The Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order release date has nearly arrived, and many players are now gearing up to take their favorite heroes into battle. Indeed, the Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 character roster is quite extensive, featuring fan favorites like Spider-Man, Venom, and Wolverine. That said, the MUA 3 characters that will be available at release are not the only heroes that fans can look forward to, as Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 DLC is set to add new playable characters post-launch.
It has already been revealed that the Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order DLC characters will be pulled from the Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Marvel Knights franchises. At the time of writing, the full extent of the heroes from these series that will be coming as Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 DLC has not been confirmed, but the characters that have been announced are included in the list below.
To note, the MUA 3 DLC characters will come as part of the Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Expansion Pass, which can be purchased for $19.99. This Expansion Pass will give fans access to all of the planned post-launch DLC heroes, and there will not be an option for players to purchase individual Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 DLC characters. It is all or nothing when it comes to DLC for MUA 3.
Announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, the founding member of the X-Men, Cyclops, is confirmed as one of the DLC characters for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3. Cyclops will be available on August 30 as part of a free update.
Announced alongside Cyclops, the Russian mutant Colossus will join the Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order characters as post-launch DLC. As with Cyclops, Colossus will be released with a free update on August 30.
The first Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 DLC pack, which will be released to those that purchase the Expansion Pass, will focus around the Marvel Knights imprint, and the vampire hunter Blade will be one of the characters included in this first pack.
Another character coming as part of the Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Marvel Knights DLC pack, the wealthy martial arts expert Moon Knight is confirmed as DLC for the new co-op superhero game.
The Punisher is a brutal vigilante, and he is coming to MUA 3 as a DLC character. The Punisher will be added alongside other Marvel Knight heroes.
Morbius is yet another Marvel Ultimate Alliance DLC character that is coming with the Marvel Knights pack. Morbius's history with Blade makes him a sensible choice to be added alongside him in the first MUA 3 DLC pack.
Currently, it is unknown exactly how many characters will be added to MUA 3 as DLC. That said, considering the depth of the source material that is available, fans could be seeing a significant increase to the Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 roster, which includes the recently confirmed Loki, over time.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order releases July 19 exclusively on the Nintendo Switch.