Marvel’s Midnight Suns, a brand new game from Firaxis, the developers behind XCOM, proposes a lore-rich game which seems to be coming from Marvel’s 90s comic arc, Rise of the Midnight Sons, you might have seen already some of the characters, both heroes and villains, that the game will be proposing, such as Blade, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, Ghost Rider, Iron Man, Nico Minoru and Wolverine.
The game was announced at Gamescom 2021 but, sadly, was delayed for the first time in November 2021 by publisher, 2K Games, on a tweet by Jake Solomon, Creative Director and Garth DeAngelis, Senior Franchise Producer, explained the reason for the delay.
With their creative vision for Marvel’s Midnight Suns and the fact that they wanted to do justice in delivering an unforgettable adventure, the new release window proposed by both was the second half of 2022.
Sadly, history repeats itself today since, again, @midnightsuns published a new tweet from the entire team mentioning that the game would be released at “a later date”, which means that there is no specific plan on providing a release date for the upcoming game.
The news was also confirmed in today’s Take-Two financial results. We also learned there will be a staggered release for Marvel’s Midnight Suns. “The title will launch later this fiscal year on Windows PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5. The Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch versions will follow at a later date.”
“Marvel’s Midnight Suns is easily the biggest game we’ve ever made and we’re incredibly appreciative of all the support players have shared with us throughout the years.”, said the team in their tweet.
While some gamers find it respectful for them to take their time and push back its release date if it’s to make it better, some others think that they shouldn’t have announced a release window if they were to delay the game twice.
For older comic fans like me, you ought to know who are the Midnight Sons (and not suns). These paranormal heroes are gathered by Doctor Strange to combat the return of Lilith, the mother of all demons. These heroes were, most commonly, known for being badasses or dark heroes.
Unlike what we know from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and “The Avengers”, let me tell you that The Hulk looks like a really nice guy when he’s angry while sitting next to the Midnight Sons, composed of Ghost Rider, Johnny Blaze, the Nightsalkers (the mystic-hunting heroes which include Blade, Frank Drake and Hannibal King), Morbius the Living Vampire and the Darkhold Redeemers (which means Louise Hastings, Victoria Montesi and Sam Buchanan).