MultiVersus Prepares for Launch on May 28, All Leaked Characters We Know

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It’s been months since the crossover fighting game MultiVersus last graced our screens during its beta phase.

But in a recent video on X, Director, and Co-Founder of Player First Games, Tony Huynh announced the full launch of the game with new modes, characters, and mechanics on May 28th.

What is MultiVersus?

MultiVersus is a free-to-play crossover fighting game developed by Player First Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

Genre: 2D fighter, platform fighter

Roster: Features a wide array of characters from Warner Bros. franchises like DC Comics, Looney Tunes, Steven Universe, Game of Thrones, and more.

  • Marvin the Martian
  • Gizmo
  • Black Adam
  • Superman
  • Batman
  • Wonder Woman
  • Harley Quinn
  • Stripe
  • Rick
  • Morty
  • Lebron
  • The Iron Giant
  • Taz
  • Yelma
  • Arya Stark
  • Bugs Bunny
  • Finn The Human
  • Garnet
  • Jake the Dog
  • Reindog
  • Shaggy
  • Steven Universe
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Agent Smith from the Metrix
  • Jason Voorhees
  • And more to come……….

Gameplay: Players control one of the fighters and battle opponents across various stages, using a moveset of attacks and combos to deplete opponents’ health bars or knock them off the stage to score a point.

Multiplayer: Supports 1-vs-1 and 2-vs-2 matches both locally and online. Local matches allow up to 4 players splitscreen.

What New Content and Upgrade Announced?

In 3 minutes announcement video, Dev introduced some key upgrades that are coming in the new Multiversus:

New PvE Mode:

  • A brand-new Player vs. Environment (PvE) mode is being introduced.
  • This mode will offer a new way to play the game, different from the previous Player vs. Player (PvP) modes like 1v1 and 2v2.
  • Unique rewards will be available in this PvE mode.

Engine Upgrade:

  • The game has been transitioned from Unreal Engine 4 to Unreal Engine 5.
  • This upgrade aims to improve the graphics and visuals of in-game characters.

Improved Netcode:

  • The game has been completely rebuilt to support a new netcode.
  • This new netcode promises consistent, world-class online play across all platforms.
  • Players can expect pinpoint accuracy for actions like kicks, dodges, and projectile attacks, with consistent game performance regardless of the platform.

New Characters and Levels:

  • The game will feature new playable characters, though specific details are not provided.
  • One of the revealed new characters is Marvin the Martian from the Looney Tunes franchise.
  • New levels or backdrops for the game are also teased, but no further information is given.

What More Can We Expect?

The beta featured an impressive roster of characters from franchises like DC Comics, Steven Universe, Game of Thrones, and more.

But Warner Bros’ massive IP catalog means the wishlist for future fighters is essentially endless.

Top requests from fans include adding characters from Mortal Kombat, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Metrix, Lara Croft, and other iconic Warner properties.

The developers have teased some new arenas, cosmetics, new attacks and mechanics, and balancing for the platform fighter gameplay.

MultiVersus Finally Coming

Back in February, signs started pointing to MultiVersus gearing up for its full free-to-play release on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC.

A McDonald’s promotion leak showed MultiVersus-themed toys/cards being prepared, while the game’s SteamDB page showed consistent update activity.

Player First had previously confirmed an early 2024 window for MultiVersus’ return from its extended beta hiatus.

But developers finally confirm that MultiVersus will be available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Series X/S, and Steam on May 28th.

Will MultiVersus Live Up to the Hype?

When it does fully release as a free-to-play live service game, MultiVersus will be going head-to-head with the recently launched Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 in the platform fighter space.

The two games have some similarities with their crossover character rosters pulled from beloved franchises.

But MultiVersus showcased a fast and frantic yet highly enjoyable combat system during its beta.

If it can maintain that high-quality gameplay (it will as with the power of UE5) while delivering a steady stream of new content, there’s no reason why MultiVersus can’t become one of the biggest platform fighters out there.

Heck, it might even give the Super Smash Bros series a run for its money!

We’re dying for some new fighter reveals and can’t wait to see what you’ve been cooking up.


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