Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 announced exclusively for Nintendo Switch (Team Ninja developed, Nintendo published)

Nov 2, 2017
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With Spider-Man on PS4 and now Marvel Alliance 3 exclusive to Nintendo Switch, am I crazy to think that Microsoft doesn’t also have a Marvel Game also in the works?
 

TI92

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Oct 25, 2017
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completely out of left fields and I am so on board.

And can we get some blue/gold X-men colored joycons nintendo? :p
 
Oct 27, 2017
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This announcement reeeaallly caught me by surprise. The Ultimate Alliance and X-Men Legends game we’re my childhood. I never thought I’d see them come back, this is dope.

The graphics are kinda meh, and the gameplay looks pretty much the same as before, but with this being on switch, it makes up for it.
 

Neoxon

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Oct 25, 2017
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Sounds like the same Thanos voice as Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite
As mentioned before, Marvel typically pulls the voice actors from their currently-running cartoons. Thanos is no different, as his MvCI VA is also his cartoon VA (in addition to Sagat's VA).
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Nintendo, Team Ninja and Marvel sounds like a good combo, I never really got into the Ultimate Alliance games but I'll give this a shot it looks pretty cool.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Why is everyone so shocked about the Switch getting an exclusive Marvel game? The PS4 got an exclusive Marvel game a few months ago?
It’s a surprising match. Microsoft? Sure, they seem like they’d do something like that. Sony? They have the Spider-Man film license, it actually seems like a logical extension to get the game rights even if that didn’t happen for, uh, nearly two decades. Nintendo? Nintendo of all people get this comic license?

Then again they had GoldenEye back in the 90s, and Marvel probably did want to work with Nintendo. But there’s still the extra element of putting out a sequel to a series they never published and don’t have the developer for. I actually have started to wonder if Activision had plans for an MUA3, but it never got anywhere in the end and Marvel ended up shopping MUA3 around to get developed. Would explain getting MUA1&2 on current gen platforms, only to get them delisted anyway.
 
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Dec 5, 2017
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Spiderman is only a "little weird" because it sort of blows your whole position out of the water. Its no different. What Im telling you that any game that Nintendo publishes is a first party game, same with Sony, same with Microsoft. The term refers to publishers. All this other stuff, all these caveats of "but is it exclusive! Timed or permanent? Do they own the IP? Were prior games multiple? Do they own he developer? is it really 2nd party then!?!?" were all created by enthusiasts as a way to feed into console war rhetoric. None of that stuff actually matters for any real purpose. The entire thing is actually very simple. Did a platform holder publish it? Yes, then it's first party. Did someone other than a platform holder publish it? Yes, okay then it's third party. That's it.
So, Lego City on Wii U was published by Nintendo, so buy your definition its 1st party game, but same game few years later was released for PS4/XB1 despite it was 1st party game buy your point!?
I mean maybe we could have expect something like that from 3rd party IP thats developed buy 3rd party studio, but you can really expect something like that from games like Smash Bros, Zelda, Mario, Metroid...and thats a difference I talking about.
Maybe I am wrong, but when I say 1st party game I talking about own companies IP thats developed internally or externally, but when you have 3rd party IP developed externally I consider that for 3rd party game.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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So I guess this is the big Western ip that they were teasing a couple of years ago?

On the one hand, team ninja can make a bit of a balls of IP's I love (Dissidia) and this doesn't look like the next gen leap forward I was hoping for.

On the flip side, myself and my SO loved the last two so I'm definitely gonna try this out.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Looks like it'll be a fun co-op experience with a ton of cool Marvel characters. Eager to see how it turns out. Having said that, if you had told me that was a mobile game I would've totally believed it.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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So, Lego City on Wii U was published by Nintendo, so buy your definition its 1st party game, but same game few years later was released for PS4/XB1 despite it was 1st party game buy your point!?
I mean maybe we could have expect something like that from 3rd party IP thats developed buy 3rd party studio, but you can really expect something like that from games like Smash Bros, Zelda, Mario, Metroid...and thats a difference I talking about.
Maybe I am wrong, but when I say 1st party game I talking about own companies IP thats developed internally or externally, but when you have 3rd party IP developed externally I consider that for 3rd party game.
Your problem is that you are attributing your own expectations and descriptors to first party that don’t actually exist. To you it seems crazy that a first party could later end up on other platforms. But why? Why does a first party game have to be exclusive forever? Why does a first party game have to be developed in house? It’s not that deep. You are wrong, no maybes about it. This kind of thing isn’t really up for interpretation. Nintendo will consider this a first party game.
 
