Mike Jones, executive producer of the re-releases of the Marvel: Ultimate Alliance games for current devices, reveals the release date of the titles for PS4, PC, and Xbox One.
Although comic book-themed video games have seen a mixed bag of releases over the years, the last generation certainly had some standout examples for fans. While Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham games set the standard to which all single player superhero experiences should be held, the Raven Software-developed Marvel: Ultimate Alliance titles certainly held a place in the hearts of fans – particularly when the series’ co-op gameplay was taken into consideration. Now, the games are getting a re-release, and it turns out that the titles will be available very soon.
As it happens, both Marvel: Ultimate Alliance and Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 will be re-released for PS4, PC and Xbox One tomorrow, on Tuesday, 26 July. It marks a very swift turnaround from when the games were initially confirmed for another release during San Diego Comic-Con. What’s more, the games are going to be seeing a little bit of a spruce up for the new generation of consoles and devices.
The news was confirmed by executive producer Mike Jones, while talking with Marvel.com. Both Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 1 and 2 will have a bit of a graphical and user interface update, although the feel of the original games is still going to be there. “We wanted these re-releases to be as faithful to the original Ultimate Alliance games as possible – the definitive versions,” said Jones.
The two Marvel games will only be available as a digital download, with no confirmed plans for a physical release as of yet. Each game can be purchased for $39.99, with a bundle deal available at $59.99 for both games. At the moment, it has also not been confirmed as to whether the updated versions of the games will include those characters that were originally only available as DLC, or whether these extras will require an additional purchase at a later date.
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance was originally released by publisher Activision back in 2006, and was available for almost every device on the market at the time, while its sequel first appeared three years later, this time developed by Vicarious Visions. The games were extremely well received by fans, with particular love for the local multiplayer gameplay. Given the scarcity of local co-op games in the current market, these re-releases could potentially find a lot of love from gamers.
When the re-release of Marvel: Ultimate Alliance was first outed by the Taiwanese Ratings Board, many fans were ecstatic. Having the chance to play the games again with graphical enhancements was bound to be high on the wish lists of many, and fans are now going to have that chance. Hopefully, the games will live up to their prior reputation, and with Jones refusing to rule out future iterations of the series, a successful return could lead to even more games in the franchise.
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance and Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 will be re-released for PC, PS4, and Xbox One on Tuesday, 26 July.