Warner Bros. And The NHL Team Up For A MultiVersus Hockey Match


TNT Sports, Warner Bros. Games, and the NHL are teaming up for a different kind of hockey game, one where MultiVersus characters play alongside the sports’ best and brightest. Sort of. The MultiVersus NHL Face-Off uses NHL’s Edge and Hawk Eye technology to recreate real-life players’ movements using some of the multiplayer games’ most popular characters, including Batman, Velma, and Shaggy.

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The MultiVersus NHL Face-Off airs on April 14, 2024, at 3:30 p.m. Eastern on truTV and HBO Max’s sports add-on. The MultiVersus teams will imitate the Colorado Avalanche and Las Vegas Golden Knights, and an animated draft selection on April 7, 2024, airing during TNT’s postgame coverage of the Detroit Red Wings and Buffalo Sabers game, will decide who ends up on which team.

The MultiVersus characters representing the fighting game are:

  • Velma

  • Shaggy

  • Batman

  • Bugs Bunny

  • Superman

  • Wonder Woman

  • Finn the Human

  • Steven Universe

They’ll take on the role of digital avatars for  Cale Makar, Nathan MacKinnon, Jack Eichel, and Jonathan Marchessault, among others.

The Tasmanian Devil will drop the puck and act as referee, and the match takes place in a changing arena inspired by MultiVersus’ Space Jam, Sky Arena, Trophy E.D.G.E., and Adventure Time arenas. Pittsburgh Penguins play-by-play voice Steve Mears is on commentary for the match, along with former wing player Colby Armstrong, both of whom will provide in-depth analysis of the MultiVersus match during its intermissions.

And if you’re keen on more MultiVersus after that, you don’t have long to wait. Warner Bros. is gearing up for MultiVersus’ full release on May 28, 2024.