MultiVersus is a free and fun Super Smash Bros style fighting game; we tested | Fighting games

MultiVersus is a new arena style fighting game Super Smash Bros.developed by Player First Games in partnership with Warner Bros.. The game is coming to PlayStation 4 (PS4), PlayStation 5 (PS5), Xbox One, Xbox series X/S and PC (via Steam) for free and supporting crossplay. Slated for release in 2022, the game features a diverse cast, featuring iconic characters from the brands of Warner Bros. ranging from heroes like Batman and Superman to Shaggy, Tom and Jerry, Bugs Bunny and more.

A new closed Alpha test takes place from May 19 to 27 and the Tech Tudo was invited to test the game. Discover, in the following lines, the main details of MultiVersus as well as our first impressions.

MultiVersus is a fighting game that brings together iconic characters from Warner Bros. in the arenas — Photo: Publicity/Warner Bros. Games

👉 What is the best fighting game for Android? Give your opinion on the TechTudo forum

Unlike traditional fighting games, MultiVersus bets on a two-on-two format, with a strong emphasis on online competition. This is also reflected in character skill sets, which focus on cooperation. There is also the option to participate in one-on-one matches or even one-on-one matches with up to four players.

According to the developer, the intention is to feed the game with new content every season, including characters, game modes and skins. Closed tests have also already brought a glimpse of a Battle Pass system similar to fortnitewhich grants rewards as you progress.

The game will use rollback netcode to ensure higher quality online matches for players, in addition to supporting cross-progression on all platforms. This means that it will be possible to associate matches and transfer save data regardless of the platform.

Free-to-play and with cross-play support, MultiVersus promises to evolve the fighting game storyline — Photo: Disclosure/Warner Bros. Games

A Warner Bros.. The games have confirmed new playable MultiVersus fighters including: Velma from Scooby Doo; Taz from Looney Tunes; and the Iron Giant, from the 1999 film of the same name. Check out the full list of characters confirmed so far with their voice actors in the English release:

  • Batman (DC) – voiced by Kevin Conroy;
  • Superman (DC) – voiced by George Newbern;
  • 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 Bauza;
  • 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;
  • Garnet (Steven Universe) – voiced by Estelle;
  • Tom & Jerry – voiced by Eric Bauza;
  • Reindog (original character); – voiced by Andrew Frankel
  • Velma (Scooby-Doo) – voiced by Kate Mucucci;
  • Taz (Looney Tunes) – voiced by Jim Cummings;
  • Iron Giant (The Iron Giant) – Voiced by Jon Lipow.

O Tech Tudo tested the alpha version of the game on a PS5, where we have identified possible drops in the fps rate, in addition to some bugs. Among them, what bothered me the most was the locking of the menus, being necessary to restart the game to continue playing it. On the other hand, the issues are minimal compared to the colorful graphics and charismatic characters, which are even more interesting due to the unusual combinations of powers and abilities.

Another aspect that should appeal to the more detailed is the dubbing (in English) of the character lines, which was done with the voices of the original actors. But, it is worth mentioning that the game will also have a Portuguese dub.

MultiVersus arrives with colorful graphics and charismatic characters — Photo: Disclosure/Steam

In alpha, the game offered four distinct modes. The first is 1vs1, where heroes compete individually, while team battle is the option with two teams of 2 players. There is also the cooperative vs AI, which is also done in pairs, but against the game itself, and the TCT, where 4 players compete in the midst of general chaos.

Of these, the highlight goes to the duo match, which is recommended by the game itself. This is the best way to take advantage of the central proposition of the game, which is to combine the skills of characters from different universes and create a synergy between them. That, of course, not to mention the comedic part that sees Wonder Woman and Shaggy, for example, working as a team.

However, as in games with similar proposals, like brawlhalla and himself Super Smash Bros., the focus of team fights can be quite confusing, especially for players unfamiliar with the genre. The game uses colors to differentiate between teams in an effort to improve visualization, but amid the chaos and visual effects of abilities, keeping your eyes on characters can be an issue even with functionality.

Arguments between four players can be visually confusing in MultiVersus — Photo: Disclosure/Steam

With a good cast of characters, a dynamic structure for battles, and plenty of charisma, MultiVersus proved to be quite promising, even with the aforementioned issues (after all, it’s still an alpha release). Fun and strategic, the game is a good option for those who want to enjoy a free fighting game with friends.

How to register for the closed alpha

Those who want to try out MultiVersus before the official launch have the option of signing up for the Closed Alpha Test, which runs from May 19-27. The first step is to go to the official registration page (https://account.wbgames.com/betas/register/627595d1ae1f57d328fc046e) and log into your WB Games account.

It should be noted 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 yet set.

with information from Games Warner Bros.

Leave a Comment