Warner Bros. Fighter Multiversus Includes Rick Sanchez, Batman, and More

This platform fighter leak has people talking

by Elliott Gatica

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There was loose chatter going on about leaks for an upcoming Warner Bros. platform fighting game called “Multiversus”  akin to the very popular Super Smash Bros. in the past few days. This all started late last week, October 22, when a Reddit user on a burner account by the name of “hugeleakeractually” posted a lengthy thread about a NetherRealm and Warner Bros. crossover platform fighter in the r/GamingLeaksAndRumors subreddit.

This user went on to describe what kind of game it is, along with some characters coming to this leaked game’s roster and the game’s name being trademarked as “Multiversus”. It looked and sounded legitimate. There were such confirmed characters like Shaggy from Scooby Doo, Gandalf from Lord of the Rings, Batman, and Rick Sanchez to name a few.

Of course many content creators put their two cents in on the matter. Most of the talks were based on that Reddit post, until the popular Smash Bros. player, Juan “Hungrybox” DeBiedma delved more into the matter. He eventually put out a video on his YouTube channel showcasing a leaked roster image, which was swiftly taken down on copyright grounds by Warner Bros. Entertainment.

Shortly after the takedown, he posted the takedown screenshot on Twitter, cheekily responding with, “And that, my friends, is what we call a “hard confirm”’. Basically, if something is taken down before confirmation, that means something wasn’t ready to come out yet, meaning yes, it’s confirming the existence of an upcoming project. Additional information came from Jeff Grub from VentureBeat. Apparently, it may be a free-to-play game and most concerning, “it looks cheap”.

Of course, leaks are usually taken with a grain of salt. Fan speculation can run wild, until all these leaks somehow get confirmed either by patents or copyright takedowns. It should be no surprise that giant publishers with many IPs under their belt are probably going to fill the void now that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has essentially ended its release cycle.

The recently released platform fighter Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl made a rather significant impact on the genre. It was also a rather successful hit, possibly paving the way for other big publishers to follow suit. In terms of other successful platform fighting games in rotation, there is the ongoing free-to-play Brawlhalla (which actually has some Warner Bros. intellectual properties like Adventure Time and Steven Universe).

Finally, while there is no confirmation about “Multiversus” from first parties like Warner Bros or NetherRealm Studios yet, the Reddit Leaker did say they wouldn’t be surprised if the game debuted at the Game Awards or sometime next year. For now, all we have is Hungrybox’s “hard confirm” and other copyright takedowns happening in the next few days.

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