Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, an all-new action/RPG that features over 140 Marvel Characters was announced today. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance is being developed for next-gen systems, and will also be available on current-gen, handheld and PC platforms.
Players assume the roles of more than 20 Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man, Wolverine, Blade and Captain America, and through their actions determine the fate of both planet Earth and the Marvel universe – revealed in one of multiple epilogues.
The missions players accept, the objectives they complete, and their interactions with other characters throughout the game directly impact how the story plays out. The game also features a multiplayer component where fans can band together with friends in both on and offline cooperative story modes. There’s also a Competitive Mode where the game tracks various in-game stats so players can see how well they stack up against one another – affecting the amount of experience points earned and how equipment is distributed.
One of the features being touted is team customization, where players create their own team name, icon and vehicle, as well as establish their team reputation as they play throughout the story. Gamers also have the option to level up each character individually to their liking, or all team members at the same time to keep their heroes balanced. With the game’s new combat system, players battle against villians in the air, underwater, and on the ground, using grappling, blocking and dodging moves, by charging up their Super Hero powers before unleashing them, and using environmental objects as one and two-handed weapons.
The game is currently rated RP (Rating Pending) by the ESRB and is planned to ship this fall.