Brand new listings on several video game rating websites suggest that Firaxis’ delayed Marvel’s Midnight Suns is edging closer to release. The comic-book-based strategy adventure was expected to launch in the spring of this year but was pushed back to “later in 2022” to allow the developer to make a more polished product.
Originally announced during the summer of 2021, Marvel’s Midnight Suns is a grim ‘n’ edgy-looking strategy title that aims to blend the fine RTS development of Firaxis, (as realized in titles such as XCOM and XCOM 2) with the expansive and exciting Marvel universe. Heroes and anti-heroes from the Marvel universe will team up to form “The Midnight Suns,” the galaxy’s last hope for salvation against the Sumerian Mother of Demons: Lillith. The team will be led by a fully customizable player character known as The Hunter.
Both the Australian Classification Ratings Board and The Game Rating and Administration Committee of Korea (as noted on Reddit) have updated their listings for the new game, so it would seem that Firaxis and publisher 2K Games are in the latter-day stages of development. It should be noted that the ratings do not necessarily mean that Midnight Suns is good to go. Realistically, we’re probably looking at a late-summer/early-fall release. Also of note, the game has received ratings equivalent to “Mature.”
Marvel’s Midnight Suns will launch in 2022 on PlayStation, PC, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch platforms.