While the Name Isn’t Great, the Trailer Isn’t Half Bad
Mario Smash Bros. has been the, if not the only platform fighting game that everyone thinks about and plays. Well, that’s being challenged. Previously, there was the Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, as released by publisher GameMill Entertainment, with some mixed reviews. But now there’s a new platform fighting game by Warner Brothers that is set to come to out-and unlike the other two games, this one will be free to play.
A trailer for the game, currently called MultiVersus, was released earlier today on November 18th, 2021. This game trailer highlights the co-op and cooperative nature while making sure that future players know, and Warner Brother fans, know that there will be all sorts of characters from familiar franchises that can be played- with the voice acting talent behind it. There are some more nostalgic characters such as Tom and Jerry, Shaggy from Scooby-Doo, and Bugs Bunny as part of the fighting force, as well as more recent shows such as Steven Universe, Adventure Time, and Game of Thrones. Oh, and of course there are DC characters too, with Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, and Batman.
It’s surprising that it is currently promoted as a free-to-play game that will be released across various platforms. Then again, as game director Tony Huynh mentions in the video, there will be future updates, with “new characters, modes, skins, and events” as part of its continuous release model that they’re going with. That may make them more money in the long run, as players do love having their cosmetic upgrades to whatever character they play, especially as this game already offers a cross-play function from the onset. MultiVersus, if they play their cards right, may end up being the game to play with family and friends in the upcoming year, being as it is set to be a cross platform multiplayer, with 4 players to play each game- or with the possibility of enjoying on solo mode.
MultiVersus is set to come out in 2022, on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.