Multiversus has been officially confirmed by Warner Bros. 

After several weeks of speculations and leaks, as well as copyright claims, Warner Bros. finally announces Multiverse.

How would you like to have a chance to play as a Kevin Conroy-voiced Batman and fight against a Matthew Lillard-voiced Shaggy? While this is probably the most unlikely game to ever be announced out there, Warner Bros. has officially done the unthinkable and created a platform fighter that sees the aforementioned characters in the same roster alongside several others.

Multiversus Officially Confirmed
Yes, your eyes do not deceive you. That's Shaggy giving Superman and Steven Universe an uppercut.

According to Warner Bros., Multiversus is real and will be a free-to-play title for the PC, PlayStation, and Xbox consoles, arriving within a 2022 release window.

Player First Games poke fun at Smash Bros. in Multiversus announcement

Multiversus Officially Confirmed
Are you ready to find out if Batman can take out Shaggy?

Earlier today, Warner Bros. started teasing a Multiversus announcement less than a month after news of the Smash Bros-like platform fighter came to light. However, unlike previous rumors, the game isn't being developed by NetherRealm Studios. Instead, Player First Games are responsible for overseeing the ambitious fighter project. The studio is relatively new and it will be interesting to see if it can handle the audience's expectations for Multiversus.

Having said that, Player First Games is at least up for some good ol' ribbing. In the official Multiversus announcement, the studio promised that Multiversus will feature "best-in-class" net code and dedicated servers. This is an obvious jab at Smash Bros. Nintendo's popular crossover fighting game, which is infamous for its spotty online gameplay.

Here is a complete list of the characters confirmed for Multiversus at launch:

  • Batman
  • Superman
  • Wonder Woman
  • Harley Quinn
  • Shaggy
  • Bugs Bunny
  • Arya Stark
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Jake the Dog
  • Finn the Human
  • Steven Universe
  • Garnet
  • Reindog

According to the game's developers, more characters are going to join Multiversus' roster in the future. This means that we might also see the other characters that were leaked earlier such as Gandalf the White from Lord of the Rings and NBA superstar Lebron James, among others. Meanwhile, as for the actual gameplay, Multiversus will focus on 2v2 fighting. However, the game will also have 1v1 fights and a 4-player free-for-all mode.

Just as we mentioned earlier, Multiversus doesn't have a proper release date yet. Instead, all Warner Bros. confirmed is that the free-to-play title will release in 2022. But, if it's any consolation, Multiversus will hold a series of playtests that players can register for simply by using their email on the official website.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
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