Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, better known as Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, is action-RPG hack n’ slash developed by Koei Tecmo’s Team Ninja. It was announced on Game Awards 2018 to be published to Nintendo Switch and released on July 19, 2019.
The Guardians of the Galaxy have completed another job, but were not paid, due to Rocket attempting steal an artifact from the museum they guarded. Their ship detects a powerful energy signature, leading them to a hidden ship. Inside, they are confronted by Kree lead by Nebula and Ronan the Accuser; they are furious with the Guardians for giving away their location. Its revealed that Nebula and Ronan were hiding the six Infinity Stones from Thanos. However, the ship is next attacked by Proxima Midnight and Corvus Glaive or the Black Order and their army of Outriders. Before the villains can take the stones, Star-Lord grabs the Space Stone, wishing for his team and the stones to be somewhere safe.
This sends them to The Raft on Earth, where the prisoners are breaking out. They team up with Spider-Man (Peter Parker), helping help lock them back up. Outside, they are confronted by Sandman, who they manage to subdue with the the fire suppression system. Spider-Man reveals that they are on their own, as they need to keep the force-field on to keep the more dangerous villains in. Nick Fury next arrives with a team consisting of Black Widow, Captain America, Captain Mavel, Crystal, Falcon, Hulk, Iron Man, Thor and Wolverine; they were all teleported in by Crystal's dog Lockjaw. Nick reveals that thanks to Star-Lord, the Infinity Stones have been spread across the Earth; though Star-Lord still has the Space Stone with him.
The heroes continue through the raft, facing off against Electro and Venom; when Electro weakens, Venom eats him for a power boost. Defeated, Venom is convinced to put aside his hatred of Spider-Man to help protect the world. After helping Luke Cage put away more prisoner, the heroes find Ms. Marvel, Spider-Gwen and Spider-Man (Miles Morales) being manipulated by Mysterio. Freeing them from his control and defeating Mysterio, the heroes head to the control room; they defeat Doctor Octopus to keep him from lowering the force-field. On the roof, Green Goblin reveals that he has the Time Stone and uses its power to fight the heroes. However, he loses control and gets stuck in a time loop, before being pulled into a time portal and seeing a vision of the future where the Black Order has brought Thanos all the stones. A shell-shocked Goblin gives the stone back, while Luke Cage reveals his wife Jessica Jones has tracked down a lead; Kingpin has come into possession of an unusual gem, possibility an Infinity Stone.
The heroes meet Jessica in the city, where she reveals Kingpin has taken refuge in Shadowkahn, a Oriental rooftop palace, where The Hand have allied with him and provide security. The other members of The Defenders - Daredevil and Iron Fist - are already inside. Getting though traps, the heroes meet up the Daredevil and Iron Fist, just in time to see The Hand infuse Electra with an evil entity. Freed from its control, Electra joins the heroes. Making it to Kingpin's trophy room, they are confronted by Bullseye, who they manage to beat and humiliate into retreating. Confronting Kingpin, the heroes discover he does not have one of the stones, but instead possess an unknown gem that enhances his physical strength. Upon his defeat, Iron Man takes the odd gem for study at Avengers Tower.
At Avengers Tower, Vision helps Iron Man study the gem, learning that it has the power to enhance the abilities of anyone who possesses them. The tower is attacked by Ultron and his sentries; the Mind Stone is in his possession. Ultron reveals that the stone had allowed him to bypass the limitations of his rational mind, allowing him knowledge formerly beyond his reach. Helping repair the damage to the tower's defenses, the heroes back-up Wasp with fighting off the drones. On the roof, Hawkeye joins the fight, helping the heroes badly damage Ultron. Ultron tells them that he will simply upload his mind into a new body. The ominous warning is immediately followed by the appearance of the giant robot Ultimo; as its mind was deleted, it allow Ultron the space to take control. Before Ultron-Ultimo can do too much damage, Ant-Man arrives and fights back as Giant-Man. Vision uses the distraction to bury Ultron's mind deep within the Mind Stone, though learns Ulton's last action was to activate Sentinels.
The heroes arrive at the Xavier Mansion, where Wolverine, Scarlet Witch, Colossus and Storm are fighting off the Sentinels. Nightcrawler and Psylocke also join the fight, having previously helped Beast attack the Hellfire Club. Once the Sentinels are dealt with, Beast lands the X-Men's jet, revealing that the Hellfire Club had the Power Stone in their possession. A stray Sentinel attacks and identifies the stone as an alternate power source, using it to achieve a more powerful form. Despite the heroes' best attempts to destroy it, the Infinity Sentinel proves too powerful, until Magneto arrives and tears it apart for the stop. Accopanying him are Mystique and Juggernaut
Boss = Also appears as a level boss.
NPC = Originally Non Playable Characters.
Italic = Starting characters.
