One of the first video games to be introduced throughout gamescom Opening Night Live was a model new Marvel title. Rumors had already been circulating {that a} Marvel XCOM game was being created and it seems these have been true. 2K’s new franchise is Marvel’s Midnight Suns, a tactical RPG that guarantees to indicate off the darker aspect of the Marvel Universe when it releases in March 2022.

Firaxis Games has teamed up with Marvel to create a sport that includes a stunning mix of recognizable Marvel characters and a few new faces, particularly the participant’s personal new hero. Players assume the function of Hunter, a brand new completely customizable Marvel character resurrected by a bunch of present heroes often known as the Midnight Suns. Together with heroes like Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Blade, Nico Minoru, Magik, Ghost Rider, Doctor Strange, Captain America, and Wolverine, she is the final line of protection in opposition to the demonic forces of the underworld and Lilith, the Mother of Demons, as they attempt to cease them finishing the Darkhold.

In an interview with Polygon, Firaxis’ Jake Solomon revealed Marvel approached the developer after they made XCOM 2 to then create a sport primarily based on the Midnight Sons comedian e-book arc. Despite the developer’s historical past with the XCOM franchise, there might be “zero mechanics” shared between this sport and that franchise, together with a scarcity of permadeath in the Marvel title. However, it’s mentioned that it’s going to nonetheless scratch that tactical itch, and Firaxis is the proper developer to be making this sport. Players can get a primary glimpse of Midnight Suns gameplay 11:30am PT on September 1.

While 9 faces have been revealed alongside Hunter, there might be a complete of 13 Marvel heroes altogether and gamers could have a selection as to which three heroes they struggle alongside in every turn-based mission. Each battle will stage up the expertise of all of the heroes concerned and Hunter can even have a selection of 40 superpowers throughout the mild and darkish spectrum.

The Abbey is the headquarters of the Midnight Suns. In between missions, gamers can discover the constructing and its grounds whereas creating their lives and relationships with different heroes exterior of fight. This might contain taking part in video video games or playing cards with them, or practising your strikes. Conversation selections might be necessary and there’s even the possibility to provide presents.

Marvel Midnight Suns is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC, and Nintendo Switch in March 2022.

[Source: Gamescom, Polygon]