Unlike recent Avengers movie tie-ins, the game includes X-Men and mutants as well as characters from the wider Marvel license. It won't be developed by the same team, but will instead come under the supervision of Team Ninja, developers of Dead or Alive, Ninja Gaiden, and Nioh.
MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order brings together Super Heroes and Super Villains from across the Marvel Universe to battle for the limitless power of the Infinity Gauntlet, one Stone at a time. "From Avengers Tower to the X-Mansion and beyond, every stop on the risky quest to thwart Thanos results in unexpected collisions of fan-favorite characters and iconic locations". There are numerous ways to play the game - online through the multiplayer mode, offline via local wireless, or by passing on one of the Joy-Con controllers to a friend. The title will allow players to choose a dynamic, zoomed-in heroic mode for a more immersive gameplay. "The drop-in/drop-out co-op possibilities let players create their own "Ultimate Alliance" at will".