2K and Firaxis are the companies responsible for the XCOM remake series (the games I love the most so far, including the original 1994’s XCOM) that brings new and fresh take on turn-based combat system.
So when they make another new, tactical RPG game, I’m definitely lining up at the front. This time, my interest is even higher because they are working alongside Marvel on the new game titled as Marvel’s Midnight Suns.
An XCOM style tactical combat with Marvel heroes/characters? Oh yes, please.
Marvel’s Midnight Suns will feature an iconic collection of Marvel heroes ranging from Avengers, X-Men, Runaways, and more. You will be playing as The Hunter, a forsaken child of Mother of Demons called Lilith who happens to be resurrected by Hydra. The goal of the game is of course, to stop Lilith.
You can take 3 heroes with you to the battles and obviously, each hero has different sets of abilities. Interestingly, abilities are used in forms of a card system. It’s a new and refreshing way to approach tactics and it actually allows Firaxis to develop on a new combat system that makes every hero play and feel differently.
There is also a combo system between heroes you take to the battlefield and even a finisher move with a quick, cool cutscene a la Final Fantasy Summoning.
You can utilise environment as well in the game, it seems. Pushing an enemy to an explosive barrel or even out of the cliff and breakable objects.
After completing missions, you’ll return to the Abbey where you can develop relationships with the other heroes and strengthens their personal bonds. You can also gift gifts to increase the friendship level (somewhat reminds me of Persona 5).
There will be explorations and dialogue options to pick from. Of course, you’ll be getting rewards out of these such as unlocking new ability cards or having an upgrade to the heroes’ current abilities.
At Marvel, we’re always looking to bring new and fresh experiences to our fans and know people have wanted to ‘hang out’ with their favourite Marvel heroes for a long time,” said Bill Rosemann, Vice President of Creative at Marvel Games. “That’s finally possible in Marvel’s Midnight Suns. We couldn’t be happier with the way 2K and Firaxis are bringing the mystical and darker stories from the Marvel universe to the forefront.”
Marvel’s Midnight Sun looks like going to be an exciting game to grab. Too bad it’s not going to be out until March 2022. Get ready to meet Captain America, Blade, Wolverine, Captain Marvel, Dr. Strange, and more!
For more information on the Marvel’s Midnight Suns, visit www.midnightsuns.com.