“Possessing bottomless cash reserves and a brilliant intellect, Tony Stark knows all about privilege. He has the resources to turn any challenge into a success, thanks to his own mind and the wealth from his father’s corporation. After a deadly bomb blast, he even transformed the shrapnel lodged in his chest and threatening his heart into a net-benefit; it pushed him to perfect not only his innovative Arc Reactor, but also a hi-tech suit of armor,” the character description reads.
“However, Tony is also aware of just how lucky he is…and is even a little conflicted about it. Of all the descriptors commonly applied to him — millionaire, playboy, genius — he’s decided he likes “hero” best. He wants to see his technology reshape the world, but unlike his father, he wants that change to be a positive one.”
Set in “the darker side of the Marvel Universe”, you will battle face-to-face against supernatural forces as you team up with and live among the Midnight Suns, who are 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.
The publisher has outlined the game’s key features as below:
- Unleash the Darker Side of Marvel. Rise up against Lilith and her underworld army as you experience a deeply personal story that puts you at its center as The Hunter, the first customizable original hero in the Marvel universe. In the face of fallen allies and the fate of the world at stake, it will be up to you to rise up against the darkness!;
- Lead Heroes from Across the Marvel Universe. Fight fire with hellfire and lead an unlikely team of seasoned Super Heroes and dangerous supernatural warriors across The Avengers, X-Men, Runaways, and more. Resist Lilith’s corruption and confront Fallen versions of some of Marvel’s most iconic and powerful characters, including Venom, Sabretooth and even the Hulk!;
- Fight, Think, and Live Like a Super Hero. From legendary studio Firaxis Games comes a deep tactical RPG where you fight and strategize like a Super Hero! Create the perfect squad and customize their abilities, unleashing skills and attacks to devastate the battlefield. Live the Super Hero life in the Abbey, your very own mystical secret base, and strengthen personal bonds outside the field of battle.
Marvel’s Midnight Suns will release for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC on 7th October 2022, and is coming to Nintendo Switch “at a later date.”