For the first time in the series, Loki joins the alliance as a playable character in MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order for Nintendo Switch, according to information revealed yesterday at the Marvel Games panel at San Diego Comic-Con in the USA. The game will also be getting free updates, as well as a series of paid DLC packs.

The panel announced that new playable characters Cyclops and Colossus will arrive as part of a free update to the game on 30th August, followed by a series of alternate outfits for all of the playable characters in the game through the remainder of 2019 and the first quarter of 2020.

With the paid Expansion Pass, players get access to three exclusive DLC packs as they release. These packs, which won’t be available for individual purchase, will include story content and playable characters from popular franchises like the Fantastic Four, X-Men and Marvel Knights. The first paid DLC pack is due to arrive this autumn and will add Moon Knight, Blade, Punisher and Morbius to the playable roster of characters. Details about the two additional paid DLC packs will be announced in the future.

MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order is an action RPG for Nintendo Switch that involves a huge cast of Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, Iron Man, Captain America, the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and X-Men, to name just a few. Players can team up with friends to prevent galactic devastation at the hands of the mad cosmic tyrant Thanos and his ruthless warmasters, The Black Order. MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order is available now at retail and as a digital download via Nintendo eShop.