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XCOM meets Marvel – Tactical RPG set in the Marvel Universe, Marvel’s Midnight Suns announced at gamescom

At gamescom 2021, Firaxis games, developers of the XCOM franchise, announced Marvel’s Midnight Suns, a tactical RPG set in the “darker side of the Marvel universe,” with a tentative March 2022 release date.

Through a twisted marriage of magic and science, the nefarious force known as Hydra has revived Lilith, Mother of Demons, after centuries of slumber. Lilith will stop at nothing to complete an ancient prophecy and summon her evil master, Chthon. Pushed to the brink, the Avengers desperately look to fight fire with Hellfire by enlisting the help of the Midnight Suns – Nico Minoru, Blade, Magik, and Ghost Rider – young heroes with powers deeply rooted in the supernatural, formed to prevent the very prophecy Lilith aims to fulfill. Together, they resurrect an ancient warrior – the Hunter, Lilith’s forsaken child and the only hero known to have ever defeated her.

“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,” said Bill Rosemann, Vice President of Creative at Marvel Games. “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!”

Marvel’s Midnight Suns will be available on PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store. So far, the trailer and all the marketing material emphasizes a yellow and black theme for the heroes’ costumes, and as of now I am kind of into it.

This game is the latest in a slew of releases and announcements that are starting to make the “Marvel’s” label before a game title feel akin to the “Tom Clancy’s label.

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