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First look at Marvel's Midnight Suns, new tactical RPG coming in March 2022

From the creators of XCOM, Marvel's Midnight Suns will bring a new journey featuring a stacked roster from the Marvel Universe.
The Marvel Universe is set to grow, thanks to the unexpected reveal of Marvel's Midnight Suns during Gamescom’s Opening Night Live.

Developed by 2K and Firaxis Games, makers of the iconic XCOM franchise, Marvel's Midnight Suns will be a new tactical RPG set on the darker side of the Marvel Universe.

Marvel's Midnight Suns: Development and first details

In Marvel's Midnight Suns, players will face the demonic forces of the underworld as you team up and coexist with the Midnight Suns, the last line of defence on Earth.

Marvel Midnight Suns roster
Marvel's Midnight Suns will bring lots of characters from the entire Marvel Universe. (Picture: 2K / Firaxis)

This will bring about a roster of heroes and antiheroes from all over Marvel, bringing together characters like Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, and Wolverine on a single battlefield for a common goal.

According to revelations through Polygon, “in Marvel's Midnight Suns, players will take on the role of The Hunter, an all-new character designed in partnership with Marvel Comics, who will stand in for the player, and will be highly customizable. in both appearance and combat ability."

Marvel Midnight Suns roster
Witness a war where heroes and antiheroes will join to protect the Earth from destruction. (Picture: 2K / Firaxis)

Players will have the ability to choose from over 40 different superpowers, all based on the different abilities of the playable characters in the title.

Thus, your Hunter will embark on a heroic journey along with three other heroes of your choosing, while you try to stop Lilith and her minions from destroying the world.

As confirmed by Jake Solomon, development lead at Firaxis Games, Marvel's Midnight Suns won’t have permadeath enabled “because the fantasy is very different [to XCOM]”.

Marvel Midnight Suns roster
Join as the Hunter and fight against Liith and her world-threatening purposes. (Picture: 2K / Firaxis)

Nonetheless, his team has been working on making this a high-flying and terrific experience for all fans of the Marvel Universe and tactical RPGs.

Marvel's Midnight Suns: Release date and pre-register bonus

Marvel's Midnight Suns will be available in March 2022 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam and the Epic Game Store.

Take a look at its first trailer revealed at Gamescom’s Opening Night Live.

Players who sign up for news through the game's official website will get access to the Nightstalker skin for Blade for free, once the game is released.

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Header image via Firaxis Games.