MultiVersus, the free-to-play platform fighter starring characters from Looney Tunes, Steven Universe, Scooby-Doo, and a whole host of other Warner Bros. properties, is just about ready for a soft launch through an open beta. Player First Games Co-Founder Tony Huynh appeared in a new video to announce said open beta, which launches on July 26 on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.

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The announcement comes alongside a new gameplay trailer showcasing all the characters that appeared in the alpha and the first gameplay from the Iron Giant, the unlikely inclusion from the classic 1999 Brad Bird film. However, younger players might recognize him more from his guest appearances in Ready Player One and Space Jam: A New Legacy.

In the trailer, the Giant is a big bruiser, using his rocket jets to stay high above the stage and unleash significant strikes. Like the rest of the cast, he quips during battles, speaking in the same slow monotone as the film, but it’s Jonathan Lipow and not Vin Diesel this time, who played the character in the film. However, many actors are reprising their role for the game, as Maisie Williams, Kevin Conroy, and Matthew Lillard are playing Arya Stark, Batman, and Shaggy, respectively.

Giant also features a huge S on his chest by default, a callout to the film and the character’s love of Superman. At least one line from the trailer calls out this connection, showcasing that there will be unique conversations when certain warriors team up in-game.

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According to an FAQ on the game’s website, players who participated in the closed alpha will get early access to the beta on July 19, and those who haven’t played yet can gain early access via Twitch Drops in the coming days. Confirmation emails for those who get in early will go out on July 15. Anyone who plays the open beta will also see their progression and cosmetic unlocks continue to the final release.





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