The first free DLC update for Nintendo Switch exclusive Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, is only a few days away, and Marvel has now revealed which new costumes are included.
During the latest episode of the Marvel Minute YouTube series, Spider-Man’s Symbiote Suit, Planet Hulk, and a Ms. Marvel suit for Captain Marvel were all announced as part of the August 30 free update. This also includes the first new character additions to the roster in the shape of the X-Men’s Cyclops and Colossus.
This is just the first of Ultimate Alliance 3’s free costume DLC, with more to come through early 2020. If you have a hankering for more new characters, however, you’ll have to purchase the Premium Pass. Blade, Moon Knight, Morbius, and Punisher are set to debut in the first paid DLC pack arriving on September 30. The Fantastic Four and more X-Men characters are also planned to be added at a later date, launching sometime in 2019 and 2020, respectively.
In our Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order review, we said, “More so than its predecessors, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order excels because of its character diversity and the ways its disparate heroes work together. For this reason alone it’s an ideal co-op game, whether you’re playing with another friend in the same room or with three friends online, but the AI more than holds its own if you’re playing alone, too. It falters in places, but there’s still nothing quite like the Ultimate Alliance series, and this long-awaited third entry makes it a triumphant return for a superhero brawler that feels more relevant than ever.”
This might be the last time we see Spider-Man team up with other Marvel heroes on screen for a while. The recent split between Disney and Sony means the days of Spider-Man in the MCU are likely over. Star Tom Holland has spoken about future post-Marvel Spider-Man products, and Jeff Goldblum’s reaction to the news was suitably Goldblum-esque. At least we’ll always have Ultimate Alliance 3 for all our Spider-Man related team-ups.