Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order has just received the first of three promised DLC packs set to arrive in the game. Oh, and there’s a free update for everyone who owns the game, too!

This first DLC pack, called ‘DLC Pack 1 - Marvel Knights: Curse of the Vampire’, adds Punisher, Blade, Moon Knight and Morbius as playable characters. There’s also a brand new Gauntlet Mode, where up to four players take on a frenzied series of co-op challenges in rapid succession to earn rewards. Once you've cleared a Gauntlet, you’ll unlock a survival-style version of it with continuous waves of challenges.

As for that free update, new outfits for Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, and Black Panther among others are now available for all players, and you’ll also find more free content like the ‘Nightmare’ story mode which comes with new battle rules.

The game’s DLC packs are only available as part of the game’s expansion pass and sadly cannot be purchased separately. The expansion pass is available from the eShop for $19.99 and grants you access to all three packs as they release.

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