Marvel’s Midnight Suns revealed as new tactical RPG

Posted on August 26, 2021

2K and Marvel Entertainment have officially announced Marvel’s Midnight Suns, a new tactical RPG “set in the darker side of the Marvel Universe that brings players face-to-face against supernatural forces as they team up with and live among the Midnight Suns, Earth’s last line of defence against the underworld.”

Developed by Firaxis Games (who are known for the popular turn-based tactics series XCOM), the cinematic trailer showed off the resurrection of “the Hunter” – the first customizable original hero in the Marvel Universe. The game is set to feature a collection of heroes including The Avengers, X-Men, Runaways, and more, promising “cinematic tactical combat with a Super Hero flair, game-impacting friendships to forge, and an unforgettable adventure that showcases the darker side of Marvel.”

“We’re thrilled to team with Firaxis Games, who combine a history of building outstanding tactical games with an authentic love of Marvel’s supernatural side,” said Bill Rosemann, Vice President of Creative at Marvel Games. “Marvel’s Midnight Suns offers players the chance to not only live alongside legendary heroes, but to also experience an all-new, original story that dives deep into the monstrous shadows of the Marvel Universe. Darkness Falls. Rise Up!”

“I grew up reading and loving Marvel comics,” said Jake Solomon, Creative Director for Marvel’s Midnight Suns at Firaxis Games. “To be entrusted with these characters and their stories is an honour for me and the team. If you’re a Marvel fan, or an RPG fan, or a fan of tactics games, Marvel’s Midnight Suns will make these beloved characters come alive in a way that you’ve never seen before.”

Next week, there will be a world premiere of gameplay shown off, showcasing the new engaging and deeply customisable tactical battle system where players assemble their team of heroes, assess the battlefield, and launch devastating iconic attacks against the forces of darkness. If you’re keen and a total night owl, you can tune in to at 4.30 a.m. AEST on Thursday, September 2.

Marvel’s Midnight Suns is currently scheduled for launch in March 2022, and will be available on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam and Epic Games Store.