Back when the Wii launched Link was almost thrust into a battle royale against Marvel’s best. No, Marvel characters weren’t drafted in an early version of Super Smash Brothers Brawl. Link was supposed to be a guest character in the Wii version of Marvel Ultimate Alliance! I touched on this nifty lost piece of gaming history previously when a rumor from Such Things That Never Was and right when crossover battle news is near its peak we have a closer look at Ultimate Alliance Link.
Jason Harlow, a senior artist from Vicarious Visions, has pictures of the omitted character model in his online gallery. Captain Britain is in his portfolio too, which I believe was also absent in Ultimate Alliance. It’s too bad Link was cut out of Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, his presence would have made the Wii version more competitive against the online enabled Xbox 360 version.