Nintendo Switch exclusive Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 is set to get a few DLC packs featuring new characters, but you can't buy them separately.
As confirmed on the Nintendo website and the game's official website, Marvel Ultimate Alliance's $20 expansion pass includes three DLC packs to be released one at a time after the launch of the game - and they will not be sold individually.
While this approach of keeping DLC inside an expansion pass is in keeping with other Nintendo Switch games such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the upcoming Fire Emblem: Three Houses, it does limit consumer choice. And then there's the contrasting case of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which does let you buy DLC brawlers individually.
The DLC schedule for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3's expansion pass sees the first drop released autumn 2019, the second at some point in 2019 and the third at some point in 2020. Each DLC pack contains new content such as playable characters, modes and additional story, although Nintendo has yet to announce the details.
We do know the content revolves around the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and the Marvel Knights, so I expect to see characters from each comic book series bundled in with the three DLC packs.
It's been a decade since Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 came out. 3 is a Nintendo game developed by Nioh and Dead or Alive developer Team Ninja.