Multiverse is a new arena-style fighting game Super Smash Bros.Which is being developed in partnership by Player First Games Warner Bros., The game comes to PlayStation 4 (PS4), PlayStation 5 (PS5, Xbox one, xbox series x,s and PC (via) steam) for free and bringing support for crossplay. Scheduled for release in 2022, the game features a diverse cast featuring iconic characters from brands of Warner Bros. From heroes like Batman and Superman to Shaggy, Tom and Jerry, Bugs Bunny and more.
A new closed alpha test takes place from 19th to 27th May and tectudo Was invited to test the game. In the following lines, check out the highlights of the Multiverse and our first impressions as well.
Multiverse is a fighting game that brings together iconic characters from Warner Bros. In Arenas – Photo: Hype / Warner Bros. game
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Unlike traditional fighting games, Multiverse bets on a two-on-two format, with an emphasis on online competition. This is also reflected in the character skill kit, which focuses on collaboration. There is also the possibility for a maximum of four players to participate in one-on-one matches or even one-on-one matches.
According to the developer, the intention is to feed the game with new content every season, including characters, game modes, and skins. Closed Trials also brought a preview of the Battle Pass system similar to the one already fortniteWhich gives you rewards as you level up.
The game will use rollback netcodes to ensure better quality online matches for players, in addition to supporting cross-progression across all platforms. This means that regardless of the platform it will be possible to pair matches and transfer saved data.
Free and with cross-play support, Multiverse promises to advance the fighting game landscape – Photo: Disclosure / Warner Bros. game
Warner Bros., Games confirmed new playable multiverse fighters, including: Velma from Scooby-Doo; Taz from Looney Tunes; and Iron Giant, from the 1999 film of the same name. Check out the full list of characters confirmed so far along with their voice actors in the English version:
- Batman (DC) – voiced by Kevin Conroy;
- Superman (DC) – voiced by George Newburn;
- Wonder Woman (DC) – voiced by Abby Trott;
- Harley Quinn (DC) – voiced by Tara Strong;
- Shaggy (Scooby-Doo) – voiced by Matthew Lillard;
- Bugs Bunny (Looney Tunes) – voiced by Eric Bouza;
- Arya Stark (Game of Thrones) – voiced by Maisie Williams;
- Jake (Adventure Time) – voiced by John DiMaggio;
- Finn (Adventure Time) – voiced by Jeremy Shada;
- Steven Universe (Steven Universe) – voiced by Daniel DiVenere;
- Garnett (Steven Universe) – voiced by Estelle;
- Tom and Jerry – voiced by Eric Bouza;
- Raindog (original character); – Voiced by Andrew Frankel
- Velma (Scooby-Doo) – voiced by Kate Mukuchi;
- Taz (Looney Tunes) – voiced by Jim Cummings;
- Iron Giant (The Iron Giant) – Voiced by John Lipo.
tectudo a. Tested the alpha version of the game on PS5, where we identified a final drop in FPS rate in addition to a few bugs. Among them, the thing that bothered me the most was the menu locking up, requiring a restart to continue playing. On the other hand, the problems are minor compared to the colorful graphics and charisma-filled characters, which are even more interesting because of the unusual combination of powers and abilities.
Another aspect that should be the most elaborate is the dubbing (in English) of the characters’ lines, which was done with the voices of the original actors. However, it is worth noting that this game will also have Portuguese dubbing.
The Multiverse comes with colorful graphics and charisma-filled characters – Photo: Disclosure / Steam
In alpha, the game came with four different modes. The first is 1vs1, where the heroes face off individually, while team combat is the option with two 2-player teams. There is also Cooperative vs AI, which is also done in pairs but against the game, and TCT, where 4 players face each other amidst general chaos.
The biggest attraction of these goes to matches in doubles, which are recommended by the sport itself. It’s the best way to take advantage of the game’s central proposition, which is to combine the skills of characters from different universes and build synergies between them. This, of course, is not to mention the comical part seeing Wonder Woman and Shaggy, for example, work as a team.
However, as in games with similar resolutions, such as dispute and myself Super Smash Bros.The orientation of team battles can be quite confusing, especially for players who are not used to the style. The game uses colors to differentiate teams in an effort to improve visualization, but amidst the chaos of abilities and visual effects, keeping your eye on characters can be a problem with the feature as well.
Conflicts between four players in the Multiverse can be visually confusing — Photo: Disclosure/Steam
With a good cast of characters, dynamic structure for combat, and plenty of charisma, Multiverse proved to be quite promising, even with the above problems (after all, it’s still an alpha version). Fun and strategic, this game is a good choice for those who want to enjoy free fighting games with friends.
How to Register for Closed Alpha
Those who want to try out Multiverse before the official launch have a chance to register for the closed alpha test that runs from May 19-27. The first step is to visit the official registration page (https://account.wbgames.com/betas/register/627595d1ae1f57d328fc046e) and log in to your WB Games account.
It is worth noting that registration does not guarantee access to the test, as it will be subject to the availability of keys. If you are not selected, there will be an open beta test for all interested parties sometime in July, with no date set yet.
with information from Warner Bros. game