2K and Marvel Entertainment have revealed Marvel’s Midnight Suns, a tactical RPG which is “set in the darker side of the Marvel Universe that brings players face-to-face against supernatural forces as they team up with and live among the Midnight Suns, Earth’s last line of defence against the underworld.”
After centuries of slumber, the nefarious force known as Hydra has revived Lilith, Mother of Demons, who will stop at nothing to fulfil an ancient prophecy and summon her evil master, Chthon.
Pushed to the brink, the Avengers enlist the help of the Midnight Suns – Nico Minoru, Blade, Magik and Ghost Rider – young heroes with powers deeply rooted in the supernatural and a group that were formed to prevent the very prophecy Lilith aims to complete. They resurrect an ancient warrior, the Hunter, Lilith’s forsaken child and the only hero known to have ever defeated her.
From Civilization and XCOM series developer Firaxis Games, the game is promised to have “an iconic collection of heroes spanning The Avengers, X-Men, Runaways, and more,” who will engage in “cinematic tactical combat with a Super Hero flair” on an unforgettable adventure.
“We’re thrilled to team with Firaxis Games, who combine a history of building outstanding tactical games with an authentic love of Marvel’s supernatural side,” enthuses Marvel Games vice president of creative Bill Rosemann. “Marvel’s Midnight Suns offers players the chance to not only live alongside legendary heroes, but to also experience an all-new, original story that dives deep into the monstrous shadows of the Marvel Universe. Darkness Falls. Rise Up!”
Firaxis Games creative director Jake Solomon explains: “I grew up reading and loving Marvel comics. To be entrusted with these characters and their stories is an honor for me and the team. If you’re a Marvel fan, or an RPG fan, or a fan of tactics games, Marvel’s Midnight Suns will make these beloved characters come alive in a way that you’ve never seen before.”
2K president David Ismailer adds: “Marvel’s Midnight Suns is an incredibly ambitious title that looks to deliver a truly unique and groundbreaking experience. Working with Marvel is a huge opportunity, and we’re fully confident the team at Firaxis will deliver another outstanding game.”
Marvel Games executive vice president Jay Ong adds: “Collaborating with best-in-class development teams like Firaxis Games and publishers like 2K to craft exceptionally fun, fresh, and original takes on our IP is what Marvel Games strives for. Our teams have been working closely and the results will be supernaturally exciting! We can’t wait for our fans to experience the engaging and compelling world within Marvel’s Midnight Suns.”
Marvel’s Midnight Suns will release at retail and on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in March 2022.