Watch: Batman Fights With Shaggy In Warner Bros.' MultiVersus Trailer

By Sam Hargrave Updated:
Multiversus game characters

Developer Play First Games will soon deliver a resurgence of the fighting game genre with its free-to-play crossover epic MultiVersus. The blockbuster experience will bring together heroes and villains from across the Warner Bros. Multiverse to face off in classic fighter style. MultiVersus' roster already includes DC's Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Harley Quinn, along with characters from Game of Thrones, Scooby-Doo, and more.

The 2022 launch is just the beginning for the free-to-play fighter as more characters and maps will be added after launch on top of the usual stream of cosmetic additions. MultiVersus is only days away from beginning its closed alpha testing on May 19, which will allow players to get hands-on with the game for a few days as the build-up to release continues. 

Batman has already proven central to MultiVersus' marketing as he was previously shown fighting Bugs Bunny. The Dark Knight has now faced off against the iconic cartoon rabbit once again, but this time both have got some help from two other iconic characters.

Batman v Bugs: Dawn of Justice

DC released the latest trailer for Warner Bros.' crossover fighting game MultiVersus which showcases Batman fighting alongside Scooby-Doo's Shaggy.

Shaggy and Batman MultiVersus
Warner Bros.

The cinematic also offers the first confirmation that MultiVersus will enter open beta in July. New roster additions were also revealed in Scooby-Doo's Velma, Looney Tunes' Taz, and titular robot from The Iron Giant.

Multiversus Cast
Warner Bros.

The trailer also features Harley Quinn, Superman, and many other Warner Bros.-owned characters who will be playable in the upcoming free-to-play title. The Tazmanian Devil can be seen cozying up with Harley Quinn in one moment of the trailer, with Jerry from Tom and Jerry also making an appearance

Harley Quinn and Tasmanian Devil
Warner Bros.

Batman and Shaggy end up tussling with the combined forces of Arya Stark and Bugs Bunny on one of the rabbit's cartoonish rockets.

Multiversus Shaggy Bugs Arya Stark Batman
Warner Bros.

Superman even gets a sweet moment with the Iron Giant, with the latter looking up to the Kryptonian in his film of origin.

Superman Iron Giant MultiVersus
Warner Bros.

Witness the legendary face-off between Batman and Shaggy against Arya Stark and Bugs Bunny below:

The Ultimate Gaming Crossover

This isn't the first time The Dark Knight has teamed up with the famous mystery-solving gang, as their worlds collided for the 2018 animated film Scooby-Doo & Batman: The Brave and the Bold. But still, who would have thought Batman and Shaggy would be able to team up against Bugs Bunny and Arya Stark in any official capacity. 

Warner Bros. has among the largest libraries of characters available, meaning the sky is the limit for MultiVersus. Confirmed franchises already include DC, Game of ThronesScooby-DooAdventure Time, and many more - but Harry Potter remains notably absent, reportedly due to complicated licensing issues. 

The roster of heroes and villains ought to continue to grow in the run-up to release, but that's just the beginning. MultiVersus appears to be planning for a long period of post-launch support with new unlockable characters, maps, modes, cosmetics, and more; the developers have already made it clear that no character is off the table for this game.

MultiVersus will enter open beta in July on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC.

- About The Author: Sam Hargrave
Sam Hargrave is the Associate Editor at The Direct. He joined the team as a gaming writer in 2020 before later expanding into writing for all areas of The Direct and taking on further responsibilities such as editorial tasks and image creation.