Marvel: Ultimate Alliance and its sequel, as well as Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, could be heading to the PS4 and Xbox One as ports, or possibly upgraded “remasters.” This rumor was started when a Taiwan Game Software Ratings Board listed the games under the latest generation consoles, complete with box art.
It has yet to be confirmed, but many games found on that site often end up being ported to the United States. It may simply be dependent on how popular the individual pages are on the site, as the ports are fueled mostly by speculation and the fact that the ratings haven’t been taken down.
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Marvel: Ultimate Alliance was a massive release for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 gamers, having been included in a bundle with Forza and the Xbox 360. It let gamers create a “dream team” with several popular characters from across the Marvel universe and even offered bonuses to your team stats if you teamed up members of the Avengers, Fantastic Four, X-Men, and others. There were also unlockable characters if you knew how to get them, such as Blade and Daredevil.
It was the first time superheroes had been in an enjoyable video game since the Capcom mashup fighters.
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 was slightly downgraded in its complexity, but it allowed you to create a team based on your chosen allegiance from the original Civil War comic book storyline. There were certain characters who couldn’t be teamed together due to loyalties to either Captain American or Iron Man.
— Destructoid (@destructoid) June 17, 2016
The game was the first time we witnessed anything based on the massive ensemble of superheroes on a screen until this past year, when Disney and Marvel put a variation on it in theaters.
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Will Roll Out on PS4: Marvel Ultimate Alliance titles, too https://t.co/g86hrze8jZ
— Playstation Network (@PSNnewswire) June 18, 2016
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron was one of many times Activision attempted to put the robots in disguise in a video game, and it was one of the few that stood out as a fun experience. It’s hard to make it fun playing as a robot who transforms into a vehicle and such. It wasn’t until Devastation was released that the franchise was again considered worth a purchase, even though the game was short.
Part of the reason why Transformers has lost a lot of its audience is due to the Michael Bay films. The first one was a technical achievement in filmmaking, but after the second one was a rush job, the audience just couldn’t make themselves care. It’s become the popular opinion that anything Michael Bay touches is instantly horrible, no matter how fun the movies get.
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance and its sequel were prime examples of how to make an arcade-style game with role-playing elements, and the combinations of characters were exhaustive.
Some are even speculating that Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 3 is on its way, possibly adding some extra hype for DC Comics’ biggest competitor. It could easily be our last chance to see the X-Men and the Avengers on the same screen as 20th Century Fox and Disney hold on to their respective properties in theaters.
If made, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 3 could be based on the latest Civil War story arc, which could include female versions of popular characters like Thor and Wolverine.
What do you think of these games being ported or remastered for the current generation?
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