Ultimatum: No Heroes is a 2013 fighting videogame based upon the Marvel Heroes Universe. The game was developed by NetherRealm Studios (the same who developed other fighting games such as Injustice: Gods Among Us & Mortal Kombat), it was released to the PS3, XBOX 360, PC & Wii U.
The gameplay for Ultimatum: No Heroes features similarity between Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter & other fighting games in a two-dimensional game system in a three-dimensional fahsion style. Each match in the game consist of 3 rounds (the player can change it up to his likes). The game movements consist also with a special power bar, that will active the Special Power Action movement, for example Spider Man's undestructible web shield while Captain America's power features a high increase in speed and damage. Other characters such as Deadpool will use weapons or other things the character has used during his or her comics.
The stages are based upon New York City, Daily Bugle, The X-Mansion and many other stages seen in the Marvel Comics Universe, such as Avengers Mansion & Dr. Doom's Castle, this stages have interactive objects that the player can use against his or her oponent and also interactive cut scenes (example taping bottons to damage the oponet, throw his or her oponent to other stage part).
The plot resolves around an altenative dimension in the Marvel Universe, where Dr. Doom has finally commite his crime on conquer the world and when the Avengers fail to stop him, he eventually murders Black Widow (Natalia Romanova) infront of Captain America, this causes Captain America to fight against Doom until he finally kills him, losing his mind and control, he attacks the other heroes, Spider-Man who managed to scape reveals against Captain America's forces (who wants to start a New World Order), so creating a interdimentional portal, Spider-Man is able to travel to another world, where Doom's planst to conquer the world fails, to reculte heroes for his cause (such as Wolverine, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Iron Man, Iron Fist ,Songbird, Deadpool, Hulk and many others), but when they are about to travel, also villians are leaked (including Dr. Doom) this causes that also Captain America's forces gain more villians to join the "America Supremacy".
After arriving to the universe, Wolverine spots Bullseye & Elektra torturing Silver Surfer, Wolverine fights against both of them beeing victorious and freein Surfer. Later Wolverine knows that Atlantis is ready to join forces with Captain America's forces, this causes a fight between Namor & Wolverine, again beeing victorius Wolverine.
Spider-Man is told by Deadpool & Songbird that Venom & Green Goblin have taken over the Blue Area of the Moon, Spider-Man orers both of them to stop them, but during their way they are ambushed by Giant Man & Wasp (who joined America's team), after defeating them in a pair-battle they are able to arrive at the Watcher's base in the Blue Area, but again they are attacked this time by Vision & Quasar, fighting against them, they are finally able to arrive to the base, fighting against Venom & Green Goblin, Spider-Man then releases that the only way to stop Captain America is to send him to the negative dimension, Iron Man agrees to help him, but says that he needs other things to finish the portal's activiation. After arriving to the Daily Bugle he is attacked by Baron Zemo, after defeating him he is able to take the missing pice just to be attacked by Abomination, but then the Hulk appears to save him, both of them fight against the abomination defeating him.
After this Black Widow is teleported to Asgardby Thor, Thor explains that Captain America's plans are to use Asgard's forces in order to conquer the whole world, Black Widow is offered to join, but she refuses and fights against Thor, after this she is ambushed by Loki's army, beeing captured she is translated to Odin's room where Loki was with Sif, Black Widow fights against both of them, beeing victorious. Black Widow informs Spider-Man about what Thor told her, Spider-Man replies saying that this couldn't go worst than it is.
Then scenes are showing of a fight between both sides, leaving only Spider-Man standing still, he is attacked by Red Skull & Mr. Fantastic, defeating both of them, he faces Thanos in the Stark Industies Lab, defeating Thanos after a long battle, he is helped by Hawkeye against him again, then Captain America appears and knocks out Hawkeye leaving just Spider-Man & Captain America, both of them start to fight.After Spider-Man defeats Captain America he is able to lock him inside Negative Zone, Spidey then thanks all the heroes for his cooperation and returns them to their universe. Then it is shown Captain America captured in the Negative Zone by Annihilus.
The roster was selected by both NetherRealm studios & Marvel comics, chosing the whole roster (incudling DLC characters) took about 3-5 months to complete, the objetive was to create a branch of super heroes that could combine their powers in team to team mode or to survive by their powers in other game modes. As an exlusive pre-order DLC a new character made for the game was included, the character has similarities to both Iron Man & Rescue, his name is Mechanic Man.
- Captain America
- Dr. Doom
- Green Goblin
- Iron Man
- Mr. Fantastic
- Giant Man
- Red Skull
- Baron Zemo
- Silver Surfer
This a list of now confirmed characters, Marvel & NetherRealm said that more of them are coming up.
- Wonder Man
- Miss Marvel
- Captain Marvel
- Werewolf By Night
- Ghost Rider
- The Thing
- Invisble Woman
- Human Torch
- Scarlet Spider
- Scarlet Witch
- Mechanic Man (New)
- War Machine
The game features two albums entitled Ultimatum: No Heroes - Official Score & When Heroes Fall, the game score was composed by NetherRealm studios & many other Marvel Movie composers (Ex: James Horner, Brian Tyler, Alan Silvestri), the other album featured Rock & Heavy metal artist such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ozzy Osborune, Black Sabbath, Rise Against, Icon For Hire, Judas Priest & many others, both albums were able to download at ITunes one week prior the game release, it is also said that both albums will be released in a physical format one week after the game's release.
Ultimatum: No Heroes - Official Score Track Listing
- Intro (James Horner) - 0:33
- When Heroes Fall (James Horner) - 2:11
- Doom's Dominions (James Horner) - 3:12
- Widow's Death (James Horner) - 4:11
- Going Mad (Brian Tyler) - 2:11
- Another World (Brian Tyler) - 5:47
- New World Order (Brian Tyler) - 4:12
- Rise (Brian Tyler) - 3:16
- The Control Room (Alan Silvestri) - 4:17
- What Happened? (Alan Silvestri) - 3:05
- Fallen Heroes (Alan Silvestri) - 1:20
- Blue Moon (Alan Silvestri) - 4:10
- Watcher (NetherRealm Studios) - 3:25
- Confrontation (NetherRealm Studios) - 4:11
- Goodbye Captain America/Fallen Heroes (NetherRealm Studios) - 2:16
- Outro (NetherRealm Studios) - 0:29
When Heroes Fall Track Listing
- The Other Side - Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Mr. Crowley - Ozzy Osburne
- Never Say Die - Black Sabbath
- Survive - Rise Against
- Up In Flames - Icon For Hire
- Leather Rebel - Judas Priest
- One - Metallica
- Live Wire - Motley Crüe
- Deaf Forever - Motörhead
- Thanks For Nothing (I'm Getting Over You) - The Nearly Deads
- Narita - Riot
- I Hold On - Slash Ft. Kid Rock
- Burning Inside (Ministry Cover) - Static X Ft. Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory
- Hard To See - Five Finger Death Punch