The first set of paid DLC part of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order’s Expansion Pass has released a few hours early, adding new playable characters to the game alongside a hefty free update.
“Marvel Knights: Curse of the Vampire” adds Moon Knight, Morbius, Punisher, and Blade to the game plus a new “Gauntlet” mode, part of MUA3’s $19.99 Expansion Pass.
In Gauntlet mode, players partake in a series of multi-stage challenges to earn S.H.I.E.L.D. Tokens and to unlock the paid DLC pack’s new characters.
In tandem with the paid DLC content’s release, though, are some free updates, including a level cap raise to 150 and “part of the new Gauntlet mode.”
The following costumes are now available for existing characters:
- 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
Additionally, a brand-new “Nightmare” mode and the “S.H.I.E.L.D. Depot” have been added.
Nightmare mode causes random enemies to be infected by a vampiric curse, making them harder to defeat than usual.
Finally, the S.H.I.E.L.D. Depot allows players to spend their hard-earned Tokens on costumes, voice lines, and power-ups for their characters.
“Marvel Knights: Curse of the Vampire” was scheduled for release tomorrow, September 30th, but was instead surprise-dropped a few hours earlier.
Two more waves of DLC are scheduled to hit the game as part of the Expansion Pass: an X-Men-themed one and a Fantastic Four-themed one, one of which will arrive later this year and the other in 2020.
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