Marvel’s Midnight Suns has been pushed back to the second half of 2022, Firaxis and Marvel have confirmed. The main reason for the delay is that more time is needed for development for Marvel’s Midnight Suns to hit the vision the team wants. The game had originally been set a March 2022 release window. You can see how Marvel’s Midnight Suns is looking with gameplay footage that was revealed a little while ago.
In the statement, creative director Jake Solomon and Senior Franchise Producer Garth DeAngelis wrote: “On behalf of Firaxis Games, thank you for sharing just how excited you are for Marvel’s Midnight Suns. We’ve been thrilled to see your reaction to everything from our announcement of the game to the reveal of our card based tactical combat. Marvel’s Midnight Suns is a true dream project for the team and we can’t express what an honor it is to create something new in the Marvel Universe.
We decided to share that we have made the very tough decision to move our launch window to the second half of 2022. We know many fans were looking forward to playing the game originally next spring, and this decision did not come lightly. We decided to push our launch because we need more time to make the best game possible. We believe in our creative vision for Marvel’s Midnight Suns and want to do justice in delivering an unforgettable adventure set in the supernatural side of Marvel. These extra months will be used to add more story, cinematics and overall polish and will be essential in helping making our vision a reality.”
Marvel’s Midnight Suns features a brand new superhero The Hunter, who is resurrected to fight against Lilith, mother of demons. Marvel’s Midnight Suns is described as a “single-player focused experience” and your customizable character happens to be the offspring of the big bad, Lilith. It’s going to be a tactical RPG where you not only fight alongside fellow superhero’s, you live with them as well. Your relationships off the battlefield will effect those on it.
The game is an adaptation of 1992’s Rise of the Midnight Sons cross-over event in the Marvel comics universe and will feature twelve playable characters, some familiar, some less so. Magik from the X-Men and Nico Minoru from the Runaways are two such characters. Marvel’s Midnight Suns will be released on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S. Xbox One, Switch, and PC.