At San Diego Comic Con, it was revealed out of nowhere that both Marvel Ultimate Alliance 1 and 2 would be getting a re-release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. There was a lot of excitement, and rightly so, as they’re great games, and with the fantastic and popular Marvel movies doing the business in the cinemas and in pop culture, it made sense. However, they weren’t exactly remastered and they came with a few problems.
First off, it seems the PC version suffered the most, with controller problems, sound dropping off and many other issues. Fans complained on Twitter, and thankfully a response came which Activision began working on. Phew!
Now a PC patch has rolled out, and not only that. There is promise of future DLC for free, content which was available when the games were in their prime.
The patch fixes the following:
- Controller mapping improvements that address both Xbox One and Xbox 360 buttons, triggers, and a problem specifically with the A button
- General improvements to audio and fixes for the crackling sounds
- Improvements to player invitations for Marvel Ultimate Alliance
- UI updates and fixes for desync/disconnection issues when playing online
“Both the standalone and bundled versions of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 feature all of its original DLC,” the publisher said.
“We are still working on making the DLC for the first Marvel Ultimate Alliance available in the coming weeks as a free update for everyone who has purchased the title on these platforms alone or as part of the bundle.
“We’re focused on identifying and fixing the issues that have been occurring. Thank you for your continued patience as we address these issues.”
Both Marvel Ultimate Alliance games are available for $40 each, or $60 as a bundle. They’re great for local co-op action, and feature a huge lineup of Marvel heroes, which lets you mix and match who fights together. Certain combinations offer certain benefits, such as having all X-Men fighting together, or all Avengers, or all of the Fantastic Four.