Warner Bros has officially announced MultiVersus, a Super Smash Bros-like fighter developed by Player First Games that brings together characters from shows like Scooby Doo, Adventure Time, Loony Tunes, and even Game of Thrones. It should appear for consoles and PC in 2022 and be playable for free.
MultiVersus supports 1v1, 2v2, and 4-player free-for-all matches that are centered on stages centered around the characters available in the game, including Bath Cave and Jake and Finn’s Treefort. An incomplete roster has already been revealed, more to be announced, and each one is voiced of their original acting talent. The characters so far include:
- Batman voiced by Kevin Conroy
- Superman, voiced by George Newbern
- Wonder Woman voiced by Abby Trott
- Harley Quinn, voiced by Tara Strong
- Shaggy (Scooby-Doo) voiced by Matthew Lillard
- Bugs Bunny (Looney Tunes), voiced by Eric Bauza
- Arya Stark (Game of Thrones), voiced by Maisie Williams
- Jake the Dog (Adventure Time), voiced by John DiMaggio
- Finn the Human (Adventure Time), voiced by Jeremy Shada
- Steven Universe, voiced by Daniel DiVenere
- Garnet (Steven Universe), voiced by Estelle
- Tom and Jerry, voiced by Eric Bauza
- Reindog (an original character for MultiVersus), voiced by Andrew Frankel
Each character has a unique skill set designed to dynamically pair with other characters. The adaptation takes place via perk loadouts, which allow a certain variety of games. Of course, there are also skins for each character to enable visual expression and emotes.
MultiVersus – First trailer screenshots
As a free game, MultiVersus is supported by in-game purchases. Warner Bros. Games has yet to reveal what these purchases will be, but with a seasonal format that will be “content-wise,” it seems reasonable to expect at least cosmetics. The trailer also features what appears to be a battle pass system, which can be seen in the menus on the character detail page.
MultiVersus will support Cross Play and Cross Progression on all supported platforms: Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and PC via Steam. Dedicated server-based rollback netcode will support online gameplay “for the life of the game” to reduce delays and disconnections. Guilds and social functions allow you to challenge other groups and climb the leaderboards.
Player First Games will be running game tests that you can sign up to take part in MultiVersus website.
MultiVersus follows Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, another Super Smash Bros-style fighter who gathers characters from numerous universes and shows. The content of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has now ended after the release of Sora by Kingdom Hearts, and so it is now a battle for victory for the title of best character fighter currently supported.
Matt Purslow is the UK news and entertainment writer for IGN.