Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: First Look at Marvel Knights Curse of the Vampire DLC

The first paid downloadable content for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order arrives in September and Nintendo Japan has offered fans their first look at the DLC. The content is Marvel Knights: Curse of the Vampire, which adds Moon Knight, the Punisher, Blade, and Morbius to the game as playable characters. The update also add a new Infinity Rift and the Gauntlet game mode.

Nintendo’s Japanese website offers a first look and new description of Gauntlet mode, which is a ranked, four-player co-op challenge. The screenshots offer a glimpse at the game’s new ranked ladder.

The DLC is the first of three announced for the game as part of its Expansion Pass. Here’s the full description from the Nintendo website: “Prepare for Marvel Knights: Curse of the Vampire! This DLC pack, part of the MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order Expansion Pass, will add Blade, Moon Knight, Morbius and The Punisher as playable characters. In Gauntlet Mode, up to four players* take on an intense series of co-op challenges in rapid succession to earn rewards. Players can find out how long they can last in Endurance Mode and see how high they make it on the online ranking board, then discover a mysterious new Infinity Rift.”

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While Marvel Knights: Curse of the Vampire is the first paid DLC for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, it will be preceded by the game’s first free DLC. The X-Men Colossus and Cyclops, ally NPCs in the base game, will become playable characters via free DLC releasing August 30th. Future paid DLC will add more X-Men characters and content to the game, as well as the Fantastic Four.

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The other two DLC pass updates to Marvel Ultimate 3 will be themed on the X-Men and the Fantastic Four, respectively. On Friday, the X-Men Cyclops and Colossus were added to the game in a free update.

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ComicBook.com gave Marvel Ultimate 3: The Black Order high praise when the game released in July. From the review, “The scope of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 is impressive. The story is all about fan service, but its fun, enjoyable fan service. The game is fun solo, though multiplayer is ideal. The drop-in, drop-out multiplayer makes that a breeze, and the Switch's portability and connectivity make it easy to find opportunities to play. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 is a grand, action-packed celebration of the Marvel Universe that fans won't want to miss out on.”

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Are you looking forward to Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3’s Marvel Knights: Curse of the Vampire DLC? Have you been enjoying Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order so far? Let us know how you feel about it in the comments. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is available now for Nintendo Switch.

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