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MultiVersus, the free-to-play Smash-like based on Warner Bros. properties like Scooby-Doo and Steven Universe, launches in open beta on July 26. And in line with fresh news out of today’s Comic Con presentation, NBA superstar LeBron James will join the fighting game as a playable character that very same day.
You most likely noticed this implies LeBron James, an actual person, will soon be beating up fictional characters like Batman, Bugs Bunny, and The Iron Giant (we all know, don’t get us began). If my sources are correct, LeBron is a flesh-and-blood human being. You’ll be able to breathe the identical air as him and possibly even get an autograph at any Los Angeles Lakers game. Weird, right?
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I suppose it is sensible, seeing as LeBron starred within the Warner Animation Group-produced Space Jam: A Latest Legacy. But the truth that an organization “owns” any individual, no less than enough to have the opportunity to place a version of him in a video game, feels off. I’m sure LeBron okayed the looks, not to say got paid handsomely for it, I just thought it will take a little bit longer for entertainment to collapse in on itself.
All that said, this doesn’t come as much of a surprise, as LeBron’s appearance in MultiVersus was datamined throughout the game’s online beta. Other characters discovered hiding within the code include DC Comics mainstays just like the Joker and Raven, Looney Tunes’ Marvin the Martian, and Godzilla, though only time will tell in the event that they turn out to be full-fledged additions to the playable solid.
MultiVersus players will have the opportunity to live out their basketball fantasies when LeBron arrives on July 26. And while they didn’t show gameplay footage, the devs also revealed that Rick and Morty of, well, Rick and Morty will join the crossover fighting game throughout the first season of content. Morty launches on August 9 whereas Rick’s release date remains to be pending. Stay tuned.