Marvel's Midnight Suns, from the makers of XCOM, set for March 2022 release date

2K and Firaxis are back and this time they're tackling the Marvel Universe.


The Gamescom Opening Night Live 2021 presentation continued with a look at the next big Marvel game. However, it's not focusing on the Avengers or the Guardians of the Galaxy. It's focused more on the magic side of the comic book universe, but it's also focused more on a strategy setting. It's called Marvel's Midnight Suns and it's a tactical RPG game coming from the teams at 2K Games and Firaxis Games, the makers of XCOM and Civilization. Players will go into tactical battle with some of Marvel's heaviest hitters, but an all-new original female hero is also taking center stage and joining the Marvel Universe.

The story for Marvel's Midnight Suns sees the world threatened by insidious organization HYDRA, which has summoned Lilith, Mother of Demons. Lilith is out to summon her master, Chthon, which has attracted the attention of Doctor Strange and Marvel's magic users. The titular Midnight Suns are led by Blade, the X-Men's Magik, Ghost Rider (the Robbie Reyes version, from the looks of the design), and Nico Minoru of the Runaways. They'll be joined by some of Marvel's top heroes, including members of the Avengers, X-Men, and Runaways. The Midnight Suns also summon a new character, the Hunter, who is Lilith's estranged daughter and the only one who knows how to defeat the evil demon.

The Marvel's Midnight Suns reveal comes a few months after a Marvel title from 2K was rumored to be in the works. In terms of gameplay, many are looking at this and expecting the tactical gameplay that made XCOM such a great series. We'll know for sure next week, as 2K and Firaxis are scheduling a gameplay presentation for Wednesday, September 1.

Marvel's Midnight Suns is set to release in March 2022. Look for it to release on PC, PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. A special Blade skin is being offered to anyone who signs up for updates over on the Marvel's Midnight Suns website.

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