Just a week after delaying the start of Multiversus’ Season 1, it looks like the game is ready to debut it to fans after all, as Player First Games has confirmed Season 1 will debut on August 15, 2022, with Morty from Rick and Morty set to arrive a week later.
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Season 1 of Multiversus is set to kick off on Tuesday, and will include a brand-new Battle Pass for players to pick up and begin leveling up in order to earn in-game awards. About a week later, on August 23, 2022, Morty will finally join the roster of playable characters, marking the first playable character from the hit television series Rick and Morty. Rick Sanchez will also be available in Season 1 of Multiversus, but Player First has not confirmed exactly when the character will arrive.
We’re excited to announce Season 1 will begin on August 15 with a brand-new Battle Pass for you to earn in-game rewards! We can also confirm Morty will join the character roster on August 23 as part of Season 1. We look forward to sharing more in the coming weeks! #MultiVersus
— MultiVersus (@multiversus) August 11, 2022
While not too much of Morty’s gameplay style is known, Player First Games did detail a bit of what to expect from the character earlier this month. The character will mostly use projectiles and counters and can “whip himself at opponents,” which could result in some big hits when an opponent has enough damage taken to send them flying off of the map. Gameplay of Rick leaked online earlier in the month, however, showing the scientist shooting and kicking on the upcoming Rick and Morty stage from the series’ infamous “Get Schwifty” episode.
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It’s also not clear if Justin Roiland will be providing the voices for both characters. The game already has some bits of Rick and Morty in it, as Meeseeks characters also appear in the game’s tutorials as targets for players to train against. The new combatant coming to the platform fighter corroborates a list of leaked characters that appeared last month, which included some wild names like The Hound and Daenerys from Game of Thrones, as well as Ted Lasso from Apple TV+’s hit series. While it’s unclear if all of these characters will make their way into the title, MultiVersus does seem to be pulling from a wide variety of places to ensure it has an incredibly diverse roster.