MultiVersus, the free-to-play Smash-like primarily based on Warner Bros. properties like Scooby-Doo and Steven Universe, launches in open beta on July 26. And in response to recent information out of immediately’s Comedian Con presentation, NBA celebrity LeBron James will be part of the preventing recreation as a playable character that very same day.
You in all probability seen this implies LeBron James, an actual individual, will quickly be beating up fictional characters like Batman, Bugs Bunny, and The Iron Big (we all know, don’t get us began). If my sources are right, LeBron is a flesh-and-blood human being. You’ll be able to breathe the identical air as him and perhaps even get an autograph at any Los Angeles Lakers recreation. Bizarre, proper?
I assume it is smart, seeing as LeBron starred within the Warner Animation Group-produced House Jam: A New Legacy. However the actuality that an organization “owns” any person, not less than sufficient to have the ability to put a model of him in a online game, feels off. I’m certain LeBron okayed the looks, to not point out bought paid handsomely for it, I simply thought it will take slightly longer for leisure to break down in on itself.
All that mentioned, this doesn’t come as a lot of a shock, as LeBron’s look in MultiVersus was datamined through the recreation’s on-line beta. Different characters found hiding within the code embrace DC Comics mainstays just like the Joker and Raven, Looney Tunes’ Marvin the Martian, and Godzilla, although solely time will inform in the event that they develop into full-fledged additions to the playable solid.
MultiVersus gamers will be capable to reside out their basketball fantasies when LeBron arrives on July 26. And whereas they didn’t present gameplay footage, the devs additionally revealed that Rick and Morty of, nicely, Rick and Morty will be part of the crossover preventing recreation through the first season of content material. Morty launches on August 9 whereas Rick’s launch date continues to be pending. Keep tuned.