A new Marvel Ultimate Alliance game is coming exclusively to the Nintendo Switch. Revealed during The Game Awards, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order sees Marvel’s greatest heroes team up to protect the Earth from its biggest threat yet. Team Ninja, the studio behind Nioh, is working on the game.
This the first Ultimate Alliance game since 2009. The series features an extensive roster of characters from the comics, all with their own unique abilities and powers, for cooperative missions and challenges. Ultimate Alliance 3 seems to take a bit of inspiration from the Marvel Cinematic Universe as several of the characters designs and voices resemble ones from the movies. The game will feature Avengers, X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy, and more.
This time the World’s Mightiest Heroes are teaming up to fight the Black Order, a group of warmasters led by Thanos. Plot details are slim beyond that, but we wouldn’t be surprised if Thanos’ plan involves the Infinity Gauntlet in some way.
Here’s everything else we know about the game:
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Release Date
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order will be released on July 19 exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Characters
The Fantastic Four (Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, the Human Torch, and the Thing) are joining the Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 roster as DLC characters. Here’s a list of all the confirmed playable characters in Ultimate Alliance 3.
Ant-Man/Giant-Man, Beast, Black Panther, Black Widow, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Crystal, Daredevil, Deadpool, Doctor Strange, Drax, Elektra, Falcon, Gamora, Groot, Hawkeye, Hulk, Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Iron Fist, Iron Man, Magneto, Mr. Fantastic, Ms. Marvel, Nightcrawler, Psylocke, Rocket Raccoon, Scarlet Witch, Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man (Miles Morales), Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Star-Lord, Storm, Thing, Thor, Venom, Vision, Wasp, Wolverine
And here are some additional confirmed characters who will likely serve as the game’s bosses:
Black Dwarf, Corvus Glaive, Dormammu, Ebony Maw, Electro, Green Goblin, Juggernaut, Kingpin, Mystique, Nebula, Proxima, Midnight, Ronan the Accuser, Supergiant, Sandman, Sentinels, Surtur, Thanos, Ultimo, Ultron
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Trailer
Game Informer has posted an exclusive gameplay preview of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 that offers an extended look at what you can expect from this upcoming Nintendo Switch exclusive. Check it out:
The latest trailer is below:
Here’s the debut trailer:
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Gameplay
According to the official blurb about the gameplay:
“The new game features the same kind of action-RPG gameplay that made the franchise such a hit over a decade ago. In Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, up to four players can drop in for co-op battles in a variety of ways: They can play online, link up offline via local wireless or pass a Joy-Con controller to a friend to join the team. With another pair of Joy-Con (sold separately), four players can team up on one system. In addition to the series’ traditional perspective, the new entry will let players select a dynamic, zoomed-in heroic view, allowing for a more immersive play style for single-player or multiplayer when using multiple systems.”