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After the shitfest of Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite, it's to be expected that Marvel decided to play it right.
Maybe people finally remembered who the X-Men are.
The Hand are also I'm the trailer, so Daredevil is a safe bet.
It looks like theres the main plot with Thanos (unless the trailer is overinflating their importance, and that's just the Guardians' equivalent of the thing about about to say) while each hero or group of heroes has their own specific plotline as well featuring their own mythos and characters.
At least hopefully no one will have to make incompetent reassurings because they can't tell the people above are being complete buttheads.
Neat. Was there an interview or something?
It'll be interesting to see who makes it into the initial playable roster. I'm sure there'll be more added by DLC, too, of course.
I would guess an initial roster of 32-40 characters. In addition to the ones on the teaser, it'll obviously also include Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and Dr. Strange. Probably Ant-Man, maybe the Wasp. Probably Hawkeye. I'd give good odds to Vision being included, and maybe middling odds to Winter Soldier. And, obviously, Deadpool will be in it. Daredevil's likely, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist are possible. Quake's also a strong possibility.
What'll be more interesting to see, though, is which of the non-MCU characters are included. I'd bet on Ms. Marvel, given she's become, arguably, the face of Marvel's youth push. Squirrel Girl's got a good chance, with her cult popularity. America Chavez as a dark horse possibility - the line-up is looking pretty white, and America would break that up a bit, and would also be queer inclusion, and again, she's got a bit of a cult following.
Miles and Spider-Gwen are both iffy, to me. Miles has the stealth and the venom blast, at least, to separate him from Peter, but Gwen is really just Spider-Man with an awesome costume. She's popular, but as part of the initial line-up, she just has nothing to really set her apart from Spider-Man. I'm betting on her being DLC, though, and probably not long after the game launches. (Maybe even day 1 DLC.)
Cyclops, Phoenix and Storm are likely for the X-Men side. Good odds on Nightcrawler, with Iceman another contender. I'd love to see X-23 included, but honestly, I'm betting against any X-Men created later than 1990 actually being playable.
With Crystal being there, Black Bolt and Medusa are both distinct possibilities, to round out the Inhuman side of it. Medusa maybe more likely than Black Bolt.
I'm very curious to see who will end up being included as playable characters.
Kinds disagree with Kamala being the face of all youth. X23 has some room for that position along with Miles.
Kamala's success has definitely been a major motivation for Marvel's push of other young characters. Miles existed before her, and his success probably did help pave the way a bit for Kamala, but since Kamala, there's been a much stronger push of young characters. There's a reason she's the de facto leader of the Champions.
So, yeah, Kamala and Miles are the face of Marvel's youth and diversity pushes. Which is why I would expect them both to make it into UA 3. Kamala's almost guaranteed, because in addition to her popularity, she's also got a fairly unique power set that's well-suited to animation. Miles is slightly less certain because he slightly doubles with Peter's web-based attacks, but like I said, he's got the camouflage and the venom blast, so that'll set him apart a lot.
Much as I'd love to see X-23 in there, I doubt she'll be a launch character. Maybe DLC. She's popular, but she's also a literal Wolverine clone. She's got claws and healing, which is fun, but for a game like this, I think the goal is to try to have characters who do different things. Plus, when it comes to the X-Men, nostalgia trumps all, so the characters who get attention are the ones Claremont wrote. So, my guess that no X-Men created later than 1990 will actually be included in the game.
Robbie Reyes (who should have been in MVC:I) would be very cool.
Oh, no. Sorry, that was misleading. I was just extrapolating from how the trailer is split up into segments of each of the heroes and their adventures: Spidey taking on Sandman, the Guardians taking on Thanos, Wolverine taking on the Sentinels, etc.
So does anyone know why Team Ninja, of all people, are developing Ultimate Alliance?
Because X-Men Legends was deemed too risky?
Edited by KnownUnknown on Dec 7th 2018 at 11:24:53 AM
Iíd ask if you remember who made the original MUA and if they still exist as developers. Because I donít.
Also no America Chavez. Please. These games do need to get over the Fox Ban and go very heavy on the mutants though. Like, the entire cast of X-Force and X-Factor on top of the more famous characters heavy. Deadpool, Cable, Richter, Shatterstar, Multiple Man, Havoc, the whole nine yards. I think that would be an immense show of goodwill for those who felt burned by their exclusion in Infinite and letís face it, the Loads and Loads of Characters is kinda the point.
Edited by Beatman1 on Dec 8th 2018 at 5:07:52 AM
Why no America Chavez specifically? Like why single her out?
Besides she'd be a good character. As mentioned she provides both colored and queer representation & her powers are pretty dope.
She can teleport by literally punching realty which creates star portals of various colors like red or blue.
iíd rather not get into a big argument but I do not like her, and her comic flopped.
Considering so many of Marvelís minority characters are mutants, their generous inclusion would be a case of two birds with one stone (which is why I suggested Richter and Shatterstar).
Her comic was written by a poor writer. Like I have no idea what the fuck was up with Gabbi Rivera when writing she was writing that series, it was a Goddamn mess. Even then that's not America's only appearance or where she's known from.
She is primarily known for her role in the Young Avengers comics & is also one of the main characters of the recent Ultimates comics. I haven't read YA but I have read Ultimates & it was a great series. She hit Captain Marvel in the back with a chair, that earns her points in my book.
So just saying her comic flopped means nothing. Not everything's solo works.
Plus she did make it to being one of the main characters of a cartoon.
Edited by slimcoder on Dec 8th 2018 at 2:26:50 AM
I mean why would comic flopping even matter. By the logic Falcon wouldn't be this game.
America Chavez is in Marvel Rising and is getting merch and stuff now, so clearly Marvel hasn't tossed her aside because of a momentary setback.
I guess they can brush off America (the comic) as a horrible horrible Dork Age.
Falcon is also a major supporting character in the films.
Edited by Beatman1 on Dec 8th 2018 at 11:51:50 AM
But youíre reasons for not want America was about comics . If it doesnít matter why bring it up?
Also if "bad comics" should be the issue, then no one should be playable.
Besides, America was great in Young Avengers and in Ewing's Ultimates, both good comics.
Not to me, especially with both of them making film debuts.
Besides, the previous games had people with similar powers. I don't see it being an issue.
I admit, I chuckled at this.
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