Super Smash Bros: Nintendo’s smash hit series is something that Warner Bros. Games tries to clone if recent rumours can be believed.
It’s becoming something of a trend. Someone makes a successful game, and others start coming up with similar products. Previously, after Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Sony did its version called PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, and recently, ViacomCBS tried its hand at a multiplatform game (Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl). And now Warner may do a Super Smash Bros. clone, too…
Someone on Reddit has popped up and claimed that NetherRealm Studios, the company behind the Mortal Kombat and Injustice fighting games, is working on a Warner crossover brawler game, following the example of Super Smash Bros. It has since been corrected by Jeff Grubb, writing for VentureBeat, who says that while he believes it’s true that the game exists, he doesn’t think NetherRealm is making it.
But going back to the Reddit leaker, he made a new account on the site because he doesn’t want to take any chances. He referred to a recent trademark registration that says the game could be released as Multiversus. Since Warner trademarked the name in the video game software category, there may be something in the post. Let’s see the post: “[It’s a] new IP technically. It is based on Smash Bros (and now Nickelodeon All-Stars, but this was in the works before Nickelodeon was even announced).
It’s a Tag Team game. Not sure if that means you pick two characters and switch between them. Or if each ‘character’ is actually a pair, or if each character is an individual and you only switch when you lose a stock. All I know is there’s synergy between certain characters, which implies custom teams. [The game will feature] Shaggy, Gandalf, Tom & Jerry, Batman, Fred Flinstone, Mad Max, Johnny Bravo, and Harry Potter & Ron are “apparently in, but the rights are weird”, so their development may have come to a halt,” the post says.
Take it with a grain of salt, but it wouldn’t be surprising if the game does indeed exist.