Warner Bros. Games Formally Announces ‘MultiVersus’
by Gary Catig
If you enjoy shared universe brawlers that incorporate a variety of IP, Warner Bros. Games might have the next title for you. They formally announced MultiVersus, which was rumored, an all-new free-to-play, platform fighter videogame that focuses on a team-based 2 vs. 2 format combined with an ever-expanding cast of iconic characters and legendary universes.
MultiVersus, developed by Player First Games, is scheduled to be released worldwide in 2022 for PlayStation®5 (PS5™) and PlayStation®4 consoles, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One consoles and PC with full cross-play support, dedicated server-based rollback netcode and content-filled seasons. You can pre-register now for upcoming playtests at MultiVersus.com.
MultiVersus showcases a variety of beloved characters from Warner Media to team up with or battle against. They include Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Harley Quinn (DC Super Heroes & DC Super-Villains); Shaggy (Scooby-Doo); Bugs Bunny (Looney Tunes); Arya Stark (Game of Thrones); Tom and Jerry (Tom and Jerry); Jake the Dog and Finn the Human (Adventure Time); Steven Universe and Garnet (Steven Universe); an extraordinary original creature named Reindog; with more to be revealed.
There is a strong emphasis on online cooperative gameplay and each fighter possess a deep set of combat mechanics that distinguish the game’s novel take on 2 vs. 2 gameplay. This permits combatants to have customizable move sets that combine dynamically with other characters as they battle to be the best.
You can pair Wonder Woman and her Lasso of Truth attack with Shaggy and his sandwich projectile, or utilize Arya Stark’s face-swapping ability in conjunction with Superman’s laser vision. Imagine the different possibilities of team attacks and matchups. Add in the vast array of iconic locations and MultiVersus can be any fan’s dream. Visit Batman’s Batcave, Jake and Finn’s Tree Fort and many others. There will be other gameplay options as well such as 1 vs. 1 clashes and a 4-player free-for-all mode.
Additionally, MultiVersus brings even more authenticity to their combatants with an all-star cast of voice talent. Included are Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series, Batman: Arkham series) as Batman, George Newbern (Justice League vs. the Fatal Five, Injustice 2) as Superman, Abby Trott (Carmen Sandiego) as Wonder Woman, Tara Strong (Batman Ninja, Batman: Arkham series) as Harley Quinn, Matthew Lillard (Scooby-Doo) as Shaggy, Eric Bauza (Looney Tunes Cartoons) as Bugs Bunny and Tom and Jerry, Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) as Arya Stark, John DiMaggio (Adventure Time) as Jake the Dog, Jeremy Shada (Adventure Time) as Finn the Human, Daniel DiVenere (Spirit Riding Free) as Steven Universe, Estelle (Steven Universe) as Garnet and Andrew Frankel (Jellystone) as Reindog.
There’s a lot to be excited for in MultiVersus. Let’s hope it’s more than Super Smash Bros. with different characters.