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MultiVersus Mods Embrace The Smash Bros. Comparisons

It's no secret that "MultiVersus" is a "Smash Bros." clone – some people have even modded in "Super Smash Bros." characters. Nintendo didn't sign off on including its intellectual property in the fighting game, so players took the situation into their own hands, adding two "Smash" signature swordsmen so far: Link from "The Legend of Zelda" and Cloud Strife from "Final Fantasy 7 Remake." 


"MultiVersus," which is about to enter Open Beta, already includes a variety of characters from Warner Bros. franchises. Fans can't help but experiment with the crossover potential, though. For example, what if Superman faced off against Cloud? Others have demonstrated their worth, too, but it's difficult to place where fake "Smash" characters fit in the meta. For now, it just seems like a fun project so that "The Legend of Zelda" and "Final Fantasy" fans can experiment with their favorite protagonists in another title.

Based on statements from the creators, these are just the early stages of the "MultiVersus" modding community.

The modders behind the Smash swordsmen

Twitter user junior3DM modded Link into the "MultiVersus" Alpha and shared a link to a Google Drive file for fans to download. In their preview video, Link spikes his sword downward, reeling in a character with his chain, and wave-dashing next to Batman. His design looks similar to the "Super Smash Bros. Brawl" and "Ocarina of Time" versions of himself but slightly brighter.


Meanwhile, the Cloud mod appears to be modeled on his "Super Smash Bros. 4" design. The movements in the accompanying video are slow, possibly because the model that the person used is Steven Universe (seen in the training room as an icon). "Movement speed is like that cuz those are the default values, I didn't update them yet," wrote modder WistfulHopes

WistfulHopes linked to the "MultiVersus" modding server in case others want to join the game's budding modding community. Junior3DM also plans to upload a video on how to make your own "MultiVersus" character mod later this week. Players will have to wait and see if they follow up on that. 

"MultiVersus" is currently in Early Access. The Open Beta starts on July 26 for anyone who wants to participate. Just download for free on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, or Xbox Series X|S.