MultiVersus is going to launch with a number of beloved characters, and it looks like two more may have been leaked by dataminers. Reddit user JPMB5555 sifted through voice files from the game’s closed alpha where they apparently found evidence that Gizmo of Gremlins and LeBron James will both appear as playable characters. Interestingly enough, the poster claims that the files contain both voice work for Gizmo and a Gremlin. It’s possible that these are two separate characters, but JPMB5555 thinks there might be a transformational aspect involved in Gizmo, which would be quite surprising!
“Either Gizmo will actually transform as part of his moveset, which is the only thing he’s ever done in his series, or we get both. While this seems bizarre, given the situation with Giant, the former seems the most likely,” writes JPMB5555.
The poster references a controversy that surrounded the addition of the iron giant. Many fans of The Iron Giant were disappointed to see the movie’s main character included in this game, given his peaceful nature. JPMB5555 is inclined to believe that while Warner Bros. was set to sign the Giant into a fighting game, it’s not implausible that Gizmo could turn into a Gremlin in the game, although it’s not something we actually saw in the movies.
Of course, the addition of LeBron James to the roster isn’t too surprising. James appeared in last year Space Jam: A New Legacy, and was a playable character in the accompanying video game. The massive mix of characters from the movie owned by Warner Bros. could even be considered a precursor to MultiVersus. The basketball player-turned-actor has also shown an interest in video games in the past, recently intervening in a debate over Nintendo consoles. However, until Warner Bros. make an official announcement about these fighters, fans should always take this with a grain of salt!
MultiVersus is set to release later this year on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. You can check out all of our previous coverage of the game here.
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