While there's plenty of info coming out this weekend concerning upcoming Marvel movies and TV shows, we're finally getting a little love in the video game department, too. As it turns out, a bundle containing the Marvel Ultimate Alliance games will be available on current gen platforms in the very near future.
Announced over on the Marvel website, Marvel Ultimate Alliance Bundle will package both Marvel Ultimate Alliance and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 into a single package, launching on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC this Tuesday, July 26. Yep, that's right, you'll be able to dive into these fantastic brawlers in just two short days.
When the games arrive, you'll be able to pick them up for $39.99 each or grab the full bundle for $59.99. That might seem to be a bit on the pricey side, but we're talking about more than just straight ports here. It was announced that the games will boast enhanced graphics, as well as a UI upgrade and additional tweaks. We assume that Trophies and Achievements will be part of the plan, but no confirmation on that front just yet.
The original Marvel Ultimate Alliance launched a decade ago in 2006, with the sequel arriving in 2009. The games are basically dungeon crawlers that offer you the ability to create a dream team of heroes and villains while tackling a pretty fantastic campaign. Each character has multiple abilities, which can be upgraded individually, swapped out and even combined with other characters for more depth and teamwork.
Both of the Ultimate Alliance games were critical and fan successes, offering fast and fun gameplay, loads of variety and a great reason to have some friends over for an evening of gaming.
In the announcement, we learn that four-player cooperative play is still in the mix, including both couch and online play. Even better, the online play lets you team up with your friends or just enter into matchmaking in order to find a group. So long as you're online, you should always be able to find a team to play with.
If you prefer to go solo, though, the Ultimate Alliance games are still a blast. You can swap between teammates on the fly and their AI does a good job of keeping them in the fight, rather than slowing you down.
And this was, of course, only one of Marvel's big San Diego Comic Con announcements. They've also shown off a bunch of new trailers for upcoming movies, like Doctor Strange, as well as a slew of upcoming Netflix programs like Luke Cage and The Defenders. Heck, there was even a teaser for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. boasting an appearance from Ghost Rider. Yep, it's a pretty great time to be a Marvel fan.