Marvel’s Midnight Suns has been pushed back to the second half of 2022 after it was announced by its developer Firaxis that its development was ramping up in late 2021. While the turn-based tactical RPG hasn’t received an official release date yet, a leak could indicate when it’s due.
Leaked box art images and pre-order details point to an October 6 launch date (via PC Gamer). The leaked images were later removed after a copyright claim by 2K Games, but before they were released, industry observers were able to scrape together some revealing details.
According to Nils Ahrensmeier further Twitter, three editions are offered: the standard version; an Enhanced Edition with five premium skins (Captain America/Future Soldier, Captain Marvel/Mar-Vell, Magik/Phoenix 5, Nico Minoru/Sister Grimm and Wolverine/X-Force); and a Legendary Edition that includes 23 skins and a Season Pass granting access to four DLC packs, each containing a new playable hero, missions, enemies, and more.
Twelve Marvel heroes are known to feature in Midnight Suns: Doctor Strange, Magik, Iron Man, Wolverine, Ghost Rider, Blade, Captain America, Nico Minoru, and Captain Marvel. But the leak of box art images revealed two more heroes in the form of Spider-Man and Scarlet Witch. That means there is still one more to be revealed while the player will take on the thirteenth hero known as the Hunter.
The Legendary Edition looks like it will have alternate cover art, showing bad guys instead of the good guys, with Mother of Demons Lilith and the antagonistic editions of Venom, Hulk, and Sabretooth. Hulk and Venom were previously unknown, so players can expect to face these characters and other Marvel villains as they attempt to prevent the world from falling.
XCOM creators Firaxis are behind Midnight Suns, taking the Marvel franchise into darker terrain as the heroes face off against demons, sorcery and evil. Aesthetically, it’s similar to Diablo, and certainly spookier and more gothic than your standard Marvel fare. Gameplay trailers are available online if you’re interested, while fans can now specify an October 6 launch date while awaiting official confirmation.
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