually launches – if it launches:

  • Shaggy (Scooby Doo)
  • Gandalf (Lord of the Rings)
  • Tom & Jerry
  • Batman
  • Fred Flintstone (The Flintstones)
  • Mad Max
  • Johnny Bravo

Harry Potter and Ron Weasely were rumored to be in too, but the rights are “weird so they stopped development on them?” This could have been a gag or a false trail. Another interesting part of this story is the copyright. The Multiversus copyright is real and is owned by Warner Bros. There is some conflicting information though. The leaker said that Netherealm Studios is developing this game, but Jeff Grubb says that the game is real, but it’s not a Netherealm game. It sounds like a few Western companies are getting in on the Smash craze. A quote from the leaker is very interesting:

“This isn’t the only one in active development and those at NR/Warner have known this for awhile now. It’s an open secret in the industry that fter the success of Smash Ultimate, combined with Nintendo’s complete tone-deafness towards their audience and playerbase, a lot of Western Studios have begun to capitalize on the opportunity to make their own platform fighter that doesn’t treat their playerbase and competitive players like s**t. The numbers competitive smash, especially Melee, pulls is not lost on the Western studios and the opportunity to take a slice of that pie is extremely apparent.”

There are people that don’t like the characters dropped for Smash, but this is more likely linked to the competitive scene for Smash. Nintendo in no way supports it, and it’s genuinely unfortunate. There is one more character that’s rumored to be discussed that is quite interesting.

LeBron James for Warner Bros. Multiversus?


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