Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Is Coming To Switch

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A major new game for Nintendo Switch was revealed during The Game Awards, and it's an unexpected one. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, a follow-up to the dormant series is in development exclusively for Switch. Like its predecessors, The Black Order is a co-op beat-em-up, featuring veteran characters such as Wolverine and Hulk, but also welcoming newcomers like the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy. The timing worked out nicely, with Avengers: Endgame's trailer dropping this morning.

Perhaps the most surprising news of all: The Black Order is being developed by Team Ninja, the crew behind the Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden series. Nintendo will publish it. The trailer began with Nebula giving the Guardians of the Galaxy a talking to for dooming the universe.

From that point it's a rapid showcase of the playable cast of characters, which includes Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Gamora, Star-Lord, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor, and Spider-Man, among many others. In terms of villains, it looks like the big bad is Thanos, who is equipped with a fully gemmed out Infinity Gauntlet. However, there's a few other surprise villains including The Black Order and X-Men hounders the Sentinels.

In a press release, Nintendo said the game "brings together super heroes and super villains from across the Marvel Universe to battle for the limitless power of the Infinity Gauntlet, one Stone at a time. This unprecedented team of characters must use their unique superpowers to defeat the mad cosmic tyrant Thanos and his ruthless warmasters, The Black Order. The game will feature an original story and a playable cast of dozens of Marvel Super Heroes, including the Avengers, the X-Men, and--for the first time in series history--the Guardians of the Galaxy."

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 has a cel-shaded style, which suits Marvel's characters nicely and brings to mind the recent Marvel Vs. Capcom fighting games. Previous Marvel Ultimate Alliance games had a huge cast, and although the trailer shown during The Game Awards certainly features a good selection of iconic Marvel heroes and villains, we've got our fingers crossed for more reveals in the future.

The new game offers four-player multiplayer support, and players can drop in at any time. Multiplayer covers local and online support, and you can use a single Joy-Con controller to play.

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I'll wait for the reviews... it looks like a PS2-era game

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......Well shit, I guess I'm lucky I bought a Switch then. Its bullshit, but lucky.

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Another exclusive Marvel game. This will probably start happening a lot.

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I hate third-party console exclusive games! Why would they do this?!

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@jptruth: What a temper tantrum. My nephew acts the same way, but he's 8 though.

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@jptruth: Your tears are salty and delicious.

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Hope the FF make it in

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Sounds good but Team Ninja? I wonder if my kid will be able to play it or get frustrated

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I have a Switch and I'd still prefer it on either other console or the PC...

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@UrbanMessiah: I have a Switch and your comment is asinine. But that's your choice to miss out.

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@parabol69: Little late to the party but OK...if you'd prefer it on the obvious inferior console, that's your choice. I'd just rather have it looking and running as best it can, not struggling to maintain the bare minimum like most Switch ports.

Also, what's truly "asinine" is assuming I wasn't still considering getting it simply because I would rather see it on a superior platform. Next time, how about calming your fanboy impulses to defend something just because someone was, in your incorrect opinion, mean to it?

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Wow! I hope we get Shang-Chi as playable as well as Silver Samurai as playable.

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Aww! Loved X-Men Legends. Mostly loved Ultimate Alliance. That online Marvel game was...kind of cool, but the closest we got to a proper follow-up.

This is...on the Switch? Lame.

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@Barighm: That they make it a Switch exclusive feels like a big dump on the chest on many fans.

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@toffifee: Why? The series hasn't had a new entry in 10 years, during which many people who played those games to begin with have moved on in their life. Also, the remasters sold very poorly. Releasing it on the Switch seems like a good move. The Switch is starting to outsell the Xbox One and this is the kind of game that translates to pick up & play really well.

But I knew this was going to happen. "WAAAAAA, the Switch has no third party support." Major game gets announced, everyone goes "WAAAAAAA, it's on the Switch? TERRIBLE!"

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@Barighm: but why?

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Well, I would have wanted to get this, but unlike the first two, this appears to be based on the current cinematic universe rather than the classic or Ultimate universe that the previous games used. The Guardians of the Galaxy are in it? Yawn, it's overstayed it's welcome. Also, it appears to have taken a more up-close brawler style rather than a Diablo-style RPG that the previous games had.

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Could be fun, but the graphics look like a mobile game. Hopefully they can fine tune it before it's released.

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Seems silly to limit something everyone has been wanting for awhile, like this, to just one console.

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@aproxinate: This x1000.

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I can taste the salty tears already.

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Wow! I can’t believe it’s switch exclusive. Maybe I do need to buy a switch after all.

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@d9000: I once thought like you are thinking now. I bought the switch to play mario. once I finished it, came more games, each new game a new disappointment with silly games and re re releases. in the end my switch sat on my shelf for 3 months. because there was nothing that made me feel like getting it to play. I sold it.

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@gusbr: kinda how I feel about the ps4

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@sd4138: sold my ps4 long time ago too.

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Not necessarily feeling the cel-shaded design but it doesn't look bad at all, hopefully it's is as good as the first one.

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Sour Grapes in coming......

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@smackybumbum: Don't forget the 'member berries.

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@lionheartssj1: I member!

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