Marvel’s Midnight Suns, Firaxis’ Marvel XCOM Game: Officially Announced

Marvel’s Midnight Suns will be released in March 2022, according to strategy developer Firaxis Games. It will, as expected, be a supercharged version of XCOM, the tactical classic that Firaxis revived in 2012.

The game was first rumored ahead of E3, when 2K’s plans seemingly leaked, including a mention that the game would be “XCOM with Marvel heroes” and would feature famous voice actors. It was officially revealed as part of the Opening Night Live presentation leading up to Gamescom 2021. Following that, rumors circulated that the game would include customizable superheroes.

Marvel’s Midnight Suns will be released in March 2022, according to strategy developer Firaxis Games. It will, as expected, be a supercharged version of XCOM, the tactical classic that Firaxis revived in 2012.

The game was first rumored ahead of E3, when 2K’s plans seemingly leaked, including a mention that the game would be “XCOM with Marvel heroes” and would feature famous voice actors. It was officially revealed as part of the Opening Night Live presentation leading up to Gamescom 2021. Following that, rumors circulated that the game would include customizable superheroes.

Marvel’s Midnight Suns are described as a “single-player focused experience” by a 2K representative.

The Hunter is a customizable character who is also the child of Lilith, the story’s designated villain, in Marvel’s Midnight Suns. The Hunter will be able to channel either light or dark powers, the latter of which can be extremely powerful but also come with a price. Ghost Rider, Dr. Strange, Iron Man, Wolverine, Captain America, Magik, Nico, Captain Marvel, and Blade are among the 12 heroes who join them.

Firaxis’ decision to adapt Marvel’s Midnight Suns event from the early 1990s — a somewhat obscure storyline that is beloved by a certain segment of fans, including Solomon — is reflected in the choices.

According to Solomon, Marvel approached Firaxis with the idea of making a game based on its characters, giving the renowned strategy developer free rein to create its own Marvel universe. The Midnight Suns storyline was ultimately chosen by Solomon because it allowed Marvel’s lesser-known supernatural characters to shine.

Solomon explains, “It’s a story that hasn’t been told in 30 years… since the comic came out.” “Didn’t it give us two things?” One, it introduced a new villain, Lilith, who I adore as a villain. It introduced us to a slew of new characters, including some supernatural characters with whom I doubt players are familiar. And then of course the more popular characters we could pull down to this sort of darker side of the Marvel universe.”

Midnight Suns – Opening Night Live

The inherent conflict between the Avengers — represented by well-known characters like Iron Man — and the lesser-known supernatural heroes, who will feel marginalized, will be one of the major threats. The X-Men, who have had a difficult time fitting into Marvel stories in recent years, will add to this intriguing mix. The X-Men will be represented by Wolverine and Magik, with Wolverine being his usual gruff self.

While many details about the gameplay are still being kept under wraps, XCOM fans will recognize some of the elements that have been revealed thus far. The Abbey, which resembles the core series’ home base and represents the other half of the gameplay, is one of them. When The Hunter isn’t slaying demons, they can spend time with a superhero, whether it’s playing video games with Ghost Rider or learning more about Dr. Strange. Spending time with a hero may allow you to unlock a superpowered costume that grants you access to their most powerful ability. You can’t romance them, though; Solomon describes them as “very, very, very good friends.”

On September 1, IGN will reveal the gameplay for Midnight Suns for the first time. Fans will get a better idea of how the classic XCOM strategy will be tweaked to fit Marvel’s superheroes there.

Marvel’s Midnight Suns are being developed for nearly every major platform, including the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox One S, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam and Epic Games Store. It is scheduled to be released in March 2022.

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