Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
- Console: Nintendo Switch (Console Exclusive)
- Availability: Physical and digital
- Genre: Action, Role-Playing
- North American Release Date: July 19th, 2019
- Japanese Release Date: July 19th, 2019
- European Release Date: July 19th, 2019
- ESRB Rating: T
- Supported Play Modes: TV, Tabletop, Handheld
- No. of Players: 1-4 players
- Nintendo Switch Online Support: Online Play, Save Data Cloud
- amiibo Compatibility?: No
- Developers: KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD., Team NINJA
- Review Score: 8.0
Assemble your ultimate team of Marvel Super Heroes from a huge cast including the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men, and more! Team up with friends to prevent galactic devastation at the hands of the mad cosmic tyrant Thanos and his ruthless warmasters, The Black Order. Then expand your ultimate alliance with the paid Expansion Pass, which includes upcoming DLC content from popular franchises like the Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Marvel Knights.
- Assemble your ultimate team of Super Heroes from the Marvel Universe, each with their unique superpowers.
- Super Heroes battle Thanos and The Black Order across the Marvel Universe in this new original story.
- Local and Online Multiplayer – The game can be played offline or online with up to 4 players on a single screen or using multiple systems.
- In addition to the series’ traditional perspective, players can also select a dynamic, zoomed-in view, allowing for a more immersive play style for single-player or multiplayer when using multiple systems.
Version 1.1.0 Update
Cyclops and Colossus were added to the game as new playable characters alongside new Infinity Rifts and the following costumes:
- Spider-Man: Symbiote Suit
- Hulk: Planet Hulk
- Captain Marvel: Ms. Marvel
Released on August 30th, 2019 completely free of charge.
Version 2.0.0 Update
Nightmare mode and “part” of the “Marvel Knights: Curse of the Vampire” DLC’s Gauntlet mode were added alongside the S.H.I.E.L.D Depot, a level cap raise to 150, customizable voice lines, and the following new costumes:
- Black Panther: Thrice-Blessed Armor
- Captain America: Super Soldier Uniform
- Hulk: Planet Hulk (Red Hulk)
- Iron Man: Extremis Armor
- Captain Marvel: Ms. Marvel (All-White)
- Spider-Man: Symbiote Suit (Red-and-Gold)
- Thor: Ultimate
Officially released on September 30th, 2019, but launched a few hours earlier on September 29th, 2019 completely free of charge.
Version 3.0.0 Update
“Part of” the “X-Men: Rise of the Phoenix” pack’s Danger Room mode and new Gauntlet mode stages were added alongside a new Events tab for the main menu, new unlockable voice lines, and a level cap raise to 200. The following costumes were also added:
- Blade: Classic
- Moon Knight: Armored
- Punisher: Age of Apocalypse
- Morbius: Midnight Sons
Released on December 23rd, 2019 completely free of charge.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Expansion Pass
The Expansion Pass includes three DLC packs. These packs cannot be bought separately.
Available to purchase for $19.99 USD.
DLC 1 – Marvel Knights: Curse of the Vampire
Prepare to step into the boots of Punisher, Blade, Moon Knight, and Morbius—the Marvel Knights are joining the alliance! These playable characters are part of DLC Pack 1 included with the Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Expansion Pass, which also includes a new mode!
In Gauntlet Mode, up to four players take on a frenzied series of co-op challenges in rapid succession to earn rewards. Once you’ve cleared a Gauntlet, you’ll unlock a survival-style version of it with ongoing waves of challenges. Find out how long you can last and see how your score stacks up with online rankings!
Officially released on September 30th, 2019, but launched a few hours earlier on September 29th, 2019.
DLC 2 – X-Men: Rise of the Phoenix
Dark Phoenix, the infinitely powerful cosmic entity from one of the X-Men’s greatest sagas, unleashes an era of fiery destruction! Four more X-Men join the alliance—Phoenix, Gambit, Ice Man, and Cable— with the purchase of the Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Expansion Pass.
Face-off against friends in the newly added Danger Room mode! Up to four players will compete to see who can take down enemies while being barraged by buffs and debuffs.
The following costumes are also included:
- Storm: Punk
- Loki: Kid
- Wolverine: Old Man Logan
- Psylocke: House of M
- Nightcrawler: House of M
- Magneto: Modern
- Doctor Strange: Blue Mage
- Scarlet Witch: Classic
- Elsa Bloodstone: Zombie Hunter
- Ghost Rider: Ghost Racers
- Cyclops: Astonishing
- Colossus: Age of Apocalypse
Released on December 23rd, 2019.
DLC 3 – Shadow of Doom
DLC 3 will include Fantastic Four-themed content like new characters and costumes. What exactly will be included in this pack has yet to be confirmed.
Releases in Spring 2020.
Purchase the Expansion Pass to receive an in-game alternative-color chef outfit for Deadpool at game launch.