A Warner Bros. ‘Super Smash Bros.’ Clone Named ‘Multiversus’ Is Reportedly In Production

Now that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has announced its final DLC character that should be the end of the “Which character should be in Smash?” cycle for at least a little while. It will obviously pick up again whenever rumors of a new game begin, but until then we’ll need to find different platform fighters to argue about. One game that many have already begun debating about is Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, but we may soon have another roster of characters to debate.

What started as a rumor on Reddit, but has been reported as real by GamesBeat’s Jeff Grubb, is a Warner Bros. Super Smash Bros. clone called Multiversus. The concept is just as it sounds: a crossover platform fighting game featuring WB licenses such as Shaggy from Scooby-Doo, Batman from DC Comics, and Tom and Jerry from, well, Tom and Jerry.

“…it also includes an unannounced Warner Bros. take on the genre with the working title Multiversus.

Like Smash Bros., Multiversus is a platform fighter. It features characters like Shaggy from Scooby-Doo, Gandalf from Lord of the Rings, Tom & Jerry, Batman, and more. I’ve confirmed that this game is real and these details are accurate as of today. But while some reports claim that Mortal Kombat developer NetherRealm Studios is working on the game, that is not the case.”

The report goes on to say that they’re going to try and use this game to get in on the media cycle that Nintendo would create for Super Smash Bros. by unveiling must-see DLC characters. One name that could possibly be among those DLC fighters? LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Regardless of the upfront business model, though, you should expect WB to lean into releasing DLC fighters. I’ve heard rumblings that WB is considering bringing in characters from its Space Jam films, including a certain active NBA star.

As weird as this entire thing sounds, WB having its own licensed fighting game really isn’t that much weirder than Nickelodeon or Super Smash Bros. They’ve technically already done the multiverse crossover thing with the most recent Space Jam movie. That said, there would be obvious difficulties if WB started trying to get the licenses of real-life people instead of fictional characters or cartoons. WB has a pretty vast library of fictional characters so it wouldn’t need to rely on a LeBron James to hook players in, but getting a huge name like that would definitely be a big pull for them.

Even without a big name, WB can still pull from licenses such as Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, and DC Comics. That alone could get them Jake and Finn from Adventure Time, the crew from Aqua Teen Hungerforce, and any members of the Justice League. Obviously, all of this is still in the rumors phase right now, but hopefully, we learn more and get something official in the near future.

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A Beloved (And Painful) ‘Mario Party’ Game Will Hit The Nintendo Switch With A New Warning

Nintendo expanding its virtual library of games to include select Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis titles is certainly good news for those who may have parted ways with their old consoles over the last few years. The added package, which launched on Monday, will bring titles like Super Mario 64, Star Fox 64 and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time to millions of people carrying Nintendo Switch consoles in their backpacks.

Updating those old games to play on new hardware was certainly an obstacle, but one minigame from an old title will apparently return to a new game with a very familiar warning thanks to decades of pain and suffering. As Kotaku detailed, the “Tug o’ War” minigame from Mario Party will return to the forthcoming Mario Party Superstars, this time with a warning that attempts to diffuse any issues you may have by mashing your palm into the controller’s joystick in order to win the game.

As you can see from the video above of the original Mario Party 64, the concept of the minigame is simple: time the rotation right (and quickly) to win the tug of war and send your opponent into the Piranha Plants below. The 3 v 1 game gives the single player Bowser-like powers, but working quickly on either side can be enough for the win. But many resorted to not using a single thumb, but their entire palm in order to get maximum rotation. Which, on the old Nintendo 64 controller, often hurt like hell.

Kotaku has the full story on all the painful results of the palming method, which included an eventual official safety warning and complaints from a lot of parents and kids. But according to leaks from the new title, there’s now a warning that comes with Tug O’ War that warns players not to, you know, smash your palm into your JoyCons.

