The long-awaited Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order will be released on July 19th, 2019 and will be available exclusively on the Nintendo Switch.
The continuation of the acclaimed Ultimate Alliance series, which saw its last entry released ten years ago, has been eagerly awaited by fans since its surprise announcement late last year during the Game Awards in Los Angeles.
While many were surprised that the title will be a Nintendo exclusive, as the last two entries in the series were available on both PlayStation and Xbox, that has not hampered excitement. If anything, it makes perfect sense for a co-op game to release exclusively on a console dedicated to preserving co-op experiences.
You can view the announcement trailer below:
Ultimate Alliance 3 will feature characters from The Avengers, The X-Men, and Guardians of the Galaxy including Iron Man, Wolverine, Spider-Man, Deadpool, Spider-Gwen, Hulk, Captain American, Black Panther and Doctor Strange, each with unique abilities and special moves.
The story follows the heroes as they fight through iconic Marvel locations in a frantic search to find the Infinity Stones before Thanos and The Black Order can use them. The gameplay features local and online co-op for up to four players with the ability to drop in and out whenever.
Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, states that, “MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order brings gamers and Marvel fans together in a new action RPG exclusive to the Nintendo Switch. With a 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.”
“Teaming up with Nintendo to bring MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order to the Nintendo Switch system elevates the MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE series to even greater heights,” explained Jay Ong, Executive Vice President at Marvel Entertainment. “With 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-stake threats in any way they like, anytime, anywhere.”
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order will be released simultaneously in stores and on the Nintendo eShop on July 19th, 2019 for an MSRP of $59.99. A Nintendo Switch Online membership is required for online play.
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