WB Games has finally announced its free-to-play 2D arena platform fighter, MultiVersus which has been heavily rumoured and is inspired by the Super Smash Bros. series.
MultiVersus will feature characters crossing over into the game from universes like DC, Scooby Doo, Looney Tunes and more. The game is being developed by Los Angeles-based studio, Player First Games and is set to introduce a team-based two vs. two mode. Fighting game enthusiasts should note that MultiVersus will feature full crossplay support, dedicated server-based rollback netcode and content-filled seasons.
“With MultiVersus we are creating a distinct competitive game that allows us to combine a deep roster of celebrated WarnerMedia franchises for gamers to enjoy,” Warner Bros. Games president, David Haddad said in a press release.
“We are partnering with the talented team at Player First Games to bring together a free-to-play, online platform fighter with a wealth of iconic characters that fans know and love, from Wonder Woman and Bugs Bunny to Shaggy and Arya from Game of Thrones. And this is just the beginning, as we are excited to support upcoming seasons and ongoing game content.”
WB Games says the game will have a strong emphasis on online cooperative gameplay with every fighter coming with every fighter will be outfitted with a deep set of combat mechanics and a customizable move set that distinguishes the game’s fresh take on 2 vs. 2 gameplay.
“MultiVersus is a dream project for our team at Player First Games, and we’re excited to officially reveal the game,” Player First Games Co-Founder & Game Directer, Tony Huynh said in a press release.
“We’ve built MultiVersus from the ground up to be a cooperative, social game that embraces teamwork and strategy. We’re also focused on providing first-class online gameplay through dedicated server-based rollback netcode so that friends and rivals can enjoy a seamless competitive experience as they duke it out with our diverse roster of characters.”
MultiVersus will feature a roster of characters with an all-star cast lending their voices to the game as listed below.
- Batman (voiced by Kevin Conroy)
- Superman (voiced by George Newbern)
- Wonder Woman (voiced by Abby Trott)
- Harley Quinn (voiced by Tara Strong)
- Shaggy (voiced by Matthew Lillard)
- Bugs Bunny (voiced by Eric Bauza)
- Tom and Jerry (also voiced by Eric Bauza)
- Arya Stark (voiced by Maisie Williams)
- Jake the Dog (voiced by John DiMaggio)
- Finn the Human (voiced by Jeremy Shada)
- Steven Universe (voiced by Daniel DiVenere)
- Garnet (voiced by Estelle)
- Reindog (voiced by Andrew Frankel)
MultiVersus is set to launch sometime in 2022 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. Pre-registration for upcoming playtests is available now at MultiVersus.com.