Marvel Midnight Suns: Release Date, Roster, Gameplay, and Everything We Know

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After a series of rumours and leaks, 2K and Firaxis finally revealed Marvel Midnight Suns at Gamescom 2021. It's a new strategy RPG that shows a darker side of the Marvel Universe, anchored by a completely 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. Keen to know more? Well here's everything we know about the game.

In this hub, we'll run through all the key details we know so far about Marvel Midnight Suns. That includes information on its release date, the platforms it's set to launch on, and even how the game's story and mechanics are shaping up. It's looking to be another bombastic Marvel adventure, so strap in.

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25 February 2022 -

Marvel’s Midnight Suns Director, Jake Solomon, has said it is the “Opposite of XCOM” in a new interview with EDGE Magazine. Follow the link to learn more.

4 November 2021 -

Unfortunately, Firaxis Games has announced that Marvel Midnight Suns has been delayed into the latter half of 2022. This confirmation came via the game's Twitter account and can be seen below:

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Release Date and Platforms

Update: The game has now been delayed with an unspecific "second half of 2022" release window now given to the game.

While no official release date has been confirmed just 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. Those on older hardware (PS4 and Xbox One) will also be able to play.

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Story

Here's the official 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.”

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Heroes

While the trailer showed off plenty of recognisable heroes including Wolverine, Iron Man, Doctor Strange and more, it appears they won't all 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.

Trailer

Check out the reveal trailer below, featuring a reimagining of the classic 'Enter Sandman' by Metallica.

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Gameplay

Get your first glimpse into the gameplay of Marvel's Midnight Suns just below:

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Developer

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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.

Updated in February 2022 by James Wright. Contributions by Lloyd Coombes.