MultiVersus cross-over platform fighter screenshot of the new character Gizmo from Gremlins

[Update #2]: A mere few weeks later MultiVersus Update 1.04 has added Stripe from Gremlins alongside the Halloween event.

[Update]: MultiVersus Patch 1.03 has added Rick Sanchez and doubled exp requirements for early character levels

As a part of the August Update 1.01 the MultiVersus team added Morty as a brand new character and revealed that Rick will be coming in the near future, after which we'd most likely be getting Black Adam and Stripe. So you can imagine my surprise when neither of the three characters were released with today's Update 1.02, but instead we got good ol' Gizmo from Gremlins!

What exactly Gizmo has to offer on the battlefield, as well as how adorable he is in action, that you can find out through the freshly posted gameplay trailer. Have a gander:

The good news doesn't end there, however, as Update 1.02 has also completely overhauled the hitbox/hurtbox system. Instead of being abstract cylinders, they now follow the characters outlines tightly, even during animations! This is an absolutely massive change that is likely going to result in issues that will need to be ironed out over the next few updates, but it'll all be worth it in the end as keeping things nice and precise is of paramount importance for any fighting game.

Update 1.02 has also brought with it a variety of tweaks to the projectile system, all aimed at making it more consistent and easy to understand, along with a whole host of balance changes. You can check out the full list of tweaks, as well as the reasoning behind some of the bigger ones, over at the official website.

Once the next big update arrives, most likely with Rick in tow, I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, have fun with Gizmo, and do make sure not to feed him after midnight!