Announced over the weekend out of nowhere, Activision revealed that Marvel Ultimate Alliance 1 and 2 are making their way to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The bundle has already released on PS4 and PC, with the Xbox release coming on Thursday, July 28th. Here are the new trailers.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance lets players create their ultimate team from the largest Super Hero alliance ever as they engage in an epic quest to determine the fate of the Marvel Universe. Players can control their own unique team by selecting from the largest roster of legendary Super Heroes ever assembled in one game. Through the epic campaign, the heroes will battle, team-up, and interact with over 140 characters from the Marvel Universe.
“Featuring a cast of over 22 playable characters, the first Marvel: Ultimate Alliance lets players create their own teams of heroes from the Marvel Universe, or recreate their favourite existing ones, like the Avengers, X-Men, Fantastic Four and more. Experience a story starring more than 140 legendary characters, including Captain America, Spider-Man, Thor, Loki, Wolverine, Doctor Doom, Ultron and many others. Customise and upgrade these mighty squads of champions to unleash upon the single-player campaign, or in cooperative and competitive online and local multiplayer for up to four players.”
In Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2, the Marvel Universe is being torn apart. The Superhuman Registration Act becomes law and Super Heroes must register as weapons of mass destruction, becoming licensed government agents. As Civil War is stirred, Iron Man leads the Pro-Registration side while Captain America spearheads the stand on Anti-Registration. The enemies you battle and the missions you accomplish depend on which side you choose.
Reports already circling the internet states that the DLC for the first game isn’t present on the PlayStation 4 release, with many believing that this is because the DLC was exclusive to Xbox 360. However, I recall years ago that after Disney bought Marvel, the DLC was taken down, meaning only those who had it purchased could use it, while those who didn’t pick it up, missed out. Whether it will be included in the Xbox One version is to be seen, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.
The two games are available on PS4 now for £29.99 each or in a bundle containing both of them for £44.99. In the US, that’s $40 each and $60 for both. A word of warning again, these games are only slightly upgraded. Don’t expect a completely overhauled remaster. You’re basically playing the same games again from about 10 years ago.