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Warner Bros. Games announces free-to-play platform fighter MultiVersus for PS5, Xbox Series, PS4, Xbox One, and PC

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Publisher Warner Bros. Games and developer Play First Games have announced MultiVersus, a free-to-play, two-versus-two, platform fighter combining “an ever-expanding cast of iconic characters and legendary universes.” It will launch for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2022 with full cross-play support, dedicated server-based rollback netcode, and “content-filled seasons.” Pre-registration is available now at the official website.

Here is an overview of the game, via Warner Bros. Games:

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 two-versus-two 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 one-versus-one clashes and a four-player free-for-all mode where only one fighter can come out on top.

Additionally, MultiVersus will feature an all-star cast of talent lending their voices to the game, including Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series, Batman: Arkham series) as Batman, George Newbern (Justice League vs. the Fatal Five, Injustice 2) as Superman, Abby Trott (Carmen Sandiego) as Wonder Woman, Tara Strong (Batman Ninja, Batman: Arkham series) as Harley Quinn, Matthew Lillard (Scooby-Doo) as Shaggy, Eric Bauza (Looney Tunes cartoons) as Bugs Bunny and Tom and Jerry, Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) as Arya Stark, John DiMaggio (Adventure Time) as Jake the Dog, Jeremy Shada (Adventure Time) as Finn the Human, Daniel DiVenere (Spirit Riding Free) as Steven Universe, Estelle (Steven Universe) as Garnet and Andrew Frankel (Jellystone) as Reindog.

 

 

With MultiVersus we are creating a distinct competitive game that allows us to combine a deep roster of celebrated Warner Media franchises for gamers to enjoy,” said Warner Bros. Games president David Haddad 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.”

Player First Games co-founder and game director Tony Huynh added, “MultiVersus is a dream project for our team at Player First Games, and we’re excited to officially reveal the game. 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.”

 

 

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Glad it's not NRS developing the game. Hoping MK12/Injustice 3 gets announced at the TGA's next month. 

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I'm actually really interested in giving this a go but I can't see the game lasting very long personally but hopefully I'm wrong.

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Warner Multiverse you say?

Forget the announced characters - Just think of the DLC library!

 

Nancy Drew vs. Neo!

Free Willy vs Anabelle!

Wilma Fintstone and Betty Rubble vs. Riggs and Murtaugh!

Batman vs. the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants!

 

 

the possibilities are endless!

 

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The supershag is going to be the main for a lot of people and the people will knee before the mighty shagg

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There is absolutely nothing about this that sounds appealing.

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You can't go wrong with Ultra Instinct Shaggy. It's free, might as well try it when it's released.

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Bugs Bunny in a fighting game, hah. Not my type of a game, but I miss this character:).

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Anything that is “Free to Play” I stay far away from. 
 

So this, like all the other games that fall under this category, I will never touch.

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On 11/18/2021 at 8:49 PM, communistwookiee said:

Free to play and "an ever expanding cast". Smells like some reallly bad monetization is coming.

I don't doubt it. Since this isn't a $60 game, chances are they feel a sense of carte blanche to go wild. Imagine any characters in said "expanding cast" locked behind paywalls, a pay-to-win gem system like Street Fighter X Tekken, and some stages requiring an additional purchase. What if the free play were limited to 5 matches daily, with a purchase of "credits" required for additional play within the 24 hour period? Some mobile games have a similar thing already.

 

A Jerry vs Superman match-up does sound interesting. 😄 But then again, this is F2P, so I'm out.

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On 2021-11-18 at 10:17 AM, FreshFromThaDeli said:

Glad it's not NRS developing the game. Hoping MK12/Injustice 3 gets announced at the TGA's next month. 

Same. Although I'm assuming it's for a different reason than mine. I fucking hate NRS

 

On 2021-11-18 at 11:20 AM, diskdocx said:

There is absolutely nothing about this that sounds appealing.

How?

On 2021-11-18 at 6:49 PM, communistwookiee said:

Free to play and "an ever expanding cast". Smells like some reallly bad monetization is coming.

They can just tie alternative cosmetics to an Item Shop and make a boatload, while not needing to lock stages, characters behind a paywall or adding pay-to-win mechanics

44 minutes ago, RadiantFlamberge said:

I don't doubt it. Since this isn't a $60 game, chances are they feel a sense of carte blanche to go wild. Imagine any characters in said "expanding cast" locked behind paywalls, a pay-to-win gem system like Street Fighter X Tekken, and some stages requiring an additional purchase. What if the free play were limited to 5 matches daily, with a purchase of "credits" required for additional play within the 24 hour period? Some mobile games have a similar thing already.

 

A Jerry vs Superman match-up does sound interesting. 1f604.png But then again, this is F2P, so I'm out.

I'm optimistic. If the game turns out to be trash who cares? It's free to play and therefore the most you would've lost out of would-be downloading the game.

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56 minutes ago, OmegaRejectz said:

They can just tie alternative cosmetics to an Item Shop and make a boatload, while not needing to lock stages, characters behind a paywall or adding pay-to-win mechanics

They can, but will they? They can charge $30 for Rick Sanchez and people will gladly pay it.

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Will probably do a monetary system similar to Brawlhalla.

-Free stages

-Free character rotation

-Paid cosmetics

-Ability to earn some things with in-game currency but takes a much longer time than just swiping your CC and spending $5

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On 2021-11-20 at 0:55 AM, communistwookiee said:

They can, but will they? They can charge $30 for Rick Sanchez and people will gladly pay it.

Guess only time will tell.

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On 11/27/2021 at 7:04 PM, Eraezr said:

Any idea if this will require PS+?

F2P, so probably not.

I know some exceptions apply so that's why I said probably. It's safe to assume though.

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