Marvel’s Midnight Suns is far from a superhero reskin of XCOM. It’s got a card-based combat system and a more substantial focus on roleplay and getting to know your fellow heroes. Here’s everything you need to know about Marvel’s Midnight Suns.
Marvel’s Midnight Suns is the new game from Firaxis Games, the studio behind Civilization and the past three XCOM titles. It’s far from a superhero reskin of XCOM, however, as it’s got a card-based combat system and a more substantial focus on roleplay. In the above video, we run you through everything you need to know about the upcoming game, from plot details to gameplay and what kinds of DLC to expect.
The story in Midnight Suns is based loosely on the ’90s comic book series Rise of the Midnight Sons, a crossover event that paired up the Avengers with more supernatural and magic-based characters to stop a demonic threat. You’ll be playing as a new character, The Hunter, and you’ll round up a team of Marvel mainstays like Dr Strange, Captain Marvel, Wolverine, and Blade. Midnight Suns is turn-based, but has a major twist: instead of set abilities, your heroes have ability cards.
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