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.
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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.
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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.
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KOEI Tecmo and HAMSTER have been cooperating for a while now in bringing their old Arcade titles to the Nintendo Switch, and now we have yet another new title added to the ever growing library. The title in question is Solomon’s Key, which is a puzzle based escape room type game. It is one of Tecmo’s early Arcade hits that also got ports to several home consoles during it’s hay day.
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!
We are getting ever closer to Disney/Marvel, Nintendo and KOEI Tecmo/Team Ninja’s joint collaborative effort, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order release date, and now GameInformer is heavily featuring the title as June 2019’s cover story for their magazine.
Along with this news, more information about the game has been revealed by them, such as an exclusive first reveal of Hawkeye and Ms. Marvel. More exclusive content is also planned to be revealed during June from them.
You can read GameInformer’s official press release below:
More than a decade ago, the X-Men Legends and Marvel Ultimate Alliance games lit up our gaming screens, fulfilling the fantasies of comic book fans everywhere with the chance to build our own superhero teams and beat down the bad guys in rollicking action/RPG adventures. Then, like they were snapped out of existence, the series disappeared.
Now an unexpected partnership between Marvel Games, Nintendo, and Koei Tecmo / Team Ninja is bringing Ultimate Alliance back to life. The new Switch exclusive releases on July 19, and we had the opportunity to visit Nintendo’s North American headquarters and experience the game for ourselves. We got exclusive hands-on access with a bevy of heroes, saw some brand-new playable characters, and spoke with all the involved teams about how this unlikely team-up came to be. If you’re riding high on the Marvel excitement train the way we are, you won’t want to miss our exclusive look at the game, which headlines the new June issue of Game Informer.
As well as the above information, more content to be released in June, there is also a coverage trailer which you can view below:
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order releases on July 19th exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.
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Back at last year’s The Game Awards, Nintendo snuck out a surprise that nobody was expecting. Revealed was Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order coming exclusively to the Nintendo Switch, being co-developed by KOEI Tecmo and Team Ninja.
Now that Summer is getting ever closer, we now have an official release date for when the game will be coming out! The game itself will launch July 19th worldwide in both physical and digital forms. Enjoy some Marvel Superhero co-op fun anytime anywhere!
You can find the full information of the game via Nintendo below:
In the Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order game, you’ll assemble your ultimate team of Marvel Super Heroes from a huge cast, including the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and X-Men, among many others.
While iconic characters like Iron Man, Wolverine, Spider-Man, Hulk and Captain America are back, newly announced heroes like Black Panther, Deadpool, Spider-Gwen and Doctor Strange also join the action, each with individual abilities or special moves.
In this new story, Super Heroes unite in a race across iconic locations in the Marvel Universe to find the Infinity Stones before Thanos and The Black Order use them to unleash cosmic chaos. Up to four people can play together in local* or online** co-op, with the ability to drop in and out at any time.
“Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order brings gamers and Marvel fans together in a new action RPG exclusive to Nintendo Switch,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “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,” said 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 stakes threats in any way they like, anytime, anywhere.”
Will you be picking up Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 this July? Let us know in those comments!
Dragon Quest Builders 2 was yet another title mentioned during the Nintendo Direct last week, showing some footage for the western release of the title and a locked in release date. Though the Direct only showed off the Switch version, Square-Enix soon after confirmed the same release date for the PS4 version of the title.
Square-Enix also published some details for the game, which you can read below:
As the follow up title to the critically acclaimed 2016 game, Dragon Quest Builders, Dragon Quest Builders 2 packs in even more content and unlimited building combinations in an all-new original story with new characters, world, and gameplay to satisfy longtime fans and newcomers alike.
Dragon Quest Builders 2 introduces online multiplayer for the first time, allowing up to four friends to play together and create something truly magnificent. It also features a plethora of new gameplay enhancements, including the ability for players to:
–Construct bigger structures with more variety and options than before,
–Travel faster by soaring, swimming and dashing through the expansive world,
–Inspire villagers to help out alongside them,
–Create their own farms and raise a multitude of crops,
–Divert flowing water to create your own rivers, waterfalls, and swimming holes,
–First-person mode and more.
You can also check out the Nintendo Direct footage below:
Dragon Quest Builders 2 will be launching July 12th in both US and EU for PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
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