The upcoming free-to-play platform fighter MultiVersus has revealed, via their various social media channels, the next characters that are coming to the game. The new characters revealed were Rick and Morty, from… Rick and Morty, and Lebron James, specifically the cartoon iteration from his Space Jam movie.
Lebron James will be the first to arrive, and therefore got a 1-minute gameplay trailer which you can see below. Rick and Morty, each of which will be their own separate character, will arrive at a later date.
As you can see, Lebron’s move set is based almost entirely on him playing basketball, his various attacks resulting from him hitting you with the ball as he performs dribble moves, slam dunks, and even passes. Indeed, it’s clear Lebron will have some sort of ranged attack, as he’s seen multiple times throwing the ball to his enemies.
It seems the ball will be some sort of permanent item his gameplay is centered around, and not just a visual flair. Sometimes he throws it in certain directions but doesn’t get it back immediately, and he then has to jump to recover it. The trailer also shows that Lebron, like the rest of the cast, is fully voice-acted. But don’t get too excited, NBA fans, MultiVersus confirmed it’s not the legend himself, but instead voice actor John Bentley.
These three characters align with a past leak, which showed off a large list of fighters that would supposedly be coming to the game. The leak came from a data miner who had previously leaked the game’s existence before it was revealed. Lebron, Rick, and Morty were all included in the said leak, which lends it further credibility. Nearly 20 characters in this list have yet to be officially revealed, all of which you can see here. MultiVersus is currently in early access, however, the ‘open beta’, which will be available to all for free, is starting very soon; July 26, 2022.
Lebron James releases that same day, so eager fans won’t have to wait much longer to get their hands on him. However, since this is a free-to-play game, many of the characters are locked and require a good amount of in-game currency to make them playable. Though it’s not been confirmed, given the inherent popularity Lebron James has, and the fact that he’s new, chances are he’ll be a locked character. So be ready to grind it out for a while or fork over your wallet.
Both Rick and Morty were slated to arrive “in Season 1,” which begins on August 8. Keep in mind there is a possibility this means the characters will release at some point in Season 1. The game’s official website lists Rick as a Mage/Ranged class, while Morty and Lebron are both Bruisers. Lebron’s special moves will be called Buckets! and L-Train!
MultiVersus’ Open Beta will become available to all on July 26, 2022, for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.