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Marvel's Midnight Suns is a tactical RPG game based on the Marvel Comics property of the same-ish name, developed by Firaxis Games in collaboration with Marvel Games. It will be released on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S in March 2022.

Loosely based on the Rise of the Midnight Sons storyline, you play as The Hunter, a superhero and the child of Lillith, Mother of All Demons. When she's awakened by the villainous organization Hydra, The Hunter teams up with some of the Marvel Universe's heaviest hitters to help take her down once and for all. In addition to The Hunter, other confirmed playable characters include Iron Man, Captain America, Wolverine, Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, Blade, Ghost Rider (Robbie Reyes), Magik, and Nico Minoru.

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Announcement trailer. Extended gameplay trailer. September 7th 2021 gameplay presentation.


Marvel's Midnight Suns contains examples of:

  • Adaptation Name Change / Adaptation Title Change: Slight example with the Midnight Suns, who were originally known as the Midnight Sons in the comics. The name change here suits the team itself, which has more gender parity than the source material.
  • The Berserker: Sabretooth, naturally. The September 2021 gameplay presentation shows that he has a passive Frenzy trait which lets him attack during the player's turn after the player performs a certain number of actions.
  • Canon Foreigner: The Hunter is an original character created for this game.
  • Charge Meter: The September 7th 2021 gameplay presentation shows that there is a Heroism meter which builds up as the player successfully attacks enemy units. This meter can be spent to play Heroics, very powerful cards that produce flashy cinematic attacks.
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  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": The Hunter's true name is not indicated in any of the promo material and given how customizable they are is likely to be a case of Hello, [Insert Name Here].
  • Fight Like a Card Player: The Extended Gameplay trailer shows that the heroes' abilities are represented by cards. The player is dealt a hand of these cards during combat and can play a card to activate its corresponding ability.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: According to the extended gameplay walkthrough trailer, Lilith's goal is to bring back her master, the dreaded Elder God Cthon.
  • Improvised Weapon: The player will be able to weaponize objects in the environment. The September 7th 2021 gameplay presentation shows Wolverine kicking a dumpster into a line of enemies, knocking over a lamppost so that it falls on Sabretooth, and throwing a stack of newspapers at a nearby HYDRA goon.
  • The Legions of Hell: The trailers show that Lilith is served by an army of demons known as the Lilin.
  • Life Drain: The September 2021 gameplay presentation shows that some of Wolverine's cards have a life-stealing effect, which is meant to represent his famous Healing Factor.
  • Purely Aesthetic Gender: The Hunter can be either male or female, but it has no bearing on the plot.
  • Sickly Green Glow: The announcement trailer shows that Lilith has glowing green eyes and is surrounded by a noxious green miasma when she comes out of her sarcophagus. Several of her demons likewise have green eyes or radiate green energy from their Volcanic Veins.

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