Tonight at The Game Awards, it was announced that Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is on the way, and it will be released exclusively for Nintendo Switch. Like previous games in the series, The Black Order is a co-op beat-em-up, featuring veteran UItimate Alliance characters such as Wolverine and Hulk, but also welcoming newcomers like the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy.
Perhaps the most surprising news of all: The Black Order is being developed by Team Ninja, the crew behind the Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden series. The trailer began with Nebula giving the Guardians of the Galaxy a talking to for dooming the universe.
From that point it’s a rapid showcase of the playable cast of characters, which includes Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Gamora, Star-Lord, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor, and Spider-Man, among many others. In terms of villains, it looks like the big bad is Thanos, who is equipped with a fully gemmed out Infinity Gauntlet. However, there’s a few other surprise villains including The Black Order and X-Men hounders the Sentinels.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 has a cel-shaded style, which suits Marvel’s characters nicely and brings to mind the recent Marvel Vs. Capcom fighting games. Previous Marvel Ultimate Alliance games had a huge cast, and although the trailer shown during The Game Awards certainly features a good selection of iconic Marvel heroes and villains, we’ve got our fingers crossed for more reveals in the future.