Warner Bros. Games MultiVersus is a fun take on platform fighters like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and brawlhalla. It’s going into open beta soon with a roster filled with characters from a wide variety of WB franchises. Developer Player First Games is about to add another one to the mix: Space Jam: A New Legacy star LeBron James.
The NBA icon will be added to the lineup when the open beta begins on July 26. Unsurprisingly, his offense revolves around using a basketball. He can throw a ball at opponents or dribble one around his feet to damage enemies. James is also able to block projectiles by building a fence. Surprisingly (or not, depending on how much you appreciated his thespic skills) Space Jam), James does not express himself in the game. Actor John Bentley will play him.
WB also announced that several other fan-favorite characters will be joining the lineup soon as Rick and Morty are on their way. Many of Rick’s skills are based on his portal gun. He will be available when season one starts on August 9. Morty, who arrives later in the season, can punch himself on opponents and use grenades.
The trio will be added to an ever-growing and quite peculiar roster. Big names like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn and Bugs Bunny are all in the mix, as is Arya Stark from Game of Thrones and Shaggy and Velma from Scooby-Doo. Tom and Jerry play as one character, rather than strangling each other.
The Iron Giant, the most recent addition, is portrayed as a gentle creature in the movie of the same name who only fights when absolutely necessary. In MultiVersushe beats up opponents like the rest of the cast, which the devs justified by saying the game takes place in an alternate universe.
If that’s not strange enough, leaking suggested Ted Lasso, Gizmo from Gremlins (you know, the cute one) and the Wicked Witch of The Wizard of Oz are also on the list. For what it’s worth, those leaks are from the same person who revealed the game’s existence and said that LeBron, Rick, and Morty were. MultiVersus-also bound.
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