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Summary

MultiVersus
features team-based gameplay with characters grouped into roles like Assassin, Bruiser, Ranged, Support, and Tank.
Only four new characters have been confirmed for
MultiVersus
‘ full launch.
Future leaked characters for MultiVersus include a wide range of franchises, expanding the game’s appeal.

After a lengthy downtime, Warner Bros. Games’ MultiVersusis set to release with a seemingly larger roster than was present in the beta. MultiVersus pits some of the most popular characters from the company’s franchises together in a fighting game for the ages. First shown off in a beta test during 2022 and 2023, the beta ended in June 2023, so the development team could turn a full focus on polishing the game, which already seemed to have a great starting point.

MultiVersus follows a similar formula that other popular fighting games like Super Smash Bros. does. Battles take place in evolving arenas that usually have multiple vertical layers, and players accumulate damage that will eventually blast them away. Each character has a unique skill set to utilize and items can periodically drop around the arena to give temporary advantages. Overall, while MultiVersus didn’t change much from others in the genre, the intriguing gameplay and excellent design of fan-favorite characters helped generate interest.

Every MultiVersus Character Confirmed For Launch

A Colorful Cast Of Fighters

Currently, only four characters that weren’t present in the betahave been confirmed for launch. These are DC Comics’ Joker with Mark Hamill returning returning to voice the archnemesis of Batman, Banana Guard from Adventure Time, Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th, and Agent Smith, recurring villain in The Matrix. Though the chances are more new characters will be released along with the game, those are currently unknown.

New MultiVersus Character

Franchise

Role

Banana Guard

Adventure Time

Bruiser

The Joker

DC Comics

Ranged

Jason Voorhees

Friday the 13th

N/A

Agent Smith

The Matrix

N/A

At the time of writing, the gameplay roles of Jason Voorhees and Agent Smith have not been confirmed. Their reveal came via the MultiVersus‘ YouTube channel in the game’s launch trailer. The characters from the beta, along with the four new additions, that players can expect to see at launch are as follows:

MultiVersus Launch Character

Franchise

Role

Arya Stark

Game of Thrones

Assassin

Finn the Human

Adventure Time

Assassin

Harley Quinn

DC Comics

Assassin

Marvin the Martian

Looney Tunes

Assassin

Stripe

Gremlins

Assassin

Batman

DC Comics

Bruiser

Banana Guard

Adventure Time

Bruiser

Black Adam

DC Comics

Bruiser

Garnet

Steven Universe

Bruiser

Jake the Dog

Adventure Time

Bruiser

LeBron James

Space Jam

Bruiser

Morty

Rick and Morty

Bruiser

Shaggy

Scooby-Doo

Bruiser

Taz

Looney Tunes

Bruisers

Bugs Bunny

Looney Tunes

Ranged

Rick

Rick and Morty

Ranged

The Joker

DC Comics

Ranged

Tom & Jerry

Tom and Jerry

Ranged

Gizmo

Gremlins

Support

Reindog

MultiVersus

Support

Steven Universe

Steven Universe

Support

Velma

Scooby-Doo

Support

Iron Giant

The Iron Giant

Tank

Superman

DC Comics

Tank

Wonder Woman

DC Comics

Tank

Jason Voorhees

Friday the 13th

N/A

Agent Smith

The Matrix

N/A

Every character in MultiVersus is grouped into one of five roles that dictate how their kit plays. Assassins focus on combo attacks meant to raise damage counters quickly. Bruisers are a hybrid mix of heavy attacks with more tankiness than standard characters. Ranged characters are the most fragile, but make up for it with kits based on keeping distance and attacking repeatedly from afar. Supports are tanky like Bruisers but with abilities meant to enable teammates rather than outright damage the enemy. Lastly, Tanks have heavy defenses meant to absorb as much damage as possible while doing moderate damage.

Overall, these five roles have helped set MultiVersus stand apart andelevate its team-based gameplay. Character match-up is still an important choice, but is lessened by team synergy. Even if one character is going into a bad match-up, a synergistic teammate can more than bridge the gap.

Leaked & Rumored Characters For MultiVersus

The Ultimate Crossover

Since the beta closed, there have not been many leaks about future characters for the fighting game, but many potential characters were datamined or leaked through images during the beta. As with all leaks, it is best to take it with a grain of salt, as plans could have changed or the leaks were fake to begin with. A list of leaked characters for MultiVersus is as follows:

Leaked/Rumored MultiVersus Character

Franchise

Predicted Role

Nubia

DC Comics

Assassin/Bruiser

Raven

DC Comics

Ranged

Gandalf

Lord of the Rings

Ranged/Support

Legolas

Lord of the Rings

Assassin/Ranged

Harry Potter

Harry Potter

Ranged

Ron Weasley

Harry Potter

Ranged

Fred Flintstone

The Flintstones

Tank

Johnny Bravo

Johnny Bravo

Bruiser/Tank

Mad Max

Mad Max

Bruiser

Ben Tennyson

Ben 10

Assassin/Bruiser

Godzilla

Godzilla

Tank

King Kong

King Kong

Bruiser/Tank

Neo

The Matrix

Assassin/Bruiser

Scorpion

Mortal Kombat

Bruiser

Sub Zero

Mortal Kombat

Bruiser/Ranged

Emmet

The Lego Movie

Bruiser/Support

Static Shock

DC Comics

Ranged

Poison Ivy

DC Comics

Ranged/Support

Craig

Craig of the Creek

Support

The Wicked Witch

The Wizard of Oz

Ranged

Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice

Assassin/Ranged

Powerpuff Girls

The Powerpuff Girls

Assassin/Ranged

Daenerys Targaryen

Game of Thrones

Ranged/Support

Samurai Jack

Samurai Jack

Assassin/Bruiser

Marceline

Adventure Time

Assassin

These leaks show the vast range of franchises that could be included in MultiVersus, which is important. The more franchises that are present, the more people may be inclined to try the game. The same effect can also be said for players who have never seen popular titles like Game of Thrones or Lord of the Rings and take an interest after seeing the characters in the game. Overall, as long as Warner has the rights, hundreds of potential characters would fit MultiVersus.

Of the names on this list, the most likely ones are those from DC or older cartoons. The game has seemed to lean into these popular and nostalgic options both for fans and a better thematic fit. However, since characters like Gizmo and Stripe made the roster, the chances of other movie characters joining the roster are high. While less likely, there were rumblings that some non-Warner properties could find their way into MultiVersus at some point.

As MultiVersus prepares for its release date, it is likely players will see a roster much larger than the 25 currently confirmed. Even if the roster remains unchanged, the likelihood of new characters being added shortly after will be high. As much as the gameplay and cosmetics will need to be engaging to keep player retention, so will consistently adding new characters to keep the roster fresh. Much of the game will be familiar initially, with only four non-beta characters confirmed for MultiVersus, but with any luck, that will change quickly.

Source: MultiVersus/YouTube

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