30 Playable Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2: Fusion characters have been confirmed for the roster. The action-RPG game releases in America on September 15th, 2009. It has been announced for Wii, DS, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation Portable. No PC version apparently.
Certain console versions will have exclusive characters, and systems that allow for DLC will receive additional characters for download! This was confirmed* by the president of developer Vicarious Vision, Guha Bala. If you want to unlock all hero characters, then during gameplay press: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Left, Left, Start.
The sequel to 2006′s Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2: Fusion will feature both new and returning characters of both the hero and villain variety all from the Marvel Universe. A new feature that allows characters to combine with other characters, thus the “Fusion” subtitle. The game will include an updated power combo system, improved camera and controls, Havok physics technology, a new 3D sound system and improved lip syncing among other new features.
List of playable characters, in alphabetical order:
1. Blade — Exclusive to the Wii, PS2 & PSP versions.
2. Captain America
3. Cyclops — Exclusive to the Wii, PS2 & PSP versions.
5. Deadpool — Unlockable by beating the D.C. Level. Note: He knows he’s in a videogame haha!
7. Green Goblin (Villain) — Unlockable by: beating him at the end of Wakanda Act 3.
8. Hulk — Unlockable during gameplay by pressing: Down, Left, Left, Up, Right, Up, Down, Left, Start. OR by collecting all 5 Gamma Regulators.
9. Human Torch
11. Invisible Woman
12. Iron Fist — Unlockable by: selecting the Rebel side when faced with the choice.
13. Iron Man
14. Jean Grey — Unlockable during gameplay by pressing: Left, Left, Right, Right, Up, Down, Up, Down, Start. OR by collecting all 5 M’Kraan Shards.
15. Juggernaut (Villain) — A GameStop, Amazon UK or EB Games AUS pre-order bonus.
16. Luke Cage AKA Power Man
17. Mr. Fantastic
18. Ms. Marvel — Unlockable by: beating the NYC Level.
19. Nick Fury — Unlockable by: finishing the game.
20. Penance — Unlockable by: beating him in the portal room to the negative zone.
21. Psylocke — Exclusive to the Wii, PS2 & PSP versions.
22. Sentry — Exclusive to the DS version.
23. She-Hulk — Exclusive to the DS version.
24. Songbird — Unlockable by: selecting the Register side when faced with the choice.
27. The Thing
28. Thor — Unlockable during gameplay by pressing: Up, Right, Right, Down, Right, Down, Left, Right, Start. OR by collecting all 5 Asgardian Runes.
29. Venom (Villain) — Unlockable by: beating him at the end of Wakanda Act 3.
Other characters who may or may not be playable are:
* Stan Lee — Like his movie cameos. To quote him: “It’s such a kick to see characters that I’ve helped create come to life in the game and now I’m a part of the Marvel videogame universe!”
* The Vision — Originally rumored back in 2008, may be left out.
Other characters who appear in the game (mostly as opponents):
1. Arnim Zola
2. Aunt May (April Fools joke)
5. Black Panther
6. Black Widow
10. Cloak and Dagger
14. Grim Reaper
17. Jack O’Lantern
19. Lady Deathstrike
20. Lucia von Bardas
21. Maria Hill
23. Multiple Man
31. Titanium Man
32. War Machine
34. Wonder Man
What other playable characters would you like to see in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2?
Watch a story trailer for the game here:
* A 20-minutes-long Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 gameplay demo:
As new characters are revealed we will update this list. — Last updated September 19th to add cheat codes and ways to unlock all playable characters.