Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order’s gameplay is reminiscent of a top-down dungeon crawler with an emphasis on co-operative play.
Players choose four characters from various Marvel families to fight enemies, and defeat bosses.
Each character’s controls are fundamentally identical; each has a jump, light attack, heavy attack, dodge, block, and four special abilities. Special abilities can be synced with the other three members for a synergy boost, with an especially powerful attack unleashed if all four party members sync up simultaneously.
Additional characters are unlocked by story progression or optional Infinity Rift challenges, with more characters currently planned as free or paid downloadable content.
Character progression is handled in a similar manner to traditional role-playing games, with party members levelling up from defeating enemies and bosses.