The Game Awards kicked off in surprising fashion tonight by announcing a world premiere exclusive with Nintendo and Marvel. But what game did they announce? Well, they revealed Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3! And again, it’s EXCLUSIVE to the Nintendo Switch!
For those who don’t remember, the original Ultimate Alliance games were on PS2 and other systems, and it brought together the Marvel Universe to face a major threat in an action-RPG setting. The first one had the Avengers and allies going against the Masters of Evil, then the sequel brought the team to war via the Civil War storyline.
Now, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 is going to be taking on many forms, with the trailer showing off threats in the form of the Black Order, Sentinels, Sandman, and more. And the Marvel character roster for the game seems to be even bigger than before.
Update: Looks like Team Ninja is the developer on this title, with Nintendo publishing it.
After its announcement, Nintendo released an official synopsis for the title:
MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order brings together Super Heroes and Super Villains from across the Marvel Universe to battle for the limitless power of the Infinity Gauntlet, one Stone at a time. This unprecedented team of characters must use their unique superpowers to defeat the mad cosmic tyrant Thanos and his ruthless warmasters, The Black Order. The game will feature an original story and a playable cast of dozens of Marvel Super Heroes, including the Avengers, the X-Men, and—for the first time in series history—the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Some of the Nintendo team also spoke about the collaboration:
The MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE games have been beloved by fans for more than a decade, and this new installment on Nintendo Switch will deliver even more of the thrills and heroics that the franchise is known for,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Thanks to our partnership with Marvel, the fate of the Marvel Universe will literally be in the hands of Nintendo Switch players, whether they’re at home or on the go.”
This is a HUGE score for the Nintendo Switch, and it’ll arrive in 2019.