Update: Rumours of a Warner Bros fighting game have been corroborated by a Super Smash Bros pro.
In a recent tweet, Super Smash Bros Melee world champion Juan 'Hungrybox' DeBiedma said that he had been "provided secret info for the Warner Bros fighter from multiple sources, all corroborating the same claims.
Don’t ask me how I got this LOLI’ve been provided secret info for the Warner Bros fighter from multiple sources, all corroborating the same claims-Free to Play-Cross Console play-Voice Acting for all charactersBatman and Rick Sanchez will apparently be playable. pic.twitter.com/8oL47XxdNNOctober 26, 2021
According to DeBiedma, the game will be free-to-play and offer some element of cross-play between consoles. It'll also feature voice acting "for all characters," something that many players felt was missing from Nickelodeon's recent platform fighter - All-Star Brawl had no voices at all for any of its cartoon-based roster.
In a video (opens in new tab), DeBiedma discussed information about the game's roster, corroborating reports that characters from Batman and The Lord of the Rings would be included in the game, and stating that Rick and Morty's Rick Sanchez could also feature.
Original story: A Smash Bros.-style fighting game is reportedly in the works using Warner Bros.-owned characters.
That's according to an extensive Reddit post, which you can see just below. While the Reddit post might seem fairly outlandish at first glance, it's seemingly been corroborated by VentureBeat journalist Jeff Grubb, who posted on Twitter to confirm that the project was real (opens in new tab), but not actually developed by Mortal Kombat studio NetherRealm, as the original Reddit post claims.
According to the original post, this new game from Warner Bros. will be called "Multiversus," and based off Nintendo's mega-popular Super Smash Bros. fighting series. Additionally, it's described as a "tag team game," but the original poster isn't sure whether this means characters will work together on one team, or whether one player can rotate between two characters in a single match.
What they are a little more sure on is the game's supposed character roster. So far at least, the Reddit user claims that the Warner Bros. venture will feature Shaggy from Scooby Doo, Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings, Tom & Jerry, Batman, Fred Flinstone, and none other than Mad Max, if you can believe it. Just imagine Max Rockatansky clobbering Gandalf.
Right now though, there's no release date slated for the new Warner Bros. fighting game. From the sound of the Reddit post at least, it would appear as though the game is in early development, especially with relatively few characters confirmed and locked down. Even so, this is one whacky project, and definitely one rumor to keep an eye on.
Head over to our Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character unlocks guide if you're still trying to get up to speed on combing through the extensive roster.