Smash Bros. competitor MultiVersus adds Iron Giant, Scooby-Doo’s Velma

Warner Bros. Games’ tackle the Smash Bros. components, MultiVersus, adds three extra characters to its crossover roster: the Tasmanian Devil (aka Taz) from Looney Tunes, Velma from Scooby-Doo, and The Iron Giant from the heart-obliterating animated film of the identical identify. Please, I do not need to battle The Iron Giant, Warner Bros.

A brand new cinematic trailer heralds the arrival of these new characters, alongside beforehand confirmed MultiVersus fighters Batman, Bugs Bunny, Harley Quinn, Shaggy, Garnet from Steven Universe, and Arya Stark from Game of Thrones. The Iron Giant even will get to rub shoulders with Superman in that trailer, which stays bittersweet, someway.

Monday’s new trailer for MultiVersus coincides with the announcement of an open beta coming for the four-player brawler this July. That will probably be preceded by a closed alpha take a look at for MultiVersus, which runs May 19-27. Interested gamers can register for a spot within the closed alpha at MultiVersus’ official website.

MultiVersus was announced in November. Warner Bros. Games and developer Player First Games hope to differentiate MultiVersus from comparable video games, like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, by releasing the sport as free to play, with a team-based 2v2 format. The corporations additionally promise full cross-play assist — MultiVersus is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X — and “devoted server-based rollback netcode and content-filled seasons.”

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