The stunning success of Super Smash Bros. on Switch has spawned a wave of similar platform fighters, such as Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl and Ubisoft’s Brawlhalla. The latest to join the battle is MultiVersus, which taps Warner Bros‘ treasure trove of IP’s, featuring everyone from Shaggy & Scoobie to Batman & Superman to Tom & Jerry.
MultiVersus will be free-to-play and implement a team-based format, with more of an emphasis on co-op than other platform fighters. How will it fare against its competitors? We won’t know that until we get our hands on it, but Warner Bros. games opened pre-registration to anyone who wants to participate in an upcoming playtest. The game releases in 2022 on PlayStation, Xbox, PC, but interestingly, not Switch… we’ll see how that works out for them. Here’s the game’s press release with more details on the gameplay.
MultiVersus will showcase a variety of beloved heroes and personalities to team up with or compete against in epic battles, including 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; and many more to come.
Featuring matches with a strong emphasis on online cooperative gameplay, every fighter will be outfitted with a deep set of combat mechanics that distinguish the game’s fresh take on 2 vs. 2 gameplay. This allows combatants to boast customizable movesets that combine dynamically with other characters as they battle for supremacy. From Wonder Woman and her Lasso of Truth attack being unexpectedly paired with Shaggy and his sandwich projectile, to Arya Stark’s face-swapping ability being used to complement Superman’s laser vision, the impossible can become possible through surprising team combinations and matchups. The game’s fun filled multiplayer bouts can be set against the backdrop of various reimagined environments from awe-inspiring worlds, such as Batman’s Batcave, Jake and Finn’s Tree Fort and many others. MultiVersus will also include intense 1 vs. 1 clashes and a 4-player free-for-all mode where only one fighter can come out on top.
You can check out the trailer for MultiVersus below.