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Warner Bros has officially announced Multiversus, its Smash Bros style fighting game.
Reports and leaks surrounding the game have been spreading for the past few weeks, and the game is now finally official.
The game will be a free-to-play fighter and will mainly focus on 2 vs 2 gameplay.
You can see the first footage of the game in action in this trailer:
Multiversus - first look reveal
The list of characters confirmed for the game so far is as follows:
Multiversus confirmed characters
- Batman (DC Comics)
- Superman (DC Comics)
- Wonder Woman (DC Comics)
- Harley Quinn (DC Comics)
- Shaggy (Scooby-Doo)
- Bugs Bunny (Looney Tunes)
- Arya Stark (Game of Thrones)
- Tom and Jerry (Tom and Jerry)
- Jake the Dog (Adventure Time)
- Finn the Human (Adventure Time)
- Steven Universe (Steven Universe)
- Garnet (Steven Universe)
- Reindog (an original character)
As in Smash Bros, each character in Multiversus will have their own special techniques unique to them.
For example, Wonder Women will have her Lasso of Truth attack, while Shaggy can throw sandwiches at enemies. Arya Stark will have a face-swapping ability, while Superman has his patented laser vision.
While the game’s focus is mainly on 2 vs 2 fighting, the game will also include 1 vs 1 fights and a 4-player free-for-all mode, two options that will better suit Smash Bros players.
The character roster doesn’t stop at likenesses – Warner Bros has confirmed that the game will have an extensive voiceover cast, including Kevin Conroy, Tara Strong, Matthew Lillard, Maisie Williams, John DiMaggio and Estelle.
Previous leaks including design documents for the game suggest that some of the characters still to be added may include Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings, and Rick from Rick and Morty.
Speaking in a Giant Bomb video last month, journalist Jeff Grubb claimed to have heard that Multiversus could be a free-to-play title with future characters sold as DLC, including LeBron James.
Warner has previously mixed its IPs on several occasions. Video game Lego Dimensions combined numerous characters from its franchises including The Lego Movie, Batman, The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Scooby-Doo, Gremlins, The Goonies and Beetlejuice.
The film Space Jam: A New Legacy also centred around the idea of the Serververse, a world set inside Warner Bros. Studios’ servers containing all its universes and characters.
Over the course of the movie, worlds from numerous other Warner properties are visited including Austin Powers, The Matrix, Casablanca, Mad Max and the DC Universe.