For as explosively dominate as Marvel's superheros have been at the box office, the available video games have greatly diminished overtime. Sure, there was Capcom's Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite and Square-Enix have a number of unannounced projects in development. But to play as Daredevil, Iceman, and Black Panther, fans would have to go all the way back to 2009's Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2. Which was fortunately available on modern platforms, until this week.
Discovered by Reddit user "cooldrew" the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam versions of both Ultimate Alliance 1 and 2 have been removed from digital storefronts. Some fans have vocalized annoyance over the games being delisted without any sort of prior notice. Users who purchased either game previously will still have download access for both titles.
Despite moving to significantly more powerful hardware, the 2016 ports were widely criticized for their inability to maintain a stable frame rate. Thought the top-down superhero RPGs were still well received for their cooperative gameplay.
Activision's licensed Marvel games have had a checkered digital history, with Deadpool and Spider-Man games regularly removed due to expiring licenses.