Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order to get PvP in Rise of Phoenix DLC

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order's next DLC pack, Rise of Phoenix, includes new character, PvP, and more.


Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order was a bit of a treat when it released earlier this year on the Nintendo Switch. Now, several months after release, those still enjoying the game have some new things to look forward to as Nintendo revealed Rise of Phoenix during tonight’s Game Awards 2019 ceremony.

The new DLC is set to release later this month on December 23 and will bring four new player characters to the game, including Cable, Gambit, Iceman, and of course, Phoenix. The upcoming DLC also brings about some new game modes for players to dive into. First up on that list is Danger Room, which appears to be some type of survival mode that pits players against large hordes of enemies. It looks to be something from the X-Men comics, where we often saw a “danger room” like simulation sequence that the heroes used to train.

Danger Room also appears to offer some form of PvP, which we’re sure we’ll learn more about as we grow closer to the DLC’s release date in late December. For many, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order has slipped under the radar. While not bad, the game definitely launched with some issues earlier this year. Despite that, though, Ozzie Mejia wrote in his review, “ Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 retains much of the formula that made the original games the best of their genre. It has a massive roster of comic book favorites, a slew of recognizable locations, some well-designed boss battles, and an intricately crafted storyline that touches upon every cornerstone of the Marvel pantheon. What holds it back from true greatness is a wretched camera and a few missteps with the dialogue system. Outside of that, this is a fine return for one of Marvel's great gaming franchises. Ultimate Alliance is still the best it is at what it does and what it does is very nice.”

We’ll keep an eye out for more info about the DLC as we get closer to December 23.

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