MultiVersus, the upcoming platform fighting game that brings together the WB brands during a fight for all, has finally got its first official look at gameplay with a Pros vs. Devs exhibition. In the 18-minute video, two professional fighting game players, NAKAT and VoiD, take on developers from Player First Games, director Tony Huynh and lead developer Daniel Kraft, in a 2v2 competition.
Glad to see the video above to see what actual matches of MultiVersus look like in the format the game was built around: two-on-two team battles. KATAT and VoiD are top competitors in MultiVersu’s very early tests, and come in top position in a closed alpha team tournament, so the action on hand is quickly pasted. Only four characters appear in the video – Tom and Jerry, Superman, Shaggy and Wonder Woman – but there’s a lot to learn about how each character plays if you look closely. We also get a look at the user interface used in fights, with the numbers representing damage taken to each player that is always displayed directly below the character’s model. It took me a while to get used to the change of the classic Smash Bros. UI, but I understand how this can be more readable at a glance.
Along with this first look at the MultiVersus game, Warner Bros. has Games and Player First Games have announced a 32-team tournament that will take place at Evo in August. The prize pool for the event is set at $ 100,000, which means the challenge of potentially large payouts for those who place high in the competition.
MultiVersus has had some less closed alpha tests but will enter another test phase starting on 19 May. If you’re interested in a chance to throw hands on the iconic Warner Bros. character record, sign up for a chance to play in the 9-Day Event on the game’s website. MultiVersus has no release date yet but is targeting PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X / S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC as a free-to-play product with cross-play and cross-progression.