Dec 1, 2017
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i don't like art style. Nor do i trust team ninja to know what made MUA 1 so fun.
That said. Im excited for this series to return. Hopefully the roster is robust and the reveal was holding back a ton of characters.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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So, Lego City on Wii U was published by Nintendo, so buy your definition its 1st party game, but same game few years later was released for PS4/XB1 despite it was 1st party game buy your point!?
Lego City Undercover on Wii U was a first party game, correct. Beyond Nintendo handling publishing duties, Satoru Iwata was the executive producer on that game. The fact that Lego City Undercover was a third party release on different platforms four years later doesn't change this.
 
Dec 5, 2017
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Your problem is that you are attributing your own expectations and descriptors to first party that don’t actually exist. To you it seems crazy that a first party could later end up on other platforms. But why? Why does a first party game have to be exclusive forever? Why does a first party game have to be developed in house? It’s not that deep. You are wrong, no maybes about it. This kind of thing isn’t really up for interpretation. Nintendo will consider this a first party game.
Well, I can certainly say that Zelda, Smash, Mario, Metroid...100% want come to PS4/XB1, but I couldn't say same thing for Lego City or this game.
I mean if you dont see difference between situation when you have game with own companies IP thats developed internally or externally, compared to game thats 3rd party IP and developed by 3rd party team, I dont know what to tell you, because that difference I talking about.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Well, I can certainly say that Zelda, Smash, Mario, Metroid...100% want come to PS4/XB1, but I couldn't say same thing for Lego City or this game.
I mean if you dont see difference between situation when you have game with own companies IP thats developed internally or externally, compared to game thats 3rd party IP and developed by 3rd party team, I dont know what to tell you, because that difference I talking about.
There is no difference. Again, explain Spider-Man PS4 and try and reconcile that with what you are saying.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Western Canada
So hyped for this. XML2 and MUA1 were my shit back in the day, dumped probably 100+ hours into both of them. They were basically console Diablo with Marvel characters. So much fun. Can't wait to come back to this series.
 
Jan 9, 2018
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Sorry if this was already posted, but what is this game? Looks kinda like a Marvel Musou, but with multiplayer and more diverse enemies?
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Did they specify whether or not this is going to be in the same game universe as Spider-Man and the Avengers affair Squeenix is doing?

Either way, when I get my Switch, I'm getting this. Cap better still have his Charging Stars move from the first two.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Australia
This looks really good.
It'll be interesting to see what Team Ninja can bring to the formula, because the original games - while fun - were kinda stiff and simple.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Am I too subtle or is your agressiveness too subtle for me? Spell it out dude.
User claimed game is third party because external company (Team Ninja / Koei Tecmo) is involved.

Me: Metroid Other M image. I picked this example very deliberately. Involvement from external companies isn't what decides whether a title is first or third party.
 
Dec 5, 2017
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There is no difference. Again, explain Spider-Man PS4 and try and reconcile that with what you are saying.
I don't see how Spiderman has anything with what I wrote.

Again,
I can certainly say that Zelda, Smash, Mario, Metroid...100% want come to PS4/XB1, but I couldn't say same thing for Lego City or this game.
I mean if you dont see difference between situation when you have game with own companies IP thats developed internally or externally, compared to game thats 3rd party IP and developed by 3rd party team, I dont know what to tell you, because that difference I talking about.
 

Eolz

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Oct 25, 2017
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We have Nintendo fans literally portbeg every game from the last 30 years, let people free to portbeg an ios look a like game like this, c'mon!
Well you've been banned, but my post was more about being surprised at some acting as if this is as big of an exclusivity delay as Bayo 2 (or Spiderman for Sony) in terms of budget and impact.
Not surprised at people being salty over exclusives.
 
Nov 1, 2017
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Looks a bit rough, but I hope they can pull through. Hopefully this doesn’t end up like the last time Nintendo and team ninja worked together..,
 
Dec 5, 2018
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Hopefully this performs a little better than the last 2 did when I played them on 360! Totally down for playing through this with the other half, she loved those games