After a series of rumours and leaks, 2K and Firaxis finally revealed Marvel Midnight Suns at Gamescom 2021.
A new strategy RPG, it shows a darker side of the Marvel Universe, anchored by a new customisable character. Players will enlist the help of the Midnight Suns, a series of supernaturally powered heroes to take on Lilith, Mother of Demons.
Here's everything we know about the game.
Release Date and Platforms
While no release date has been set as yet, the game is planned for a March 2022 release.
It'll come to PC (via Steam and EGS), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and S, and Nintendo Switch.
PS4 and Xbox One players will also be able to play.
Here's the synopsis from 2K:
“Marvel’s Midnight Suns is a new tactical RPG set in the darker side of the Marvel Universe, putting you face-to-face against demonic forces of the underworld as you team up with and live among the Midnight Suns, Earth’s last line of defense."
“Through a twisted marriage of magic and science, the nefarious force known as Hydra has revived Lilith, Mother of Demons, after centuries of slumber. Lilith will stop at nothing to complete an ancient prophecy and summon her evil master, Chthon."
“Pushed to the brink, the Avengers desperately look to fight fire with Hellfire by enlisting the help of the Midnight Suns – Nico Minoru, Blade, Magik, and Ghost Rider — young heroes with powers deeply rooted in the supernatural, formed to prevent the very prophecy Lilith aims to fulfill. Together, they resurrect an ancient warrior – the Hunter, Lilith’s forsaken child and the only hero known to have ever defeated her.”
While the trailer showed off plenty of recognisable heroes including Wolverine, Iron Man, Doctor Strange and more, it appears they won't necessarily be playable.
Players will instead "forge friendships" with some heroes, with the plot summary above suggesting we'll be fighting as the Midnight Suns rather than the Avengers.
Check out the reveal trailer below, featuring a reimagining of the classic 'Enter Sandman' by Metallica.
If the Marvel license has you intrigued but you're not aware of Firaxis' previous output, you're in for a treat.
The team is widely regarded as one of the world's best strategy game developers, having presided over most of the Civilization franchise, as well as leading the hugely successful XCOM franchise reboot.