Marvel’s Midnight Suns Is Technically XCOM Meets Yu-Gi-Oh

by Bradley Tan
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If you’re into Magic The Gathering or Yu-Gi-Oh, heck, even the Pokemon card games, chances are this upcoming Marvel project, Marvel’s Midnight Suns, will likely be right up your alley. That is if it’s not a heavy loot system game or Gacha-heavy game.

Marvel and 2k revealed their upcoming RPG project, Marvel’s Midnight Suns earlier this morning. As a super fan of the

Marvel Universe as well as MTG, this made me shriek in excitement. The turn-based game is lead by the team behind the popular XCOM series. Lead designer, Jake Solomon shared details on the card-based combat system and how it works.

One of the biggest reveals from the stream was how the combat mechanics work. In the edited gameplay trailer, they showed how the cards are positioned alongside the user interface. It brought back heavy XCOM vibes as well as Yu-Gi-Oh.  Some of the key things players and fans should take note of is how the abilities work and what upgrades they need to use.

To sum it up, it’s not just a game you enter and immediately know how to play, it would likely take time to learn the mechanics, the powers of each card and how to get the best upgrade.

Who knows, if we do get the game early, we might even work on a little guide for you to make it easier.

The Story

In this Marvel game, players will take on the role of a brand new hero known as The Hunter. Though she may be centuries old, The Hunter was created specifically for this game. In an interview, Solomon mentioned that the reason for the creation of The Hunter was because they wanted players to feel like they are in the game alongside other Marvel icons like Iron Man. In other words, when the game comes out, you can customise The Hunter however you like.

The objective of the game is to defeat… or kill Lilith, the Mother of Demons, before she can awaken the dark lord, who apparently looks a lot like Cthulhu.

Image via Marvel; 2K

Like The Hunter, Lilith has also been asleep for a long time and was awakened by Hydra.

There’ll be plenty of Marvel heroes to interact within the game, including members of the Avengers, X-Men, and The Runaways, each with a special set of abilities.

Who the heck are the Midnight Suns?

So… the big question is, who are the Midnight Suns… or Midnight Sons?

In the comic books The Midnight Sons are a group of supernatural superheroes. Some of them you may have heard of, while other’s are pretty unknown to casual fans. Some of the key members include Hellstrom, Morbius, Doctor Strange, Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze and Danny Ketch – yeah, there’s more than one Ghost Rider), Blade, Blackcat, Elsa Bloodstone, Iron Fist and so many more.

So, in the comics, this team of superheroes and anti-heroes battle anything that’s supernatural or involves magic and one of their biggest foes is, you guessed it, Lilith, the Mother of All Demons.

According to Solomon, this game took a chunk of its inspiration from the first Midnight Sons arc, Rise of the Midnight Sons, where they had to battle Lilith.

According to the reveal at gamescom 2021, 2k Games plans to bring Marvel’s Midnight Suns to the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC (Steam and Epic Game Store), Xbox One and Series X next year March.

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