Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is possibly one of the exclusive titles for Nintendo Switch that players are really excited to play as soon as it gets released. The title was originally revealed during the Game Awards which was held in December 2018.
Nintendo has been really aggressive this console generation after the fiasco with the Wii U. The last generation console didn’t sell great as a result of which it never had a huge collection of games to look forward to. However, the Nintendo Switch is easily one of the best and the highest selling consoles in recent times because of lots of reasons.
One of the most important aspects is the huge collection of games, both first party and third party titles that are getting launched back to back on the platform. Apart from some unexpected title launches like the Crash Bandicoot, Wolfenstein and Rocket League, the company didn’t skip releasing their own exclusives that make a mark. After all, when gamers are busy playing on the go, they would want lots of choices and the Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 seems to be the perfect option with any time drop-in, drop-out co-op campaign.
Exploring the Marvel Avengers Universe
A bunch load of characters is part of the game where all the best Avengers, as well as many other heroes from the Marvel universe, go against Thanos. The most menacing villain of them all, Thanos in the movies does a lot more than the typical threats super villains pose. He is on a quest to collect all the infinity stones so that he could destroy half of the universe in a snap.
While his goal is completely achieved in the movies, he is yet to collect all the stone in this fantasy RPG adventure game. A huge cast of Marvel heroes work alongside the Guardians of the Galaxy and even the X-Men are working alongside the team so that they could not only stop Thanos, but also the Black Order from gaining access to the infinity stones. The ultimate quest to make sure they don’t achieve their plans which would end up leaving millions of people dead all over the galaxy.
A Massive Character Rooster
The gameplay will assume a huge role in keeping players glued to the screens. Besides, the fact that you could actually carry your Nintendo Switch console anywhere makes the game playable wherever you want without being tied to the televisions or their computers. The game’s character rooster will definitely get any Marvel fan excited because there is something for everyone and people of all age groups would probably enjoy playing the game like no other.
Some of the most recent and widely known characters which will form the lineup in the game include Spiderman, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Spider Gwen, Deadpool, X-Men characters and many more. The Marvel movies have been out for nearly ten years now and they have created a huge difference not only in the world of movies but in the world of comics as well. People who never knew what the hype is all about became ardent fans of the series and the fact that Thanos had such a strong personality aside from his quest to destroy the world, made the entire world even more appealing than ever.
The Black Order is the subtitle which looks like will be used to introduce a whole collection of new villain armies that the heroes could fight against. Being a four-player co-op game, you will never find yourself in a position where there is less number of heroes to choose from. Instead, the trailer released for this Nintendo Switch exclusive confirmed that there will be at least 30 characters as soon as the game gets launched.
It will only further expand with time and there are more surprising additions including Nebula, Thanos’ daughter, Supergiant, Iron Man, Captain America, Ultron, Hulk, Thor, Sandman, Sentinels, Wolverine from X-Men, Kingpin, Green Goblin, Scarlet Witch, Black Widow, Lockjaw, Falcon and Crystal among a slew of others.
Mimicking LEGO Co-Op Gameplay But in a More Serious Style
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order comes in the right year when both gamers and moviegoers are super excited about the upcoming movie. Avengers End Game is the most anticipated movie of all times as it follows the story of Thanos and the team of heroes fighting to bring back those they lost in the big battle. However, the game follows a timeline which is set before all this time.
The overall gameplay according to the developers as well as the trailer online is similar to how you would explore a large world with friends in LEGO titles. Instead of being a cartoon-like approach, the developers have opted for more serious gameplay where you can invest your time to complete objectives. The best part is that you can get it done with a bunch of friends.
According to the official description, players will compete against time and villains in iconic locations spread around the Marvel universe. In order to make things easier, you are allowed to play with up to four people and with so many friends supporting you in team fights, it will obviously be one of the best experiences if all your friends already own a Nintendo Switch.
The co-operative gameplay is provided both locally and over the web. If you have three different friends in the same locality, all you need to do is share the screen and have additional controllers to make the co-op game possible. However, if they have Nintendo Switch consoles of their own and are located in different cities, they can always drop in or drop out based on their convenience making use of the online multiplayer option. Either way, you definitely need a couple of buddies to enjoy the game and slash your way through enemies.
Future DLC and More Characters, Maps Expected
Most games these days are being released with a view that the developers can eventually expand the universe further with additional content. While the trailer suggests that there will be at least 30 different heroes in the rooster when the title gets launched, it will be just the beginning of many more additional contents to come. Besides, the Marvel universe is massive and there are so many different heroes as well as other characters who could comfortably participate in the action.
When you are playing as a team, it helps a lot to have different heroes working together in co-op missions. After all, each one of them has unique powers but in order to keep gameplay balanced in this drop-in/ drop-out title, we presume that there will be no dependency on hero powers in order to complete a level successfully. After all, when you suddenly have friends join you in online multiplayer but may also leave, it is wise to keep the gameplay balanced. It will enable other players on-board to continue playing the missions and take down The Black Order enemies without much difficulty.
Combined Powers and Special Moves
In the trailer, the gameplay reveals that players will be able to fight solo or also team up to take down hordes of enemies at once. They will be able to use hero specific powers such as guns owned by Black Widow, Wolverine claws, Captain America’s Shield and Thor’s hammer. Each weapon has a basic hit, a power hit and special powers which can be unlocked when you fill up the meter.
The four heroes also have commonly combined powers that they can all perform at once to wipe clean the entire screen. The game works locally on four different Nintendo Switch consoles, but it is unclear whether you will be able to do at least two player co-op on the same screen. Considering how small the display is, it might be difficult to witness the action and to allow two people to play at once on the same device. The hack and slash look amazing combined with the endless collection of characters who pop up in all corners in the trailer. It will only grow and it might become another amazing Nintendo Switch exclusive that is popular among the community similar to how Super Smash Bros is with an extended rooster.
Official Release Date for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
Nintendo Switch has a bunch of great games scheduled for launch in 2019. Some of them are exclusives and provide a great selection of different genres to choose from. The Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is easily one among the best releases scheduled for launch. Astral Chain is another title which is scheduled for launch this year and all these exclusives just make buying a new Switch console a great pick for people of all age groups and also those who are interested in having co-op games that they could play with a group of friends.
The official release date for the game as confirmed by the developers is July 19th on which the title will find its way on all Switch consoles and you should probably grab a copy, especially if you have friends who could help you in this co-op adventure as your Avengers team.