In celebration of the game’s almost-tenth-anniversary, Marvel Games announced at their Comic Con panel that both Marvel Ultimate Alliance and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 will be re-releasing on digital storefronts for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC (through Steam), with publishing handled by Activision. The games are mostly unchanged, save for some graphical updates, UI tweaks, and performance boosts to get them a smidge closer to modern standards. The games will individually cost $39.99, and can be bought together in a bundle for $59.99 (gee, thanks, Activision). No word on whether all of the DLC characters will be included, though honestly, it’d rather silly if they weren’t. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, yes, the game will still have couch co-op on all platforms, as well as online matchmaking.
Despite being intended for co-op, I have many fond memories of playing the first Ultimate Alliance alone, especially because it was my first introduction to the eternal wonder that is Deadpool. That being said, forty bucks for a ten year old game is rather extravagant, and that bundle isn’t much better. Considering Deadpool also still runs for forty bucks on Steam, I get the impression someone at Activision doesn’t really understand that game prices are supposed to decrease over time. Fingers crossed for a Steam sale, I guess.