Mark Hamill’s back as the Joker in MultiVersus


The Joker crosses his arms and sticks out his tongue in a screenshot from MultiVersus
Image: Player First Games/Warner Bros. Games

And — no joke — the Powerpuff Girls are coming too

The Joker is coming to MultiVersus as part of the fighting game’s relaunch later this month, and actor Mark Hamill will reprise his role as the Clown Prince of Crime for the occasion. Developer Player First Games and Warner Bros. Games showed off Joker in a new gameplay trailer that contains another fun surprise: The Powerpuff Girls are coming to MultiVersus as well.

While we don’t get to see Buttercup, Blossom, and Bubbles in action, the Powerpuff Girls are teased within the first few seconds of Monday’s trailer for Joker. Presumably, they’ll fight as a team, à la MultiVersus’ clever take on Tom and Jerry, but we’ll have to wait for the girls’ full reveal to know for sure.

The Joker’s a Mage-class character in MultiVersus terms, meaning he’s more of a ranged fighter who relies on weapons and gadgets to deal damage. In Joker’s case, he’ll join the roster armed with a pogo stick, spring-loaded boxing gloves, a rocket launcher, balloons, and cartoonish cannons. His first gameplay trailer also shows off some alternate looks, including Dark Prince Charming and the Batman Who Laughs.

Hamill’s return to the Joker role reunites him with his Batman: The Animated Series co-star Kevin Conroy, who voiced MultiVersus’ version of the Caped Crusader. Hamill never really stepped away from his version of Joker, voicing him in recent animated features and video games like Batman: The Killing Joke and Lego DC Super-Villains. (Hamill did not provide the voice for the new, younger, alternate-universe Joker in the recent Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League update.)

MultiVersus will return on May 28. The game has been offline for close to a year as developer Player First worked to retool the Smash Bros.-inspired brawler and create new content for it.

Joker will join a roster that also includes DC’s Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, and Black Adam; Scooby-Doo’s Shaggy and Velma; Looney Tunes’ Bugs Bunny, Tasmanian Devil, and Marvin the Martian; Game of Thrones’ Arya Stark; Tom and Jerry; Adventure Time’s Finn the Human and Jake the Dog; Steven Universe and Garnet; Iron Giant; Space Jam: A New Legacy’s LeBron James; Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith; Gremlins’ Gizmo and Stripe; and MultiVersus’ original character Reindog.

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