Nintendo Switch First Look – Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order

It’s been a while since I’ve played a multiplayer co-op game. That was in the year 2000, playing a Fighting Force game on PlayStation One.

Well, unfortunately this article is not about PlayStation One games. Instead, we are going to take a look at the next game on Nintendo Switch; Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order.

My first perspective on this game is that it is packed with cartoonish animation of Marvel characters, be it superhero or supervillain, in their battle environments.

Four points in my first perspective

Multiplayer cooperative mode

The game is designed with up to four players to cooperate on a single goal. As in other cooperative fighting games, your work rate and ability to work as a team will be tested, using skills that add value to the overall goal. For example, a hectic type of character like Wolverine is more suited to going up against a strong supervillain like the Juggernaut.

The best part of cooperative multiplayer mode is that it adds fun during those intense battles with those formidable bosses. Engaging with friends or online players on your upcoming battle strategies, weapon picks, and superhero picks adds a more competitive atmosphere during pre-game battles.

marvel characters

The game offers 26 characters excluding unlockables. All 26 characters have different fighting styles and abilities to explore. My personal favorites Spider-Man and Wolverine are also available to select from in-game.

The most notorious supervillains are also available to meet Thanos, Magneto, Wilson Fisk as the Kingpin, Electro, Dr Octopus and many more.

Level up

The beauty of this game is that you will have the opportunity to develop your superhero. Quests and side quests allow you to earn coins to upgrade your hero’s skill and maybe weapons as well.


The story of the game is based on the environment of the X-Men, especially Xavier’s academy. Supervillains, most notably Thanos and Magneto, will be a part of the story, adding a bit of a cinematic atmosphere to gameplay.


As a Marvel fan, I would definitely buy this game as I get a chance to explore Marvel characters. So that can add better replay value to the game.

However, the game can be repetitive when it comes to battling enemies. It really depends on how the Marvel Alliance series develops the AI ​​(artificial intelligence) in each battle that strikes a balance between the fun factor and the challenge factor.

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