Summer Game Fest is upon us, and the festival has brought us (among many other things) a trailer for the highly anticipated title Marvel’s Midnight Suns. “Darkness Falls” gives us more insight into the villains that we’ll find in the game, and this looks like a must-play for Marvel fans.
Marvel’s Midnight Suns is an upcoming tactical role-playing game developed by Firaxis Games and Virtuos, in collaboration with Marvel Games. The title will feature comic book characters from multiple Marvel Comics properties, such as Midnight Suns, The Avengers, X-Men, and The Runaways.
The story involves Lilith, the Mother of Demons, who has been sleeping for hundreds of years before being revived by Hyrda. Lilith will stop at nothing to bring back her evil master, Chthon, so they can fulfill a prophecy. The Avengers must enlist the help of the much more suited Midnight Suns to stop this evil plan from coming to fruition.
Check out the trailer below to see who will be making an appearance.
The playable roster is epic, including Iron Man, Captain America, Wolverine, Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, Blade, Ghost Rider, Magik, and Nico Minoru. Players will take on the role of “The Hunter,” a fully customizable superhero created specifically for this game.
Players will be able to choose what The Hunter’s powers will be and have the option of over 40 different abilities – but don’t get greedy with your picks. The combat will be turned-based, which is what Firaxis Games is known for in its projects – see the XCOM series for reference.
It’s not just about the combat. Between these missions, players will need to manage their upgradeable base of operations called “The Abbey,” a place to explore and interact with other heroes. Wouldn’t it be fun to see what Ghost Rider and Blade do in their downtime?
The game is set to be released in the second half of 2022 and will be available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store.