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  • Author's Saving Throw:
    • The X-Men are finally showing up alongside the greater Marvel universe in a video game again, after spending the better part of the 2010s being left out of various adaptations due to an embargo which infamously affected certain games like LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 and Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, stemming from the characters' film rights being owned by Fox in that duration.
    • The higher comic book influences compared to past games like LEGO Marvel's Avengers and Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite being very MCU-influenced is another plus, featuring characters and designs from aspects of the comics that haven't been put in the MCU. While there is some MCU elements, like Nick Fury being visually based on Samuel L. Jackson and some roster choices being inspired by it, the fact that it's not the only one and more akin to a distilled world like Spider-Man (PS4) is seen as a good sign for those who were sick of Marvel games being forced to be MCU plugs.
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  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Link and Samus almost appeared as playable characters in the first game. However, the developers showed their idea to Nintendo by using the PlayStation 2 version, enraging the Big N to see their characters in a version made for one of their competitors and they refused to let this idea happen. Fast forward to over a decade later, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is announced as an exclusive game for the Nintendo Switch, with Nintendo themselves serving as the publisher.
  • HSQ: Seeing the series return was one thing, but even fewer expected the game to be developed by Team Ninja. And even fewer than that expected Nintendo to be the publisher.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Some people are interested in getting the game because of the X-Men/Avengers team up that many people were waiting for.
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  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: Much like Spider-Man (PS4) being a PlayStation 4 exclusive, this game will be exclusive to the Nintendo Switch, which naturally upset those who were looking forward to a third Ultimate Alliance game but expected it to be a multi-platform release like the previous two games.
  • Unexpected Character:
    • Wolverine, to the delight of fans. After having been blacklisted alongside the other X-Men due to Fox holding the film rights until Disney acquired them, seeing him fight alongside the others was welcomed.
    • Crystal with Lockjaw of The Inhumans to a lesser extent, due to the infamous failure of their TV series and the Inhumans in general being the Memetic Losers of Marvel as of late. Though on the other hand, their comic book counterparts still have fans even then. It's also surprising since Crystal isn't the best-known even among the Inhumans, with that title going to either Black Bolt or Medusa. Even more so is the fact that, these days, Lockjaw is usually more associated with Kamala Khan.
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    • Ultimo is a very obscure villain, making his appearance as an antagonist here surprising.
  • Win Back the Crowd: The reveal of Wolverine as one of the playable heroes, with the implication that the X-Men would be making their big return in a Marvel video game, did a lot to win over those who were upset about the team constantly being left out of licensed Marvel adaptations.


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