Marvel’s Midnight Suns, a dark tactical RPG from the XCOM team, announced at Gamescom

Darkness falls.

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Rumors have been swirling recently about a potential XCOM-like game set in the Marvel universe coming out of Firaxis. At Gamescom Opening Night Live, those rumors have been confirmed, as Firaxis and 2K announced Marvel’s Midnight Suns. The new tactical game sees you star as a new Marvel hero working alongside characters from all over the Marvel universe.

The trailer featured several Marvel characters, most notably Doctor Strange, Iron Man, Wolverine, Blade, Captain Marvel, Nico Minoru, and Ghost Rider. In the trailer, they’re shown resurrecting what will be your original player character, called the Hunter, to help them face off against the demonic forces that are seemingly led by your character’s mother, Lilith. If nothing else, it’s certainly shaping up to be an exciting tale with twists and turns.

Of course, Firaxis didn’t show off any actual gameplay at today’s event. Instead, fans will need to wait until September 1 to get their first look at the game in action. That makes it hard to speculate exactly what the game will look like, but it seems safe to assume it’ll look similar to XCOM — expect in this case, you’ll be using superpowers to fight your enemies instead of guns. XCOM has played with this a bit in the past, but this should be a whole new level for the team at Firaxis.

Fortunately, fans won’t have to wait too much longer to get their hands on Marvel’s Midnight Suns. The game is slated to launch in March 2022 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for the gameplay reveal on September 1.