Beginning on May 19 and running until May 27, the closed alpha is an invite-only test that will allow players to experience various modes of the game, including a 2vs2 team-based game mode.
The closed alpha is coming to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One consoles, and PC with full cross-play support and dedicated server-based rollback netcode for “robust online competition, according to the publisher.
Warner has also released new gameplay footage of MultiVersus:
It’s unclear how many characters the closed alpha will feature, Warner Bros. has confirmed that Batman, Shaggy from the Scooby-Doo franchise, Bugs Bunny and Arya Stark from Game of Thrones will be part of the test.
A new video featuring developers of the game taking on fighting game community veterans Tyrell “NAKAT” Coleman and James “VoiD” Makekau-Tyson was also released, giving players the first look at the new Scooby’s Haunted Mansion stage.
Warner also announced that it plans to hold a MultiVersus 2 vs 2 tournament at the Evolution Championship Series 2022 (EVO).
Characters confirmed so far include Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Shaggy, Bugs Bunny, Arya Stark, Tom and Jerry, Jake the Dog, Finn the Human, Steven Universe, Garnet, and Reindog (an original fighter).
They reportedly uncovered nearly two hours of voice lines heavily implying that The Tazmanian Devil, Marvin the Martian, LeBron James, Raven (DC Comics/Teen Titans) and The Iron Giant will appear as playable fighters.
Other characters mentioned in voice lines, which may or may not indicate their inclusion in the game, include Gizmo (Gremlins), Morty Smith (Rick and Morty), The Joker, Wicked Witch of the West (The Wizard of Oz), Craig Williams (Craig of the Creek), Poison Ivy (DC Comics), Black Adam (DC Comics), Scooby-Doo, Static (Static Shock), The Hound (Game of Thrones), Daenerys Targaryen (Game of Thrones), Beetlejuice and Eleven (Stranger Things).