It’s a new year (and decade!), so we look back at the past year’s KOEI Tecmo game releases, and pick out our favourites! Vote in our poll below and share what your favourite KOEI Tecmo game of 2019 was! (Keep in mind this is for Western launched games only)
It was The Game Awards last week, and with it you get the bevy of annual “World Premiere” announcements. Right off the bat of the awards, Nintendo and KOEI Tecmo dropped a trailer for the second expansion pack for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, called “Rise of the Phoenix”.
The expansion pack features new playable characters from the X-Men franchise such as the titular character Phoenix herself, and cult favourite Gambit. You can check the trailer out below:
Rise of the Phoenix expansion pack will launch December 23rd worldwide for all those who have bought the Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 expansion pass. Below you can check out the brief description of the DLC:
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 with this downloadable content pack: Phoenix, Gambit, Iceman, and Cable. Plus, 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.
With new modes and characters, arriving just in time for Christmas! Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is out now exclusively for Nintendo Switch!
What are your thoughts on the Expansion Pack reveal? Are you excited to get your buddies / family together for some comic hijinks this Christmas? Let us know in those comments!
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order has been out now for a few months, as an exclusive title for Nintendo Switch developed between Team Ninja, Marvel and Nintendo. Now the first DLC expansion (of three) has gone live and is available for everyone who purchased the expansion pass!
The first Expansion Pack that focuses on the Marvel Knights adds four new characters, Punisher, Blade, Moon Knight and Morbius. Along with the new character additions there is a new game mode called Gauntlet Mode added. In Gauntlet mode, up to four players can work together to tackle a series of co-op challenges, which upon completion unlocks a survival mode version for endless runs.
Alongside this DLC pack, there is also a free content update for all players. New outfits are now available for free for Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Black Panther and more. There is also a new ‘Nightmare’ version for Story Mode that adds unique challenges not found in the other difficulties.
You can only pick up the DLC expansion pack by purchasing the expansion pass for £17.99/€19.99/$19.99, which will also include two more Packs to release at a later date.
Below you can check out the DLC Pack launch trailer:
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is out now worldwide exclusively on Nintendo Switch.
What are your thoughts on the first DLC Expansion? Are you glad to see free updates as well? Let us know in those comments!
Nintendo have announced that the first DLC Expansion for Team Ninja’s Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is arriving this September. It is known as “Expansion 1: Curse of the Vampie”, which will feature four new Marvel Knights characters.
The characters in question are Blade, Moon Knight, Punisher and Morbius. Along with these four new character additions, you will have access to an all new Gauntlet Mode which will offer a variety of co-op missions to play through.
The new DLC Expansion is set to arrive September 30th worldwide exclusively for Nintendo Switch. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is out now on the Nintendo Switch!
What are your thoughts on the first expansion for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3? Let us know in those comments!
We have known for a while now that Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 was going to receive post release DLC support with it’s Expansion Pass. Though to what is a very nice surprise we are also starting to see free content updates arriving as well. As of the launch of the game (19th July worldwide), Loki is now a free addition to the already large Marvel cast list.
It has also been confirmed that more characters are in the pipeline to arrive as free DLC, with now confirmed X-men stars Cyclops and Colossus as the first to arrive on August 30th worldwide.
The first Expansion Pass pack “Marvel Knights” is planned to arrive sometime during Fall 2019. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is out now exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.
What are your thoughts on Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 receiving free updates? Let us know in those comments!
Last week was E3 2019, and Nintendo were not shy showing off a ton of content for two high profile games they are working on with KOEI Tecmo. Two games were shown in particular, both titles releasing this July. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order and Fire Emblem: Three Houses, that got new trailers and Nintendo Treehouse Live got knee deep in both of the games’ mechanics.
You can view all of the Nintendo Treehouse Live gameplay below:
It’s safe to say both games are looking like a whole lot of fun, and there is not long to wait for them either!
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order releases July 19th while Fire Emblem: Three Houses launches July 26th, both exclusive to Nintendo Switch.
What are your thoughts on the gameplay shown via Nintendo Treehouse Live @ E3 2019? Will you be picking either games up? Let us know in those comments!
During Nintendo’s E3 2019 Direct yesterday, they showed off some new features to upcoming collaboration with Team Ninja Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order. Along with showing some cool gameplay segments, some story cutscenes and other flashy stuff you come to expect from Team Ninja, at the end an Expansion Pass was announced for the title.
The Expansion Pass though looks to be in a very similar vein to how Hyrule Warriors and Fire Emblem Warriors treated theirs. A modest fee for three big content packs, in this case focusing on Marvel Knights, X-Men and Fantastic Four.
Below you can read what the Expansion Pass contents will include:
Expand your adventure and roster of playable characters in the Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order game with the paid Expansion Pass, which grants access to three exclusive DLC packs that will become available as they release one at a time after the game’s launch and will not be available for individual purchase.
DLC packs will contain new content such as playable characters, modes, and additional story.
Includes content from popular franchises, like the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, and the Marvel Knights.
First DLC pack will be available in Fall 2019.
Purchasers of the Expansion Pass to receive an in-game alternative-color chef outfit for Deadpool at game launch..
The DLC itself will start to roll out this Fall with it’s first pack; Marvel Knights. You can check out the full trailer from the Nintendo Direct below:
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order releases July 19th exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide.
What are your thoughts on more content coming to Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3? Do you hope to see more franchises get their own added packs? Let us know in those comments!
Unless you have been living under a rock the past few decades, you’d know that it is E3 next week (June 11-13), the biggest gaming expo around the world. With an event of this size it is no wonder that KOEI Tecmo will be showing off titles. However with Sony dropping out from this years event what would KOEI Tecmo be able to show?
This year is going to be all Nintendo from the looks of things, as they are a big player on the E3 playing field. The three major titles that KOEI Tecmo are involved in will be Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, Dragon Quest Builders 2 and Fire Emblem: Three Houses. If Dragon Quest Builders 2 doesn’t get featured on Nintendo’s Treehouse livestreams, it will more than likely appear during Square-Enix’s conference – showing both the PS4 and Nintendo Switch versions.
We hope to see some decent play time with Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 as well as any more information we can scrape from Fire Emblem Three Houses, which looks to bring great strategical action to the table.
With Sony not turning up, we can safely say there will be no information regarding the upcoming Ni-Oh 2, which recently got a closed alpha test. There is a slight chance A.O.T 2: Final Battle will show up, but that will simply depend if the Nintendo Treehouse team decide to play it.
As for new titles or reveals? We do hope to hear something new from KOEI Tecmo, and the most likely reveal would be a new collaboration with Nintendo, perhaps even a sequel to Hyrule Warriors or another Warriors mix with a Nintendo IP.
Either way, there will be three titles definitely shown for us all to look forward to seeing, with new details and full gameplay. The three games in question release throughout July 2019.
What are you hoping to see at E3 2019 from KOEI Tecmo? Would you like to see a new collaboration effort? Let us know in those comments!