One of the surprises of The Game Awards 2018 was the announcement of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 from Dead or Alive and Nioh developer Team Ninja. What made the announcement much more shocking although was that the sport is a Nintendo Switch unique, printed by Nintendo.- Advertisement -
Fast-forward to this week, and now Nintendo has shed some mild on how the seemingly loopy deal manifested.
The perception comes means of Nintendo of America president and COO, Reggie Fils-Aime, who was representing Nintendo at The Game Awards 2018. Speaking to IGN, Fils-Aime revealed that earlier collaborations between Nintendo and Koei Tecmo (dad or mum firm of Team Ninja) on Hyrule Warriors and Fire Emblem Warriors helped facilitate the deal.
“It did,” mentioned Fils-Aime when requested whether or not or not earlier collaborations helped make the deal occur. “What occurs on the earth of improvement is you could have corporations who’ve optimistic experiences in working collectively, coupled with franchises being accessible, and the franchise proprietor eager to do one thing with a specific franchise. And on this case, these three components got here collectively to be able to create the chance for that recreation.”
The Nintendo government continued:
“And we love that. And we’re continually on the lookout for these sorts of alternatives. It’s the Team Ninja portion of Koei Tecmo that is engaged on this. They’ve received a variety of expertise, and it actually helped paint an image of what that recreation goes to be. We’re tremendously enthusiastic about it.”
As it’s possible you’ll know, that is the third entry within the Marvel Ultimate Alliance sequence, with the primary two coming courtesy of Acitivision. As for whether or not these two titles will make their strategy to Switch — they did semi-recently come to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC — Fils-Aime opted to stay reticent.
“I actually cannot touch upon that. That’s not been an space of focus for us,” he mentioned. “What we wish to do is we wish to make this recreation an awesome expertise, and positively with the entire pleasure across the total Marvel universe, we expect it may be an awesome alternative.”
A launch date for Marvel Ultimate Alliance: The Black Order hasn’t been divulged, however we do know it can arrive someday subsequent yr in 2019. A price-point additionally hasn’t been revealed.