XCOM delevoper, Firaxis, announced Marvel’s Midnight Suns during Gamescom today. In this tactical RPG, you play as a new Marvel hero “Hunter,” which you can customise yourself. You get to fight alongside the “Midnight Suns,” Earth’s last line of defense.
Developers mentioned developing relationships with a team of characters of the player’s choosing, and how those relationships can affect gameplay. Other details were light, but featuring an original character leading more familiar heroes seems like an interesting dynamic.
Some of the heroes featured in the reveal are Wolverine, Captain America, Blade, Ghost Rider, Iron Man, Doctor Strange, and more. The characters all seem to feature original designs, with yellow and black color schemes casting some familiar faces in a new light. You can see the trailer below, which features a badass cover of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman”:
In six days (September 1), there will be a gameplay reveal—and if you sign up for updates on 2K’s website, you can earn an exclusive skin for Blade. The game releases on all platforms March 2022.