Review: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order

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Choose your 4 favorite fighters from the Marvel universe and battle hordes and hordes of enemies. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 offers to cross various levels of Daredevil, Avengers, Luke Cage, X-men, Fantastic 4 and fight their respective antagonists between 1 and 4 players simultaneously.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Boxart Shared ScreenRelease date: 19 July 2019

Developed by: Team Ninja/Koei Tecmo
Published by: Nintendo
Available on: Nintendo Switch

Type of game: Action Beat’em all, beat’em up
Average game time: 20 minutes

Estimate of the total duration of the game:
13 hours to finish the story.
93 hours to complete everything.

Business model: Need to buy the main game.
Adventure extensions can be purchased separately online.

Number of players:
– 1 to 4 players
– From 1 to 4 players per online game.

Available in physical (cartridge) or digital (download) format.

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Several difficulty modes are available and there is something to satisfy the most hardcore players as well.

Violence, fear, nudity?
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Everyone fights with punches, foot, knives, firearms, magical attacks (fire, wind, ice, electric).

A character appears with blood on his apron. A battlefield contains a large occult symbol that appears to be painted with blood.

Some images in the gallery have characters in costumes highlighting their chest, or buttocks. Some of the characters are in tight suits.

Level of language used
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The protagonists provoke and taunt before or during the fighting.

Positive message
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It is possible to teach teamwork through this game, as long as you are well supervised and surrounded, but that’s it.

Minimum reading level required
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A lot of texts, all over the place.

Additional costs ?
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3 optional extensions are available. More details below

Minimum level of execution on the controller required
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The game is enjoyable to play with the controller, even for beginners.

Principle of the game

You don’t have to have played the previous Marvel Ultimate Alliance to enjoy this game.

Choose your favorite Marvel hero and advance through the levels by hitting all enemies to advance.

Local game modes

Main Story Mode: Follow the progress of heroes in their quests to defeat the bad guys. From 1 to 4 players.

Infinity Mode: Many challenges with unique conditions of success in levels drawn from story mode. For a player.

Online gaming modes

You can play online if you pay for your Nintendo Switch console, the Nintendo Switch Online.

Co-op: Join friends or strangers online to browse the levels with them. 1 player per console.

However there is no one online. The servers are empty. You have to organize yourself with friends who also have the game to play it on the Internet.


Now sold together only, on the Nintendo Eshop, the 3 extensions are:

Rise of the Phoenix: To unlock and play with new characters from the X-Men, and follow an annex story featuring them.

Shadow of Doom: To unlock and play with new characters from the Fantastic 4,and follow an annex story featuring them.

Curse of the Vampire: To unlock and play with new characters from Blade, and follow an ancillary story featuring them.


Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is a cluttered game, but also enjoyable, entertaining and relaxing. Players help each other and play as their favorite characters. The realization of the title is not really up to scratch but it does not matter. It’s a popcorn game to change your mind like Marvel movies are.

More information about the game: Official game page

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