Midnight Suns is a tactics-RPG being developed by XCOM studio Firaxis (who’ve known as it “the complete opposite” of XCOM 2, I ought to notice), which stars numerous Marvel superheroes alongside a player-made character known as the Hunter. It was impressed by on-again off-again Marvel comedian Midnight Sons, which started as a crossover of occult-themed superheroes. Some of the previous lineup function within the videogame, like Doctor Strange, Blade, and Ghost Rider, although the Firaxis model provides new blood and characters more likely to be acknowledged by followers of the flicks.
Marvel has introduced the comedian guide will return this yr, renamed Midnight Suns just like the game and with a lineup that features a few characters added to the digital model’s roster: Wolverine, Magik from The New Mutants, and Nico Minoru from Runaways. It’ll additionally share Blade and an incarnation of Ghost Rider (the previous Midnight Sons books had like three completely different Ghost Riders over time, the present one is an Apache girl from the nineteenth century known as Kushala), and add Zoe Laveau, a pupil of Doctor Strange from the sequence Strange Academy.
The Firaxis game pits the Midnight Suns in opposition to Lilith, Mother of Demons, who’s out to summon an Elder God and produce on an apocalypse. Pretty basic stuff for the crew. The comedian’s press launch is extra obscure on particulars, saying, “A dark prophesy and apocalyptic new villains with horrifying powers the likes of which Earth has never faced before ordains a team of Midnight Suns to rise and tear @#$% up!”
The five-part miniseries is being written by Ethan Sacks, with artwork by Luigi Zagaria. Issue one comes out on September 14. The videogame is due on October 7 after being delayed from March, and will likely be coming to Steam and the Epic Games Store.