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There’s also a bit of extra incentive to not play rough with this one: the temperamental nature of JoyCons in general make this one rife for creating drift in your favorite controller. So it’s best to go easy here: no minigame victory is worth having to repair that over and over again yourself.

[via Kotaku]

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Grammy Nominee Kah-Lo Shares Her Favorite Minority-Owned Businesses In NYC

It hasn’t been easy but almost two full years into it, we’ve all learned how to find some semblance of “normal” amidst a global pandemic. But even with concerts, restaurants, travel, and movie theaters returning, many businesses have yet to bounce back. And smaller, immigrant/ minority-owned businesses have the toughest road to recovery.

So when we reached out to Grammy-nominated vocalist and musician Kah-Lo for a new travel guide, the Nigerian born, Brooklyn based artist hit us back with a guide that highlights some of her favorite minority and immigrant-owned businesses in New York City — in an effort to give some shine and help them build back stronger than ever.

Perhaps best known for her stunning collaborations with the likes of Riton, Idris Elba, Selena Gomez, and of course Diplo (“Give Dem” is still a banger), this summer brought the release of Kah-Lo’s debut EP The Arrival — and what an arrival it was. Across five tracks, Kah-Lo flexes her unique voice over club-ready bangers that fuse chest-rumbling house, disco, afrobeat, and sing-along vocal hooks, solidifying Kah-Lo as a musical force to be reckoned with.

So queue up The Arrival and dive into Kah-Lo’s favorite minority-owned businessess in New York City, from her go-to smoothie spot to med spas to beloved eateries.

BKLYN Blend

This spot is known for its incredibly healthy and delicious sandwiches and shakes. All their food is named after iconic Brooklyn-isms and landmarks such as RED HOOK TOSS SALAD or Transfer at Atlantic Juice.

My fave combo is the NAVY YARD TUNA STEAK SANDWICH and BK NETS shake.

Body by Brooklyn

A full day spa, bathhouse, and wet lounge in one, this spot is the ultimate relaxation experience. The massages are an oasis away from the chaos that is NYC if you ever need to decompress. A big plus is having access to the wet lounge and sauna after a massage, to detoxify yourself afterward.

Vanessa Marc Spa

A black-owned full-service med spa in midtown, they get black skin. When my skin throws a tantrum or I just want a little one up in my maintenance routine, this is my go-to. I usually opt for the Oxygen Hydra Facial or the Justine Skye Glow named after another loyal client, Justine Skye.

They also offer laser hair removal that is best for thicker hair and darker skin tones.

Divine Flavored Catering

I usually don’t like to order Nigerian food because I believe my mom cooks better, and I learned from her. However, this place beats anything I’ve ever tasted in the US hands down. The best Nigerian food in NYC in my opinion! They have an extensive menu of all types of Nigerian food, from Jollof rice to Efo Elegusi, and snacks like meat pie.

They also offer portions large enough to cater.

Ode To Babel

Nestled in the heart of Prospect Heights is this little bar with an outdoor patio. When night rolls around, and the music really starts bumping, I’m immediately transported back home. The crowd is always so incredible, you’ll find yourself a dancing buddy in no time if you know enough of the words to the songs the DJ is spinning.

I’d tell you about the drinks, but I can’t remember.

Brooklyn Suya

Suya is street food originally from the northern part of Nigeria. It’s very hard to get it right outside of Nigeria, and I usually don’t even bother to try. However, after lamenting on Twitter one day, this place came highly recommended, and it did not disappoint. Although served with a diaspora flair i.e. over a bowl with kale, avocado, and eggplant as options, they do not compromise on taste.

Also, when they say spicy, they mean spicy – just as suya should be!

Buy Better Foods

A cute little store in Bedstuy that has everything you need to eat and live healthily. They make and stock their own oils, and sell those hard-to-find superfoods you read about in recipes. If you ever need a gut cleanse or just simply need to maintain your daily routine, this is the place to go

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