- Black Widow
- Captain America
- Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers)
- Groot & Rocket Raccoon
- Iron Man
- Scarlet Witch
- Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
- Thor Odinson
- Black Panther
- Doctor Strange (Boss)
- Elektra Natchios (Boss)
- Elsa Bloodstone
- Ghost Rider
- Iron Fist
- Luke Cage
- Loki Laufeyson (Boss)
- Magneto (Boss)
- Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan) (Boss)
- Spider-Gwen (Boss)
- Spider-Man (Miles Morales) (Boss)
- Thanos (Boss)
- Update Patch Time Releases: All are unlockable
- Season Pass 1
- Ant-Man/Giant Man (Scott Lang)
- Black Bolt
- Jessica Jones
- Juggernaut (Boss)
- Mystique (Boss)
- Nick Fury
- Nova Corps
- Richard Rider
- Odin Borson
- Professor X (Pictured only)
- Thane (Boss)
- Winter Soldier
- Corvus Glaive
- Proxima Midnight
- Black Dwarf
- Ebony Maw
- Doctor Octopus
- Green Goblin
- Infinity Sentinel
- Red Skull
- Kree Soldiers
- Hand Ninjas
- Ultron Drones
- Mindless Ones
- Alpha Primitives
- Maximus follower
- Fire Demons
Voice Cast Edit
- Adam Harrington - Groot, Lockjaw
- Allegra Clark - Spider-Gwen
- Ashly Burch - Nebula
- Brian Bloom - Captain America, Daredevil
- Brandon Paul Ellis - Drax the Destroyer
- Bumper Robinson - Falcon
- Chris Cox - Hawkeye, Colossus
- Crispin Freeman - Gorgon
- Christopher Daniel Barnes - Electro
- David Shaughnessy - Klaw
- David Kaye - Vision, Corvus Glaive, Mysterio
- Diedrich Bader - Maximus
- Dwight Schultz - Odin
- Eric Loomis - Iron Man
- Erica Lindbeck - Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers), Psylocke
- Fred Tatasciore - Hulk, Beast
- Hynden Walch - Supergiant
- Isaac C. Singleton Jr. - Thanos
- Jamieson Price - Surtur
- James Arnold Taylor - Cosmo
- Jason Spisak - Loki
- Jim Meskimen - Ultron, Ultimo
- Jesse Burch - Cull Obsidian
- Josh Keaton - Ant-Man (Scott Lang)
- James C. Mathis III - Black Panther, Luke Cage, Ronan
- John Eric Bentley - Nick Fury
- Johnny Youg Bosch - Iron Fist
- Laura Bailey - Black Widow
- Liam O'Brien - Doctor Strange, Nightcrawler, Black Bolt, Red Skull (also as a Destroyer)
- Kari Wahlgren - Wasp, Elsa Bloodstone, Proxima Midnight
- Kat Cressida - Elektra Natchios
- Kate Higgins - Scarlet Witch
- Kathreen Khavari - Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan)
- Mary Elizabeth McGlynn - Valkyrie
- Mary Faber - Crystal, Medusa
- Mara Junot - Storm
- Nadji Jeter - Spider-Man (Miles Morales)
- Nika Futterman - Hela
- Nolan North - Rocket Raccoon, Deadpool
- Peter Lurie - Juggernaut
- Phil LaMarr - Dormammu
- Ray Chase - Winter Soldier
- Richard Epcar - Sandman
- Rick D. Wasserman - Thor Odinson
- Robbie Daymond - Nova (Richard Rider), Thane
- Scott Porter - Star-Lord, Cyclops
- Steven Blum - Wolverine, Venom, Green Goblin, Bullseye, Ghost Rider
- Sumalee Montano - Mystique
- Tara Strong - Jessica Jones
- Tom Kane - Magneto
- Todd Haberkorn - Ebony Maw
- Vanessa Marshall - Gamora
- Wally Wingert - M.O.D.O.K.
- William Salyers - Doctor Octopus
- Yuri Lowenthal - Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
- The first game which is not published by Activision. Instead the game was published by Nintendo.
- This is the first Marvel game published by Nintendo.
- Because this game is being developed by Koei Tecmo’s Team Ninja, this game shares some concepts as Warriors hack n’ slash. Though the game play camera style from primary Visions version of the second game retained.
- Xtreme moves returns and much more advance, such as no longer performing Team Xtreme moves one by one.
- Customization team slots from MUA1 and X-Men Legends series return, with an update allowing three members Team Bonuses.
- According to GameInformer:
- This game is in a different continuity from the first two.
- There will be alternate costumes.
- Characters will have four skills like in Visions/primary version of MUA2 and original X-Men Legends.
- There is a skill tree that affects the whole team, with it directly being compared to that of the Square-Enix game, Final Fantasy X.
- There will be emotes.
- This game’s starting characters are the founding members of Main Universe’s Guardians of the Galaxy (mostly based on their MCU and Disney XD animated counterpart’s foundation due to Mantis, Adam Warlock and Quasar’s exclusion in this game (the two former’s MCU counterparts first appeared in the Vol. 2 movie where Mantis is one of the expand members, while Adam was only being mentioned at mid-credits), rather than the veterans Spider-Man, Captain America and Wolverine, who were starting characters in previous games.
- The starting game on character unlocks in 2 earliest chapters is similar to MUA2, where we start play as the first four characters, then unlocked the rest of the default base roster in around chapter 2.
- Marvel Knights DLC pack’s release date and character choices are in exact timing before the Halloween month (October) starts shortly.