Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:56pm 02/09/21 | 0 Comments
Announced last week at Gamescom we had the chance to sit down with Firaxis Games (of XCOM and Civilization fame) to talk about its new game set in the Marvel universe. With a mix of tactics and RPG progression, in addition to a darker storyline that deals with demons and other night-time monstrosities, it certainly grabbed our attention. And now, after its stylish cinematic debut, we've got our first look at gameplay.
Which surprisingly looks to have abilities assigned to cards you equip. This mix of in-game cinematics and combat gives us a good taste of what to expect -- with Firaxis following this up with a gameplay stream over at www.midnightsuns.com at 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 8.
In Marvel's Midnight Suns, players take on the role of the Hunter – the first customizable original hero in the Marvel Universe, brought back to life from a centuries-long sleep to lead the Midnight Suns, with heroes spanning across the Avengers, X-Men, Runaways, and more. Forced to unite in opposition to Lilith, Mother of Demons and parent to the Hunter, the Midnight Suns must rise up against the darkness in the face of fallen allies and with the fate of the world at stake.
As the Hunter, each day in Marvel's Midnight Suns starts off in the Abbey, the last safe haven from Lilith’s demonic influence and the player’s very own secret mystical base. Players will move freely throughout the Abbey from a third-person “over-the-shoulder” perspective and greet their fellow heroes before embarking on missions.
Marvel's Midnight Suns features a new engaging and deeply customizable battle system that rewards clever thinking with Super Hero flair. In Marvel's Midnight Suns, players select up to three heroes to bring into combat and all hero abilities are represented through cards. Each hero, including the Hunter, has a unique set of cards that can be arranged and customized to tailor that character to the player’s preference and playstyle. In addition to cards, players will also be able to utilize their environments as they shove, leap, and smash their way to victory.
And with that player's will take control the Hunter and get to explore The Abbey, which serves as the game's hub, in-between missions. With the likes of Blade, Ghost Rider, Doctor Strange, Wolverine, Captain America, Iron Man, and more you'll build relationships with iconic heroes whilst shaping your own.
Marvel’s Midnight Suns is set to launch in March 2022, and will be available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.