Last month Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 released for the Switch and it already looks like there's a lot planned for the game. The base game includes 38 playable characters, Cyclops and Colossus are being added at the end of August, and we know there are three sets of four more heroes that will be joining the game as a part of the Season Pass DLC. It seems that Team Ninja isn't content with adding 14 more characters to the already considerable roster as data miners have found.
Earlier this week u/backburner2019, also going by walruslui, created a post on his efforts looking at the sound files within the game. He explains in his post that he was given the tools to do so by another data miner UltraMegaMagnus, these tools were also developed by third-party AceCobra and Pingu. After sorting through the audio information walruslui found that there were a large number of characters that weren't playable in the game but had battle dialogue audio.
The audio files aren't just efforts and attack cries but also post-mission clear quips and other emotes. These are things that only the playable characters would need. Walruslui goes into further detail about the separated locations of story dialogue and player battle sounds further confirming that these are battle sounds. While walruslui linked to all of the battle sounds that they were able to locate they also gave us clear examples of what each characters battle audio sounds like from Spider-Man, Cyclops, and Mysterio.
Full list of NPC's that have Battle Sound Sets: Ant-man, Beast, Black Dwarf, Bullseye, Colossus, Corvus Glaive, Cyclops, Dormammu, Dr Octopus, Ebony Maw, Electro, Gorgon, Green Goblin, Hela, Jessica Jones, Juggernaut, Kingpin, Klaue, Maximus, MODOK, Mysterio, Mystique, Nebula, Nick Fury, Nova, Odin, Proxima Midnight, Red Skull, Ronan, Sand Man, Supergiant, Surtur, Thane, Thane (Possessed), Sentinel, Ultron, Ultimo, Vision, Winter Soldier
While each of the NPCs are already modeled and have battle audio isn't a confirmation that all of these characters will end up being playable, even with the discovery of 49 DLC slots in the game. The characters that we do know will become playable at this point are Cyclops and Colossus at the end of the month, the Marvel Knights DLC pack of Morbius, Blade, Moon Knight, and Punisher, and whoever will be in the X-men and Fantastic Four DLC.
What do you think of the potential character list? Do you think Team Ninja is just planning ahead? Which of these characters would you be most excited to have playable? Let us know in the comments below!