Firaxis Games’ tactical RPG Marvel’s Midnight Suns is based on the Marvel comics title The Midnight Sons. The game will pit you against Lilith, Mother of Demons, employing strategy, wits, and a novel card-based abilities system, and will feature A-list superheroes such as the X-Men, Avengers, and Blade.
These days, Marvel games are all the rage, but Marvel’s Midnight Suns is a little different. It’s a turn-based tactics game with a focus on squad composition, rather than delivering a strictly action-adventure style like Marvel’s Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, or Avengers games published in recent years, it concentrates on the more supernatural aspect of the Marvel world.
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What is the Game all About?
Players will assume the character of “The Hunter,” a new customisable superhero created in partnership with Marvel Comics only for Midnight Suns. Iron Man, Captain America, Wolverine, Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, Blade, Ghost Rider, Magik, and Nico Minoru are among the playable characters. The Hunter might be male or female, and his or her looks can be changed. Players will also be able to pick from over 40 distinct abilities for The Hunter’s superpowers.
Players will manage their upgradeable base of operations called “The Abbey,” which they can also walk around in a third-person view to explore the grounds and interact with other heroes. Combat will be turn-based, similar to Firaxis Games’ XCOM series, but in between combat missions, players will be managing their upgradeable base of operations called “The Abbey,” which they can also walk around in a third-person view to explore the grounds and interact with other heroes. Role-playing features like as interacting with other heroes will have an impact on the gameplay and the powers of those heroes.
Players will be able to pick among three heroes (including The Hunter) to take into combat at the start of each new adventure. They are then assigned a deck of random ability cards that they must use for the duration of the assignment. In order to destroy foes, such powers will effect either enemies, the player’s own heroes, or the environment.
Rumors surfaced in early June 2021, before of E3, that Firaxis Games, the company behind the XCOM series of turn-based tactical strategy games, was working on a Marvel Universe-based game akin to XCOM. Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier verified that such a game was in the works, but he couldn’t say when it would be shown.
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When Can We Expect Midnight Suns?
The release of Marvel’s Midnight Suns has been postponed until the second half of 2022, according to creator Firaxis Games. The card-based, turn-based role-playing game was supposed to come out in March.
“We’ve chosen to reveal that we’ve taken the extremely difficult choice to delay our launch window to the second half of 2022,” the development team for Marvel’s Midnight Suns stated on Twitter on Wednesday. “We understand that many fans were looking forward to the game’s debut next spring, and the decision was not made lightly.”
Firaxis Games needs “additional time to create this the greatest game possible,” according to creative director Jake Solomon and senior franchise producer Garth DeAngelis. Firaxis stated that the extra months of work will be utilised to “include more plot, cinematics, and overall polish.”
In August, Firaxis’ XCOM development team unveiled Marvel’s Midnight Suns at Gamescom 2021. The game takes place in a mysterious, otherworldly section of the Marvel Comics universe, bringing together a diverse cast of characters. There will be a total of 13 heroes in the game, drawn from teams like as the Avengers, X-Men, and Runaways.
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Players will control The Hunter, a new character designed in collaboration with Marvel Comics. The Hunter’s look and combat will be configurable. According to Solomon, who spoke to Polygon in August, players will be able to pick from more than 40 abilities.