Marvel's Midnight Suns was one of the surprising announcements at Gamescom 2021. In the meantime, some details about the game have leaked to the public, on September 7, publisher 2K and developer Firaxis are adding a showcase: the creators show what is going on in a gameplay stream is behind the tactical RPG. The focus is particularly on the game and combat system of Marvel's Midnight Suns. It starts at 20.30 p.m. (CEST). Also surprising: the combat system powered by action cards.

A presumably whimsical and tactical brawl can be seen in the livestream between Hunter, Wolverine and his archenemy Sabretooth. During the gameplay stream, producer and host Caroline Guevara talks to Creative Director Jake Solomon and Senior Franchise Producer Garth DeAngelis - they talk and show, among other things, the combat system of the tactical RPG Marvel's Midnight Suns.

Players are "Hunter" - a customizable Marvel hero

2K and Marvel Entertainment gave a first glimpse into the game's genre-defining tactical gameplay and a new side to the legendary Marvel heroes at the world premiere reveal of Marvel's Midnight Suns gameplay. Players experience an unforgettable adventure that delves deep into the darker side of the Marvel universe. In Marvel's Midnight Suns, players take on the role of Hunter - the first customizable original hero in the Marvel Universe, who is awakened from a centuries-long sleep to lead the Midnight Suns, which includes the Avengers, X-Men, Runaways and others. Forced to unite to face Lilith, the mother of demons, who is also the mother of Hunter, the Midnight Suns must rise and face the darkness in the face of fallen allies as the fate of the world arises the game.

“We are extremely excited to be collaborating with Marvel to create Marvel's Midnight Suns. Not only is this a sensational, original direction for Firaxis, we also have a rewarding partnership with Marvel in telling new stories in their world,” said Steve Martin, Studio President at Firaxis Games.

As a Hunter you start every day in Marvel's Midnight Suns in the Abbey, the last safe refuge from Lilith's demonic influence, which is also the mystical secret base. Players can move freely through the abbey in third-person shoulder perspective and greet their fellow heroines before setting off on their missions.

Marvel's Midnight Suns features a new, addicting and highly customizable tactical combat system that rewards players who think superhero. In Marvel's Midnight Suns you choose up to three heroes with whom you can go into battle, all abilities are represented by cards. Every hero, including Hunter, has a unique set of cards that can be tailored to suit the player's preferences and style of play. In addition to the cards, players can also use the environment and push, jump and smash their way to victory.

Cards offer the possibility of tactical alignment

"In Marvel's Midnight Suns, you don't learn how to fight or grow stronger over time - the players and their comrades are already legends and must combine everything in their arsenal to stop Lilith," said Jake Solomon, Creative Director at Firaxis. "The cards offer a refreshing new way to align tactics, allowing us to play all trumps in the design of the combat system so that every hero feels, plays and looks different."

The screenshot shows the gameplay approach to action cards. Image: 2K

The screenshot shows the gameplay approach to action cards. Image: 2K

Upon completing missions, you'll return to the Abbey, where you'll develop relationships and strengthen personal connections with some of the most popular Marvel heroes like Iron Man, Wolverine, Captain Marvel, and others off the battlefield. As a Hunter, players will see heroes in a new light and unlock additional skills as they deepen friendships through various activities. You get to know the heroes better, for example through dialogue options, joint meetings and gifts.

"At Marvel, we're always trying to bring new and fresh experiences to our fans, and we know that people have long wanted to 'hang out' with their favorite Marvel heroes," said Bill Rosemann, Marvel vice president of creative Games. “It's finally possible in Marvel's Midnight Suns. We are absolutely delighted with how 2K and Firaxis are bringing the mystical and darker stories of the Marvel Universe to the fore.”

"It was incredibly important to us to create something the gaming world had never seen before," said Garth DeAngelis, Senior Franchise Producer at Firaxis Games. "In Marvel's Midnight Suns, you don't just save the world through heroic combat—you live alongside Marvel legends, make friends, and experience an incredibly deep story while making interesting choices that live up to the timeless Firaxis gameplay."

Adds Chad Rocco, Director of Narrative at Firaxis Games, “With all the heroes from Avengers, X-Men, Runaways and more, we have a particularly interesting and diverse group of heroes who don't always agree. It's Hunter's job to build bridges between the veterans and newcomers to the neighborhood.”

Marvel's Midnight Suns starts in March 2022 and will be available for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Windows PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store.

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