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Marvel’s Midnight Suns was first revealed at Gamescom in summer time 2021. The darkish, tactical RPG caught flak for its use of a card-based technique system, and it didn’t take lengthy for the game to be delayed. At the time, “story, cinematics, and overall polish” have been cited as causes for the delay, however a brand new report means that much more work has gone on behind the scenes since then.
Games journalist Tom Henderson, writing a bit for Try Hard Guides, experiences that the game acquired “some form of huge revamp” for the reason that preliminary reveal. What’s extra, this revamped model of the game will apparently be proven off this summer time, probably as a part of Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest. That showcase kicks off on Friday, June 9. The nature of the “huge revamp” will not be identified, although it wouldn’t be shocking if it revolved across the card mechanic.
Marvel’s Midnight Suns appeared to be alongside the strains of deck-builders like Slay the Spire when it was revealed, however the card-based fight system nonetheless introduced the likes of Hearthstone to thoughts. As a end result, followers have been anxious about microtransactions creeping into the game, prodding gamers to buy higher playing cards to hold out the game’s missions. Developer Firaxis bought out in entrance of those worries, saying that the game’s microtransactions solely concerned cosmetics. Even so, some followers have been upset, because it’s nonetheless a far cry from the design philosophy of Firaxis’ flagship franchise XCOM. We’ll have to attend and see what this revamp is all about — Firaxis nonetheless has some face to save lots of.
As for Midnight Suns’ launch date, that’s up within the air at once. When the game was delayed final fall, it was mentioned to have been pushed again to the second half of 2022. Considering the game was just lately rated in South Korea, that back-half launch appears to take a look at. Ratings typically precede launch date information.