Nintendo has announced that the first expansion for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, “Curse of the Vampire,” is set to arrive on Sept.30.
The expansion will add four new characters hailing from “Marvel Knights” — Blade, Moon Knight, Punisher and Morbius — as well as an “intense” series of co-op missions in the new Gauntlet Mode. It was initially assumed there would be story DLC on top of this, but there was no mention of it in the announcement, so anything beyond what was officially confirmed would be a welcome surprise.
This will be the first of three (as far as we know) major post-launch updates coming to Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order in the near future.
As detailed at San Diego Comic Con, there are plans to release an X-Men-themed expansion (not to be confused with the Cyclops and Colossus free update coming Aug.30), later followed by a Fantastic Four-themed one in 2019 and 2020, respectively. Both will reportedly feature similar extra content on top of the expected new characters.
In the meantime, Curse of the Vampire, along with all future expansion packs, are available as part of an expansion pass that will cost $20. They can’t be purchased separately, so it’s either all or nothing.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is available now for the Nintendo Switch. If you want to know what we thought of it, check out our review here.