Midnight Suns takes us to the world of the popular Marvel characters and even lets players create their own superheroes. Let’s wrap up the most important things about the game advertised as the dark side of the Marvel universe.
Marvel’s Midnight Suns
The Midnight Suns game is a tactical RPG set in the world of famous superheroes. The title can be a little confusing because the team of superheroes named the Midnight Sons already exists in the Marvel universe. The title may not be a coincidence, as some members of the Midnight Sons, such as Blade and Ghost Rider, appear in Midnight Suns.
Unlike most Marvel media, the Midnight Suns game is darker in tone. The story resolves around Lilith, the Mother of All Demons, awakened by agents of Hydra. She tries to brainwash supernatural beings, such as Venom, to fulfill a sinister prophecy and conjure the Earth’s first black magician, Chthon.
On this adventure, we’ll meet dozens of heroes from every corner of the Marvel Universe. The roster of playable Midnight Suns characters is impressive and features many fan favorites, such as Wolverine, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Storm, Hulk, Captain Marvel, and Scarlet Witch. Moreover, players control a new, customizable character called The Hunter. A player can choose the protagonist’s gender, look, and powers. The game offers a vast palette of over 40 supernatural skills with which you can equip your Hunter.
Between missions, the Hunter manages the heroes’ hideout, called The Abbey. It’s a place where the protagonist may talk to other characters and forge friendships with them. The possibility of creating bonds with Marvel superheroes sounds exciting, and the earliest reviews praised Midnight Suns for this feature.
Marvel’s Midnight Suns was developed by Firaxis Games. It’s a studio known for the Civilization and XCOM franchises. If you’re a fan of the latter, you’ll undoubtedly like the new Firaxis release too. Like XCOM, Midnight Suns offers turn-based tactical combat. Consequently, it’s completely different than most video games featuring superheroes, such as Gotham Knights, Marvel’s Spider-Man, or the Batman Arkham series.
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Before each mission, players pick the superheroes they want to take with them. An interesting thing about the gameplay is the card system. A player is dealt a deck of ability cards and has to finish the mission using only those selected skills. Another important thing is that Marvel’s Midnight Suns is a purely single-player experience. Hence, there are no multiplayer modes.
Release date and platforms
The game was first announced at Gamescom 2021, with the initial release date set to March 2022. Unfortunately, its premiere was delayed several times. In November 2021, Firaxis informed players that the new Marvel’s Midnight Suns release date was October 2022. In August 2022, the premiere was postponed once more. As a result, the final release date of Midnight Suns is December 2, 2022. The game is available on the PC and next-gen consoles: PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S|X.
Firaxis has already announced that the game will receive additional content via DLCs and the Season Pass. There are also microtransactions; however, developers specified that players can only buy cosmetics, so there’s no way to pay to make the game easier or change the gameplay balance to your favor.