MultiVersus confirms Black Adam and Stripe for Season 1

Tom West - August 15th 2022

MultiVersus developer Player First Games has confirmed that the leaked advertisement was correct and that both Black Adam and Gremlin's Stripe will be added to the game during Season 1, alongside Rick & Morty. [updated]

Update: Player First Games announced via a post on Twitter and a loading screen in-game, that Black Adam and Stripe will be joining the roster of playable characters during Season 1, which has just kicked off and offers both free and premium Battle Pass tracks. When we can expect to see them added hasn't been divulged yet, but at least we know they're coming soon.

Original: A number of Twitter accounts have posted images of a MultiVersus ad on the Xbox dashboard (thanks, (VGC), which features both the DC Universe's Black Adam and Gremlins' Stripe. Both characters are yet to be announced by Player First Games, and while the leaked character list back in May correctly pointed out that Lebron James and Rick & Morty would be coming, neither Black Adam nor Stripe was present — the list did mention Gremlins' Gizmo as an upcoming character, but Stripe seems like a much better choice when you consider just how useless Gizmo is in the movies.

Black Adam and Stripe look to be the next MultiVersus characters

Various Twitter accounts have posted identical MultiVersus images, taken from the Xbox dashboard as sponsored advertisements. A MultiVersus leak account, InTheShade, looks to have the clearest image of the ad so far and was one of the first accounts to post about it alongside ShadyMVS and TreyMobley33.

With Black Adam's impending live-action movie starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson set to hit theatres on October 21st, we'd say there is a good chance that these two characters will launch sometime around then if, of course, they are coming. Considering Stripe is the antagonist of Gremlins, which is most definitely a Christmas movie alongside Die Hard, a holiday launch for the chaotic green guy would also be fitting.

Looking at the character model for Black Adam, we could be looking at a comic version of the DC character, so we'd be surprised if Johnson will be offering any voice-over, but he could surprise us.

As with any leak, this needs to be taken with a pinch of salt until Player First Games announces it officially but considering that it looks to be a genuine ad on Xbox, and the upcoming months line up with both characters' important dates outside of the game, we're hopeful that this is the real deal.

What do you think, though? Could we be seeing these two awesome characters added to MultiVersus soon? Drop a comment below and let us know!

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