Marvel’s Midnight Suns, a tactical superhero game from the developers of XCOM, is out now on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S (last-gen and Switch versions are still forthcoming).
Midnight Suns puts players in command of a squad of heroes (and anti-heroes) tasked with battling the darker forces of the Marvel Universe: the demonic Lillith and her army of demons and corrupted heroes.
The primary star is Lillith’s offspring, known as The Hunter. The Hunter is an original character designed for the game, a fully customizable demon-hunter who wields weapons and magic.
But The Hunter’s not alone. Joining him or her against the forces of darkness are a dozen Marvel characters, including Ghost Rider, Wolverine, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Blade, and Captain Marvel.
Battles utilize a turn-based tactical battlefield reminiscent of XCOM, with a new card-based combo system. Each character features their own growing deck of powerful card abilities.
Between missions, The Hunter can form relationships and strengthen bonds with her allies at their secret base.
“I can’t overstate how excited we are to finally bring Marvel’s Midnight Suns to our fans, whether you are a hardcore Marvel comics reader or a longtime tactics veteran,” said Jake Solomon, Creative Director, Firaxis Games. “Thank you to everyone who has joined us on our journey to bring this game to life.”
In addition to the standard edition (or “enhanced” for PS5 and XBX), Marvel’s Midnight Suns is also available in a Digital+ Edition ($79.99), which includes 11 premium cosmetic skins, as well as a Legendary Edition ($99.99) which includes 23 skins and 4 post-launch DLC packs that make up the Season Pass. Each pack promises a new playable character, new missions, enemies, and skins.
Marvel’s Midnight Suns is rated T for Teen.