The previously leaked platform fighter project in development at Warner Bros’ games division has finally been revealed officially. MultiVersus is a platform fighter boasting a roster of various comic book, film and TV show characters including Arya Stark, Batman, Finn & Jake and more. Beyond the character selection the game is pitched to have an emphasis on 2-versus-2 team gameplay and high quality online play features. Read on for the trailer and where to learn more.
A first look at MultiVersus
The trailer for MultiVersus opens with game director Tony Huynh (Player First Games) describing it as a “competitive platform fighter” that “removes the pain points”. The first gameplay footage we see reveals the pre-game character display screen with 2 pairs of players going head to head. This is MultiVersus’ core conceit: The “doubles” format is the preferred mode of gameplay over singles, though you can play it that way too if you like he explains. Going back to addressing pain points, MultiVersus’ developer says it strives for “best in class online” and will be a free-to-play, cross-play and cross-progression enabled game.
Confirmed gameplay modes
The trailer skips over the details of alternative game modes but we can confirm 3 game modes at launch: 1v1 (singles), 2v2 (doubles) and 4-player free for all. 2v2 is intended to be the focus here but they are also teasing at adding more modes over time.
Who’s on the roster?
The initial reveal confirms the following characters for MultiVersus’ roster:
- Arya Stark
- Harley Quinn
- Steven Universe
- Tom & Jerry (as a pair)
- Wonder Woman
Previous leaks showed 2 more characters aside from the above, and the trailer shows two question marks on the character selection screen. Evidently WB Games is not ready to show the entire roster yet. The roster will expand after release through seasons though it’s unknown if characters will be locked behind currency grind or traditional season passes & individual purchases.
The little green character appearing on the select screen is an original character named Reindog who is appearing for the first time in MultiVersus. The fuzzy guy’s backstory seems to help explain the game’s crossover setting:
Fluffy Guardian of Zanifeer’s royal family and 6th wearer of the gem of power!
The world of Zanifeer was one of the first to fall victim to the Nothing during the great dimensional cataclysm. As far as most people knew, there were no survivors… except one. Reindog is a Royal Guardian – A long-lived protector of the Zanifeer royal family assigned to keep them safe. Although he looks fluffy and sweet, the heart of a warrior beats in his chest and he will do whatever it takes to protect those he loves. With the amazing powers from his gem he hopes that he can even find a way to bring back his beloved family.
The game’s roster page also categorizes Reindog as a “Support” character, where others are Tank, Bruiser, Assassin and Mage.
Netcode & cross play
Player First Games has released an extensive FAQ to go along with the reveal of the game detailing features. Here are notable answers about online play: