Firaxis Studios has presented the first trailerer gameplay of Midnight Suns, perhaps the most surprising title of the past Gamescom. And it is that nobody expected a new game of Marvel heroes when there are already so many and, also, that a turn-based RPG should be.
2K’s Firaxis is known for its Civilization franchise, a turn-based exploration, strategy, and role-playing game with a long tradition in PC gaming. This is the profile of this study that now presents an XCOM with Marvel characters, something that can go well (like Ultimate Marvel Alliance) or bad (Marvel’s Avengers).
The title promises
Apparently, we are facing a strategy game, but that will allow us to converse with heroes in a central hub in the style of the Fire Emblem: Three Houses school. Some even already compare it to Mass Effect, and there is some truth to this statement. Especially since at the end of the trailer we could see passages of exploration, life simulation and creation of objects with Dr. Strange.
We will control an original character for the title, Lilith’s daughter, whom we can customize to our liking. However, it was not revealed if we will be able to change sex or if it is a female character on a mandatory basis. What we do know is that she will be the one who will converse with the heroes and the one who will forge new relationships with each character.
As for the combat, the perspective is not so isometric, it is rather in the third person with the camera somewhat elevated. We saw that the groups of heroes are made up of three members and that the protagonist is not part of each group. The enemies are more numerous but the heroes have joint attacks and special moves, so we have a point in favor, as expected.
Lastly, Firaxis confirmed via Twitter that there will be no loot boxes for skill cards or anything like that. The only microtransactions will be skins for the heroes, something that a few years ago was an insult, but that we now welcome in order to avoid the loot boxes.
Midnight Suns will debut in March 2022 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and the new generation through backward compatibility.