Warner Bros. Games today announced that Stripe, the main antagonist from the Gremlins franchise, is now available as the latest playable character in MultiVersus, the free-to-play platform fighter developed by Player First Games. The mohawk wearing Gremlin leader arrives as part of MultiVersus Season 1 and is an Assassin class character with a moveset that highlights his unruly and rambunctious nature. Stripe’s abilities are as featured in a newly revealed gameplay trailer showing off his claw attacks, as well as a range of weapons that can be used to strike fear in challengers, including a buzzsaw, chainsaw, dynamite and even a skateboard. He can also briefly attach himself to opponents to avoid hits and cause damage of his own. The Combat Stripe character variant is available now for in-game purchase.
Check out the Stripe gameplay trailer in the player below:
Additionally, the MultiVersus Halloween 2022 Update is available now and includes the Monster Mash in-game event, allowing players to participate in matches and earn “candy” in exchange for rewards, including the Calico Cake Jake the Dog character variant, Mummy Reindog character variant, Pumpkin Patch profile icon and Jack-o-Lantern sticker emote.
The update also features new Halloween themed in-game cosmetic items available for purchase, including:
- Black Lantern Superman character variant
- Black Lantern Wonder Woman character variant
- Frankenstein Iron Giant character variant
- Vampire Tom and Jerry character variant
- Witch Velma character variant
- Count Scooby ringout
- Twick or Tweet ringout
- Boo! profile icon (purchase with Gold)
- Diana Undead Wonder Woman profile icon (purchase with Gold)
- The Darkness Grows Superman profile icon (purchase with Gold)
- A Very Normal Pumpkin Patch banner
- Full Moon Surprise banner
- Ghoulish Delights banner
- It Might Be Haunted banner
The Monster Mash earnable rewards and Halloween inspired cosmetic items for purchase will be available from Oct. 13 at 18:00 p.m. BST through Nov. 8 at 17:00 p.m. GMT.
Furthermore, later this month from Oct. 28-30, MultiVersus will celebrate Scoobtober, the annual Scooby-Doo focused Halloween celebration, with a dedicated Twitch livestream of official Scooby-Doo content, including both full-length episodes from the Scooby-Doo television series and full-length films. Players who watch the stream can earn various rewards based on the amount of viewing time: 30 minutes – 10 toasts, 60 minutes – Scoobtober 2022 profile icon, 90 minutes – Pumpkin Spice ringout and 120 minutes – Scoobtober’s Greetings banner.
Lastly, players can sign up now for the MultiVersus Fall Showdown, a 2 vs. 2 online tournament series taking place from Oct. 15 through Nov. 20. Featuring a $60,000 prize pool, the Fall Showdown will be open to participants from three different regions – North America East, North America West and Europe. For more information, visit http://start.gg/mvsfallshowdown.
MultiVersus is an all-new free-to-play platform fighter developed by Player First Games that introduces a team-based 2 vs. 2 format combined with an all-star cast of iconic characters, including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Harley Quinn; Shaggy and Velma(Scooby-Doo); Bugs Bunny and Tasmanian Devil a.k.a. Taz (Looney Tunes); Arya Stark (Game of Thrones); Tom & Jerry (Tom and Jerry); Finn the Human and Jake the Dog(Adventure Time); Steven Universe and Garnet (Steven Universe); Iron Giant (The Iron Giant), LeBron James (Space Jam: A New Legacy); Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith (Rick and Morty), Gizmo and Stripe (Gremlins) and an extraordinary original creature named Reindog. More heroes and personalities will be continually added to the game, including Black Adam (DC) and many others who will join the MultiVersus roster in the future.
The MultiVersus Open Beta is available now as a free download for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 consoles, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One consoles and PC. The Season 1 Battle Pass is also available now for players to earn in-game rewards.