Marvel's Midnight Suns was officially announced during the Gamescom opening show. With their idea, publisher 2k and developer Firaxis rely on a gameplay approach that is comparatively unspent in the heroic game genre: It is a tactical role-playing game and not a beating. The release is not that far away - Marvel's Midnight Suns should appear for PC and consoles as early as March 2022. 

Marvel's Midnight Suns will be released in March 2022 and will be available for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One and Windows PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store - and the game will also be released for Nintendo Switch. That is the common plan of Firaxis and Publisher 2K.

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2K and Marvel Entertainment announced in the opening stream of Gamescom 2021 Marvel's Midnight Suns - a new tactical RPG set in the darker part of the Marvel universe. Players are faced with supernatural powers as they team up with and live among the Midnight Suns, Earth's last line of defense against the underworld. One thing is clear: Midnight Suns is not a warmed-up copy of the somewhat unsuccessful Marvel's Avengers from Square Enix. At the same time, the game is not an “X-Com Marvel”, as fans had hoped in the meantime. After all: The combination of roleplaying and tactics could lead to Marvel's Midnight Suns not only differentiating itself from the comic hero genre, which has hitherto been rather dull on beating, not only in terms of marketing.

When it was announced today at Opening Night Live, 2K showed a cinematic trailer showing the dramatic resurrection of Hunter - the first customizable original hero in the Marvel universe:

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Through a dark marriage of magic and science, the nefarious power known as the Hydra has awakened Lilith, the mother of demons, from her centuries-long slumber. Lilith will stop at nothing to fulfill an ancient prophecy and summon her diabolical master, Chthon. The Avengers, pushed to the edge of the abyss, desperately try to fight fire with hellfire. They enlist the help of the Midnight Suns - Nico Minoru, Blade, Magik and Ghost Rider - young heroes with powers that are deeply rooted in the supernatural and are supposed to prevent the prophecy from being fulfilled. Together they bring to life an ancient warrior - Hunter. Hunter is Lilith's abandoned child and the only known hero who has ever defeated her.

"We are excited to partner with Firaxis Games, who combine a long history of creating great tactical games with an authentic love for Marvel's supernatural side," said Bill Rosemann, vice president of creative, Marvel Games. “Marvel's Midnight Suns not only offers players the opportunity to live alongside legendary heroes, but also to experience a completely new, unique story that penetrates deep into the uncanny depths of the Marvel universe. The darkness is approaching. Time to face it! "

“I grew up watching Marvel comics and I just love them,” said Jake Solomon, creative director for Marvel's Midnight Suns at Firaxis Games. “To be entrusted with these characters and their stories is an honor for me and the whole team. Whether you're a Marvel fan, RPG fanatic, or tactical game fanatic, Marvel's Midnight Suns will bring these beloved characters to life in ways never seen before. "

Marvel's Midnight Suns is developed by Firaxis Games, the legendary studio behind the acclaimed world-famous Civilization and XCOM series. Boasting an iconic collection of heroes from the ranks of the Avengers, X-Men, Runaways and many more, the game promises cinematic tactical battles with superhero flair, the forging of friendships that impact the game, and an unforgettable adventure in the game darker side of Marvel.

“The darkness is approaching. Time to face it! "
Bill Rosemann, Vice President of Creative at Marvel Games

"Marvel's Midnight Suns is an incredibly ambitious title that will deliver a truly unique and groundbreaking experience," said David Ismailer, President of 2K. "Working with Marvel is a great opportunity and we believe that the Firaxis team will deliver another great game."

"Working with world-class development teams like Firaxis Games and publishers like 2K to create exceptionally fun, refreshing and original versions of our intellectual property is exactly what Marvel Games strives for," said Jay Ong, executive vice president of Marvel Games. “Our teams have worked closely together and the result will be supernaturally exciting! We can't wait for our fans to experience the captivating and fascinating world of Marvel's Midnight Suns. ”

Next week, 2K and Firaxis Games are showing the world premiere of Marvel's Midnight Suns gameplay, introducing a new, addicting and highly customizable tactical combat system in which players assemble their team of heroes, analyze the battlefield and devastating iconic attacks against the forces of darkness start. All fans should be up on Wednesday, September 1st at 20.30:XNUMX p.m. CEST www.midnightsuns.com switch on.

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