MultiVersus will include a “classic arcade mode” as well as ranked multiplayer when it launches its first season… well, sometimes. Player First Games was set to unveil Warner Bros. Smash-like on August 9, but last week Season 1 was postponed to an unspecified date.
The developer did not specify what MultiVersus‘ will take on the classic arcade mode, but players are likely to face a series of CPU-controlled opponents, a la Super Smash Bros Ultimateclassic game mode or street fighter 5Arcade mode.
If the MultiVersus the official account is make teaser announcements like that, however, the launch of 1.0 is probably coming soon. It is currently in early access/open beta available on all platforms (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X). MultiVersus is a free-to-play game with premium unlock options and cross-play and cross-progression support on all platforms.
The delay means fans are still waiting for Morty (from rick and morty) to join the lineup, which now numbers 17. Morty is expected on the opening day of Season 1, followed by Rick a little later. Season 1 will also include new cosmetics, such as Bugs Bunny as Brünnhilde from What is Opera Doc? and LeBron James as Robin. I never imagined LeBron for the sidekick type, but this is a fun look for him.
Player First Games says the Season 1 launch date announcement is “coming very soon”.