By now I’m sure that Activision’s Marvel: Ultimate Alliance has been left to linger on your shelf, gathering dust, never to be played again, right? Well, for those of you owning the Xbox 360 version of the action RPG, it will be soon time to break out the game once more.
Activision has announced Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Heroes and Villains, a downloadable expansion to the game for release over the Xbox Live Marketplace in April, which will add eight new playable characters: The Incredible Hulk, Magneto, Hawkeye, Sabretooth, Doctor Doom, Cyclops, Nightcrawler and Venom, each complete with new signature powers, skins, dialog, conversations and achievement points.
The downloadable content will be released in three packs. The ‘Hero Pack’ and ‘Villain Pack’ will each be 500 Microsoft points ($6.25) and the ‘Combined Hero and Villain Pack’ will be 800 Microsoft points ($10). Heroes and villains gamer pic packs will also be available for 80 Microsoft points each ($1). For now the Xbox 360 is the only platform announced as getting the new content, leaving those who picked up the game for other platforms no doubt crying foul.