They might not be as good as the Batman Arkham games, but comic book fans were happy to hear that Marvel would be digitally re-releasing Marvel Ultimate Alliance and its sequel Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 this Tuesday on PS4, Xbox One and PC. While the crew stated that the game would get slight visual enhancements, one thing Marvel did not state was if the two games would come with all of their DLC.
The DLC of the two games added new characters, each one playing differently, fully voiced and with their own alternate costumes. The first game only ever got DLC on the Xbox 360 version, skipping the PS3 version completely, while the sequel’s content was limited due to licensing issues between Marvel and then partner Activision.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance had more DLC characters than its sequel, adding X-Men like Cyclops and Nightcrawler to the action, along with villains like Dr. Doom and Magneto. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 may have had fewer DLC characters, but they consisted of Psylocke, Carnage and Black Panther, so fans didn’t complain that much.
It’s really strange that Marvel did not mention the DLC in Comic-Con or on their website. While they could still be included in the game, the lack of information might mean that Marvel could make fans pay for them again, which would be troubling and could cause some fan backlash.
Since the two games already cost US$40 each and US$60 for both in a bundle, it would be a bad move on Marvel’s part if they decide to resell the DLC to players. Both games are fairly old and the big price tag might turn off some of them until a sale comes, so here is hoping that each game comes with all of their DLC characters.
Fans can find out if Marvel Ultimate Alliance and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 have their DLC when the games become available digitally on July 26 for PS4, Xbox One and Windows PC. Fans can get the two games separately or purchase them in a bundle. It’s a great time to be a comic book fan.