There have been many horrible concepts in gaming’s historical past, but it surely appears like Warner Brothers goes for gold. In keeping with current rumors, it is growing its personal Smash Bros-style preventing sport starring Gandalf, Fred Flinstone, Batman, and Extremely-Intuition Shaggy.
Rumors surrounding the crossover sport picked up a couple of days in the past when a Reddit user claimed that NetherRealm is engaged on a platform fighter known as Multiversus (which WB has filed a trademark for). The sport was apparently impressed by the Ultra Instinct Shaggy memes that turned fashionable in 2019.
Whereas this appears far-fetched it’s not totally out of character for NetherRealm. The crew has beforehand created a DC preventing sport with the Injustice collection (with Injustice 2 additionally internet hosting the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as DLC characters). Extra just lately Mortal Kombat 11 has turn into a house for its normal champions in addition to the likes of The Joker, Robocop, Rambo, and Spawn.
Including additional gasoline to the hearth is the intro to the animated collection Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle Of The Realms which referenced Extremely-Intuition Shaggy – indicating that the corporate is certainly conscious of the memes and is determined to capitalize on them even years after they’re related.
Nevertheless not all of the proof factors on this path, no less than not for NetherRealm’s involvement. The studio is thought for a extra conventional model of preventing sport for starters for one, and VentureBeat author Jeff Grubb has commented on Twitter that NetherRealm isn’t behind the venture – however the sport is actual.
Regardless of who’s making Multiversus although, if the sport is actual it’s a fully abysmal thought, a catastrophe ready to occur, and we will’t wait to play it.
Opinion: It’s horrible… I like it!
There are only a few universes on the market the place Multiversus isn’t a dumpster fireplace of a sport.
Extremely-Intuition Shaggy – the rumored inspiration for this sport – is a virtually three-year-old meme at this level; the social consciousness has moved on but we all know WB will strive with all its would possibly to pull us again (unsuccessfully) into the meme’s clutches.
Including insult to harm is that this mashup of characters shall be a sight to behold. Watching Gandalf and Shaggy work together could be unusual sufficient as it’s, however given WB’s horrible observe file of tying its franchises into one universe – as seen within the much-bemoaned Space Jam 2 from earlier this 12 months – we’re sure it will likely be an absolute mess.
If NetherRealm is not growing Multiversus both, then we all know the preventing controls simply will not evaluate to the competitors.
But as we face the fires of oblivion we will’t assist however await an announcement; not as deer caught within the headlamps however as a diver purposefully leaping from the tip of the board.
As a result of even probably the most terrible video games can present pleasure. For many people, it may be a distraction from the 12 months we’ve had, one thing to chortle at and mock because the shameless cash-grab Multiversus virtually definitely is. It’s going to be the sport we convey out at events when the environment has died down, a number of drinks have been consumed and everybody’s in search of some straightforward leisure.
However for others, the love shall be extra real as they revel on this responsible pleasure.
Fan reactions to video games like Smash Ultimate and Fortnite have proven that gamers like it when their favourite characters and collection collide in sudden methods. Even when the sport itself is horrible there shall be many followers who will simply be excited to lastly reply if Batman can certainly defeat Gandalf, and watch Fred Flintstone tackle Mad Max.
If Multiversus is what we consider it to be, it’s going to be a delightfully weird sport that’s certain to make us chortle – almost certainly at it relatively than with it. However who is aware of? Perhaps Warner Bros. can have the final chortle when this factor is featured at Evo 2024.