So, if you were like me, you snatched up Activision's Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 late winter after all the retailers started cleaning out their leftover holiday stocks, picking up the game at a very reasonable 20 bucks. Then, if alos like me, you're a Marvel nut you hit your console's respective online store to pick up bonus characters like Magneto and Psylocke and the like, only realize that you missed the boat--the DLC characters were long gone.
The Character Packs, adding great Marvel characters Magneto, Psylocke, Cable, Carnage, and Black Panther to the mix, were set to a very limited time availability, and in the holiday crunch most news outlets missed covering the notice that window was only about a month-and-a-half. We missed it here, at HAWTwired, as well, but since we didn't launch the site until after the DLC was removed, I'm going to ask for a little amnesty on this one.
Scanning One of Sword's blog over the holiday, I noticed that fan outcry has paid off, and Activision has reinstated the Character Packs, as well as adding a download for Juggernaut, a character that was originally only available though pre-order. O-of-S reports that the Xbox Live packs are live, and though not solid date for the PSN packs has been stated, this Tuesday (July 6) seems the most likely culprit.
If you're looking to get a little extra mileage out of your MUA2, snatch the packs up while you can, as the DLC is on a timer again, only this time with the more realistic cut-off of December 31, 2010. If nothing else, it will give you a good excuse to go through the game again and play the other faction (I'm looking at you, Anti-Reg heads...)