Maisie Williams on playing Arya again for MultiVersus: “It was kind of wild”

Image: Multiversus/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
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Waaaaay back in 1999, Nintendo released a video game called Super Smash Bros., where players could choose from various Nintendo icons and then have them smack the s*it out of each other in a wide selection of Nintendo-themed arenas. The series has spawned many imitators over the years; the latest is MultiVersus, which is roughly the same thing except this time it’s characters from Warner Bros. properties smacking the s*it out of each other.

What’s more, the game has brought back actors who have played these characters over the years to voice them. So when Batman punches Shaggy from Scooby Doo in the face, that’s really Kevin Conroy and Matthew Lillard making the noises.

Another character who will show up is Arya Stark from Game of Thrones, which is a good choice if you want to have Westeros represented. Actor Maisie Williams came out to lend her voice, although as she explained to Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, it didn’t go how she expected.

Maisie Williams was surprised to be “cussing out other cartoon characters” as Arya Stark

As it ends up, Williams thought she would be recording lines for more of “a quest-style game” and then found herself “cussing out other cartoon characters, like, ‘What’s up, Bugs Bunny?’…It was kind of wild.”

MultiVersus looks fun, although I wouldn’t turn down a more expansive, story-driven Game of Thrones game in the future. Time will tell.

Side note: Williams is wearing the hell out of that outfit.

MultiVersus will come out later this year for Xbox and PlayStation consoles as well as on the PC.

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