Last night the annual Game Awards took place, and while we didn’t get that new Batman game announcement everyone has been patiently waiting for, nor a shocking surprise like the unveiling of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order last year, there were still a few notable reveals sprinkled throughout the evening.
The first was during the pre-show where a release date was given for the second of three paid updates for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order. On December 23rd, provided you paid for the expansion pass, you can play as four new characters from the X-Men Universe in the Rise of the Phoenix pack: Cable, Iceman, Gambit and Phoenix. Accompanying the characters are a new Danger Room mode and additional Gauntlet challenges.The final piece of the expansion pass, Shadow of Doom, is targeted for a Spring 2020 release.
Next up was a brief teaser trailer for The Joker’s upcoming debut in Mortal Kombat 11 which is coming on January 28th, 2020.
The final reveal was not without its share of controversy. Towards the end of the show, it was shown that Telltale’s The Wolf Among Us 2 had been resurrected with a short video. What was not explicit at the show was who exactly was making the game. Telltale closed abruptly in late 2018 but this past summer its name and some of its assets were acquired by a company called LSG Entertainment, so it was unclear exactly who was making the game. One of the logos attached to the trailer was for a company called AdHoc Studio, a company made up of former Telltale staff members who news outlets revealed were the ones responsible for bringing back the fan favorite series.