Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Released Exclusively For Switch

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Marvel

After a decade of absence in the gaming world, Marvel Ultimate Alliance is set to make a comeback this year. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is scheduled to release July 19 and is exclusive for the Nintendo Switch.

Developed by Raven Software and published by Activision, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance was first released in 2006 to the Xbox 360, original Xbox, PS2, PS3, and Wii. What an odd selection of consoles. The game has the player form a team of four heroes from a list of at least 22 playable characters. The player is tasked by Nick Fury to go after the Masters or Evil.

The sequel, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2, was released in 2009. This time, players could combine the powers of two heroes to deliver a new attack known as a fusion.

For the latest version, players assemble a team in order to obtain the Infinity Stones before Thanos and the Black Order take them for themselves and unleash chaos of cosmic proportions. Players can choose heroes from a huge selection that includes, among many others, the Avengers, X-Men, and even Guardians of the Galaxy. Player favorites like Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, and Wolverine and expected to be back as well. There are also new additions in the likes of Doctor Strange, Deadpool, Black Panther, and even Spider-Gwen.

Thanos and the Infinity Stones
Thanos and the Infinity Stones Marvel

For the Switch version, players can now try to stop Thanos together with the game allowing a maximum of four people to play together, whether local or online.

Talking about the new game, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Nick Chavez said in a press release that the game is expected to bring together Marvel fans and gamers. He assures that given the “huge cast of Super Heroes to choose from, assembling your ultimate team, strategically combining skills to unleash powerful attacks and preventing galactic devastation with friends has never been more fun or immersive.”

Meanwhile Marvel Entertainment Executive Vice President Jay Ong said in the release that by partnering with Nintendo to bring the game to the Switch, it has elevated the series to new and greater heights. Ong adds that "the ability to play at home or on the go, solo, co-op and online with friends, Marvel fans can save the world from Thanos and high stakes threats in any way they like, anytime, anywhere.”

The game is available July 19 on the Nintendo eShop and is priced at $59.99.

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