Update 2: (11/17/2021) TechRaptor has been hit with a DMCA takedown request from Warner Bros. in regards to leaked images depicting Warner Bros. Multiversus. Due to legal concerns, we have removed the images from this article and updated it where necessary.
Update (10/29/2021, 6:58 PM Eastern Time) - A number of additional images have been uncovered that purportedly show character designs, controls, a stage, and gameplay mechanics for Warner Bros. Multiversus.
Here are the images in question (via Reddit):
The first of the four images show a 1v1 and 2v2 game mode; the first half shows Wonder Woman vs. Gandalf and the second half shows Wonder Woman and an unnamed character against Jake from Adventure Time and Gandalf. The stage is based on the "Get Schwifty" episode of Rick and Morty. The second image shows controls and a percentage-based knockback system similar to Smash Ultimate. The third and fourth images show two more stages with examples of both 1v1 and 2v2 battles.
As with the earlier leak, please keep in mind that the veracity of these images has not been independently confirmed -- take them with a grain of salt and don't get your hopes up just yet.
Our original story continues below.
An apparent roster leak for an upcoming fighting game similar to Smash Ultimate has leaked -- it seems that Warner Bros. Multiversus might be real and features Batman, Harley Quinn, and... Shaggy?
With the recent announcement of the final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighter, fighting game fans may be eager to explore new titles. One of the more recent games in this genre is Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, a game that features all sorts of weird characters from the classic cartoons featuring gameplay that is fairly similar to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
The last few days have been packed with hints of a similar game from Warner Bros. featuring an odd mix of characters, and new evidence has emerged that Warner Bros. Multiversus is a real thing -- especially with the apparent leak of the game's roster.
The Leaked Warner Bros. Multiversus Roster is Wild
The apparent leak of the Warner Bros. Multiversus roster was highlighted by YouTuber and Super Smash Bros. Melee champion hungrybox on Twitter. Interestingly, a YouTube video that detailed the leak has been hit with a DMCA by Warner Bros. Entertainment, a move that is categorized by hungrybox as a "hard confirm" that this game is real.
This is the roster according to the leak posted by Hungrybox and seen in the above image, starting in the top row and going from left to right:
- An unknown original character
- Steven from Steven Universe
- Batman from the Batman universe
- Harley Quinn from the Batman universe
- Finn from Adventure Time
- Jake from Adventure Time
- Shaggy from Scooby-Doo
- Superman from the Superman universe
- Wonder Woman from the Wonder Woman universe
- Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings
- Rick from Rick & Morty
- Bugs Bunny from Looney Tunes (and tons of other cartoons)
- Tom & Jerry from Tom & Jerry
This apparent roster leak is supplemented by details shared by Giant Bomb's Jeff Grubb in his Grubbsnax podcast as reported by gaming news curator @Nibel. Warner Bros. Multiversus may be a free-to-play title that sells future characters as DLC and the first DLC character is suspected to be LeBron James, of all things (likely due to his appearance in Space Jam 2). While Shaggy is making an appearance, there's no word on whether or not Ultra-Instinct Shaggy will be making an appearance.
Let's get down to the big question -- is this game real? Two notable gaming personalities have posted on it -- combine that with the DMCA takedown on the YouTube video and that certainly perks my ears up. That said, there still isn't much in the way of hard evidence just yet -- as always, take rumors and leaks with a grain of salt until there's an official announcement.
What do you think of the reported Warner Bros. Multiversus roster? Do you think a game like this could do well? Let us know in the comments below!