Batman Versus Gandalf In Rumored New Free-To-Play WB Fighting Game, LeBron James Could Be DLC Character
We may finally know who would win in a fight: Gandalf or Batman.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the gaming division of the media giant, might be working on a multiverse-themed platform fighter featuring Batman, Gandalf, and other WB characters duking it out in a Smash Bros.-style fighting game.
Over the weekend, a rumor popped up on Reddit regarding a new crossover platform fighting game featuring WB characters. The post said this game was in development at Mortal Kombat studio NetherRealm, but reporter Jeff Grubb said that isn't true (though the game "is real," Grubb said).
This WB platform fighter is real, but it is not a Netherrealm game. Come on. https://t.co/WkMiKf4dTH— Jeff Grubb (@JeffGrubb) October 24, 2021
Characters in this rumored game are said to include Shaggy from Scooby Doo, Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings, Tom & Jerry, Batman, Fred Flintstone, Mad Max, Johnny Bravo, and potentially Harry Potter and Ron (though their inclusion is not a sure thing, the report said).
On September 27, Warner Bros. filed a trademark application for a new game called "Multiversus." Whether or not the rumor and Multiversus are connected is unknown.
During an episode of the show GrubbSnax for GameSpot sister company Giant Bomb, Grubb shared more details on the rumored game, as relayed by Nibel on Twitter. The game might be free-to-play, and "it looks cheap," according to a source. Future characters could be sold as DLC, and LeBron James himself might be the first DLC character, according to the report.
Grubb just dropped some new details on Warner Bros' upcoming platform fighter, Multiversus— Nibel (@Nibellion) October 27, 2021
- source: "it looks cheap"
- could be a free-to-play title
- future characters will be sold as DLC
- first DLC fighter could be Warner Bros' very own LeBron Jameshttps://t.co/cP1xwkuavR pic.twitter.com/QsHMegOSq3
WB has yet to make an official announcement, so all of this should be taken with a grain of salt for now. While reports have suggested NetherRealm is not working on this rumored game, Grubb said the studio is currently developing Mortal Kombat 12. Fans have been waiting for NetherRealm to make Injustice 3 as well, but whether or not that ever happens remains to be seen.
GameSpot has contacted Warner Bros. in an attempt to learn more. Keep checking back for the latest.
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