Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is a 2019 video game by Nintendo, developed by Team Ninja.
Marvel Entertainment on Thursday, July 18, 2019 released the trailer:
MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order | Launch Trailer.
Like the previous two entries, gameplay is reminiscent of a top-down dungeon crawler with an emphasis on cooperative play. Up to four players can play the game cooperatively locally either on the same screen with a single docked Nintendo Switch system or undocked with up to four systems, or online with friends or random player lobbies. Players choose four characters from various Marvel families to traverse linear stages, fight enemies, and defeat bosses. Certain passive buffs are acquired with particular character combinations. Each character's controls are fundamentally identical; each has a jump, light attack, heavy attack, dodge, block, and four special abilities. Special abilities can be synced with the other three members for a synergy boost, with an especially powerful attack unleashed if all four party members sync up simultaneously. Additional characters are unlocked by story progression or optional Infinity Rift challenges, with more characters currently planned as free or paid downloadable content. Character progression is handled in a similar manner to traditional role-playing games, with party members leveling up by defeating enemies and bosses. In addition to stat increases, passive buffs can be attached to characters by equipping ISO-8 crystals. A sprawling skill tree is also present, which allows characters to gain permanent stat increases by acquiring and spending in-game currency. The plot of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is an original story written specifically for the game and disregards the stories and continuity of the first two games in the series. While it takes inspiration with recently released Marvel projects such as Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, both of which were inspired by the 1991 storyline The Infinity Gauntlet, it has been written to reflect its wider cast of characters and stand apart from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the comics, and other popularized versions. Additionally the game takes inspiration from various Marvel Comics storylines such as the 2008 Guardians of the Galaxy series, Spider-Verse, the 2017 Defenders series, Shadowland, Ultron Unlimited, Uncanny X-Force, Doctor Strange: Damnation, Paul Jenkins' Inhumans, Ta-Nehisi Coates' Black Panther, the aforementioned The Infinity Gauntlet, Brian Michael Bendis' Avengers Assemble, Jonathan Hickman's New Avengers, Infinity and The Black Order. The Mad Titan Thanos and the Black Order (consisting of Corvus Glaive, Proxima Midnight, Ebony Maw, Cull Obsidian, and Supergiant) attempt to collect the six Infinity Stones in order to achieve galactic conquest. Originally guarded by Nebula and Ronan the Accuser, the Guardians of the Galaxy stumble upon their attempt to hide them from the group and end up accidentally alerting them to their presence. In desperation, Star-Lord uses the Space Stone to scatter the other stones on Earth, and to get him and his team to safety. As S.H.I.E.L.D. detects their presence, Nick Fury Jr. unites the Guardians and Earth's heroes to find them. Together they are able to retrieve the Time Stone from the Sinister Six led by Green Goblin at the Raft, the Mind Stone from Ultron when he assaults Avengers Tower, the Power Stone from Brotherhood of Mutants during a Sentinel attack on the Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngsters, the Reality Stone from Dormammu in the Dark Dimension, and the Soul Stone from A.I.M. in an attack on Wakanda. Along the way, they help the Defenders retrieve an ISO-8 crystal from the Kingpin at Shadowland, stop an attempted coup d'état by Maximus the Mad at the Inhuman city of Attilan, and form uneasy alliances with Venom, Magneto, Loki, and Thanos' illegitimate son Thane.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order was scheduled to be released on July 19, 2019 by Nintendo.
It is a single-player and multiplayer video game.
This video game is available for the following platforms: Nintendo Switch.
Official website: nintendo.co.jp/switch/apy2a
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