Classic console game series Marvel Ultimate Alliance has been given a re-birth as Activision and Marvel bring the classic series to next gen consoles but it’s not all good news as fans balk at the costly price.
Boasting one of the biggest rosters ever seen in any Marvel based game, Marvel Ultimate Alliance and it’s follow-up Ultimate Alliance 2 have been brought to next gen consoles allowing old fans to replay the classic games and new fans the chance to finally play those games not available on current consoles. The first Marvel Ultimate Alliance features 22 playable characters including Captain America, Black Panther, Storm and The Invisible Woman and included more than 140 iconic Marvel characters such as Psylocke, Winter Soldier and Loki spread across its story. Players can customize and upgrade their squad of heroes in the single-player campaign, co-op and competitive online and local multiplayer for up to four players.
It’s successor, 2009’s Ultimate Alliance 2 followed the Marvel Civil War story line and included an impressive roster similar to the games first outing.
From Executive Producer Mike Jones, “The team did work really hard on improving performance, some UI and graphic enhancements as well as making the games compatible with modern platform features.” Jones adds that the games “play really smooth.” Upon original release, both games included DLC that included extra characters, alternate outfits and comic missions but since the bundle’s release, it’s been noted the DLC that was part of Ultimate Alliance is missing while UA2 does include the DLC. It’s a bit of a kick in the face for fans who weren’t told about this prior to purchasing the bundle.
Speaking of which, both games, currently available on the Aussie PSN store can be bought separate for $50 each (yes $50 per game!!!) or as a bundle for $60. While most are excited about seeing the games available on their next gen console, the high price point on decade old games – some of which are missing dlc – is another misstep.
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The Marvel Ultimate Alliance bundle is available for PS4 and PC now and is set for a July 28th release on Xbox 1