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Nintendo and Marvel Unite for Nintendo Switch Exclusive


Hit Series MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE Returns in 2019
with First Game in Nearly a Decade

The Nintendo
video game system is about to get a lot more heroic. MARVEL
is heading exclusively to the
Nintendo Switch system for Super Hero gaming action at home or on the
go. The new game, which arrives nearly 10 years after the previous
installment in the series, is being developed by KOEI TECMO GAMES/Team
NINJA and published by Nintendo. Nintendo made the announcement with a trailer
shown during The Game Awards in Los Angeles.

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MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order is heading exclusively to the Nintendo Switch system for ...

MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order is heading exclusively to the Nintendo Switch system for Super Hero gaming action at home or on the go. (Photo: Business Wire)

MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order brings together Super
Heroes and Super Villains from across the Marvel Universe to battle for
the limitless power of the Infinity Gauntlet, one Stone at a time. This
unprecedented team of characters must use their unique superpowers to
defeat the mad cosmic tyrant Thanos and his ruthless warmasters, The
Black Order. The game will feature an original story and a playable cast
of dozens of Marvel Super Heroes, including the Avengers, the X-Men,
and—for the first time in series history—the Guardians of the Galaxy.

The new game features the same kind of action-RPG gameplay that made the
franchise such a hit over a decade ago. In MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE
3: The Black Order
, up to four players can drop in for co-op battles
in a variety of ways: They can play online*, link up offline via local
wireless or pass a Joy-Con controller to a friend to join the team. With
another pair of Joy-Con (sold separately), four players can team up on
one system. In addition to the series' traditional perspective, the new
entry will let players select a dynamic, zoomed-in heroic view, allowing
for a more immersive play style for single-player or multiplayer when
using multiple systems.

"As longtime fans of the franchise, we could not be prouder and more
excited to bring back ULTIMATE ALLIANCE with its biggest game
yet," said Mike Jones, Vice President & Executive Producer, Marvel
Games. "MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE is all about teaming up with
your friends and creating your own ‘dream team' of Super Heroes to go on
adventures across the Marvel Universe, and Nintendo Switch is perfect
for delivering on that promise of cooperative gameplay and shared

"The MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE games have been beloved by fans for
more than a decade, and this new installment on Nintendo Switch will
deliver even more of the thrills and heroics that the franchise is known
for," said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America's Senior Vice President of
Sales and Marketing. "Thanks to our partnership with Marvel, the fate of
the Marvel Universe will literally be in the hands of Nintendo Switch
players, whether they're at home or on the go."

Additional details about the game will be announced in the future.

Remember that Nintendo Switch features parental
 that let adults manage the content their children can
access. For more information about other features, visit

*Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo
Account required for online play. Not available in all countries.
Internet access required for online features. Terms apply.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of
interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch
system and the Nintendo 3DS family of portable systems.
Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System,
Nintendo has sold more than 4.6 billion video games and more than 730
million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the
Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy,
Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS family of systems, Super NES,
Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, Wii
and Wii U systems. It has also created industry icons that
have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong,
Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of
America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for
Nintendo's operations in the Americas. For more information about
Nintendo, please visit the company's website at

About Marvel Entertainment: Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a
wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the
world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on
a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of
media over seventy-five years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises
in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit

© 2018 MARVEL

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