WB’s MultiVersus officially announced, featuring Batman, Bugs Bunny, and more

Warner Bros has officially announced, MultiVersus, a Super Smash-Bros-like fighter that pits characters like Batman, Shaggy, Harley Quinn, Arya Stark, Wonder Woman, and Steven Universe against one another in an all-out brawl. Developed by Player First Games, WB’s MultiVersus will release in 2022 and be free-to-play on consoles and PC.

Much like Super Smash Bros, WB’s Multiversus features 1v1, 2v2, and 4-player free-for-all matches, set in familiar locations based on properties like Looney Tunes, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You, Adventure Time, and more. The game also features an all-star roster of beloved characters, each with signature moves to help unleash some truly outrageous animated antics during battle.

WB's Multiversus, MultiVersus, video game

Though the roster for WB’s MultiVersus is far from complete, the studio did provide a list of characters that will be available near or at launch:

  • 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

Because WB’s MultiVersus is free-to-play, the game will be supported by in-game purchases. Items on offer will rotate on a seasonal schedule, with cosmetics being the primary draw. Do you want to make Superman look like Bizarro? How about dressing Shaggy up like Bruce Lee? You’ll be able to do all that and more when new outfits and items become available.

WB’s MultiVersus will support crossplay and cross-progression across all platforms that support the game: Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, and PC via Steam. Player First Games is also going to great efforts to ensure that gameplay is as smooth as possible by hosting a dedicated server-based rollback netcode “for the life of the game.” Theoretically, this will keep your jumps jumpy and your punches punchy, with reduced lag and smooth framerates.

Are you ready to jump into WB’s MultiVersus when it hits consoles and PC in 2022? Let us know in the comments section below.


Source: Twitter, IGN

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a JoBlo.com editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.