The two additions to the MultiVersus roster were revealed via new artwork for Season 1 of the free-to-play fighting game from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. This announcement comes after the official launch of Season 1 on August 15th.
The official MultiVersus Twitter account tweeted the artwork along with the caption: "What's better than officially kicking off #MultiVersus Season 1? Announcing Black Adam and Stripe are also coming this season. 😏 You're welcome."
MultiVersus currently has a roster of 17 playable characters from across all the Warner Bros franchises, with more fighters coming later on in the season. Characters can be unlocked by earning in-game currency or purchasing the premium currency from the game's marketplace.
Previous datamined leaks named popular characters from the Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Matrix franchises as possible future fighters. Gizmo, the protagonist from the Gremlins movie, was also mentioned in the leaks.
DC Comics Black Adam is an anti-hero and the archnemesis of Billy Batson’s Shazam. Black Adam was born in ancient Egypt and was chosen by the wizard Shazam to be his champion and inherit his power.
Black Adam was later on corrupted by Shazam’s daughter Blaze. He was buried in a tomb for 5,000 years and was released after being discovered by Billy Batson's parents which set the stage for their rivalry.
While Black Adam started as a villain, his persona has been reworked to be more of an anti-hero than a straight-up bad guy. This is similar to another DC character in MultiVersus, Harley Quinn, whose character has evolved in her appearances in films and TV.
Younger audiences may not be familiar with the main antagonists in the Gremlins movie which came out in 1984. Stripe will be the first true villain character in the game as both Harley Quinn and Black Adam are tagged as anti-heroes.
Stripe is the leader of the Gremlins and caused all sorts of carnage throughout the film. Stripe is also the most recognizable Gremlin from the movie with its white mohawk and mischievous antics.
The animated series Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai which is a prequel to the Gremlins movies is coming to HBO Max in 2023.
There is no word yet on a release date for both fighters. Fans of Black Adam and Stripe will have to wait since two earlier revealed characters have yet to make their own appearances in the game.
The two other characters, Rick and Morty from the adult animated sitcom Rick and Morty, will be added to the game first. Morty will be joining the roster on August 23rd while Rick is likely to join shortly after.
We assume Black Adam to be added to the game before the movie comes out as a promotional tie-in. Likewise, Stripe is also expected to be added before the HBO Max series kicks off.
MultiVersus is available for download on Windows PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.