Everything we know about Marvel’s Midnight Suns
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Marvel’s Midnight Suns: Release date, trailer, platforms, characters and everything we know

Published: 4/Nov/2021 10:14

by Sam Smith

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2K is making a turn-based Marvel game. Here’s everything we know about Marvel’s Midnight Suns, including when you can play it.

Marvel games are all the rage these days, but Marvel’s Midnight Suns offers something a little different. A turn-based tactics title with a focus on team composition, it focuses on the more supernatural side of the Marvel universe rather than offering a strictly action-adventure style like Marvel’s Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, or Avengers games released in recent years.

The 2022 title, which features fan-favorite characters including the likes of Wolverine, Iron Man, and Blade, was certainly a surprise when it was revealed. Here’s everything we know so far about the game.

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What is Marvel’s Midnight Suns?

Midnight Suns is a tactical RPG set in the Marvel universe developed by Firaxis Games, best known for their XCOM and Civilization franchises. The game will feature characters from various Marvel comics, including The Avengers, X-Men, Runaways, and the titular Midnight Suns.

The gameplay resembles Firaxis’ XCOM series, allowing the player to control a selection of Marvel characters on a map while they battle enemies in turn-based combat. The game also offers classic RPG elements such as exploration, and the ability to chat with other Marvel characters.

Combat utilizes a card-based system where abilities can be assigned to a deck and accessed in battle. Cards represent moves, spells, and actions, keeping gameplay fresh and engaging. The game will seemingly be single-player only with no multiplayer being announced, at least not yet.

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Player’s will primarily control their own customer character known as a Hunter. But can also control classic Marvel characters such as Blade, Doctor Strange, and Iron Man in combat. These characters will also follow the player around as a squad of NPCs.

Marvel’s Midnight Suns Release Date and platforms

The release date for Marvel Midnight Suns was March 2022, but it’s been delayed as of November 3, 2021.

In a lengthy update from the development team on Twitter, Firaxis revealed that it had “made the very tough decision to move our launch window to the second half of 2022.”

“We know many fans were looking forward to playing the game originally next spring, and this decision did not come lightly. We decided to push our launch because we need more time to make this the best game possible. We believe in our creative vision for Marvel’s Midnight Suns and want to do justice in delivering an unforgettable adventure set in the supernatural side of Marvel.”

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The game will release on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Microsoft Windows, Steam, and Epic Game Store.

Marvel’s Midnight Suns Trailer

Confirmed characters

The known roster in Midnight Suns so far includes:

  • Iron Man
  • Captain America
  • Wolverine
  • Doctor Strange
  • Captain Marvel
  • Blade
  • Ghost Rider
  • Magik
  • Nico Minoru

The developers will likely reveal and add more in time. However, don’t expect this game to feature a roster as expansive as Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order.


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