Here’s our first look at Marvel’s Midnight Suns and its card-based battle system
One of the most important announcements during Gamescom last week was the reveal of Marvel’s Midnight Suns from Firaxis and 2K Games. This is often the long-rumored Marvel XCOM game that was said to be within the works at Firaxis, but unfortunately, that announcement came with sparse details about the sport itself. However, today we’re learning a touch bit more about Marvel’s Midnight Suns because of a pair of latest trailers.
While 2K says that this is often Midnight Suns’ gameplay reveal, you would possibly want to temper your expectations getting into it. There isn’t plenty of gameplay on display — or a minimum of, but we expect once we hear the words “gameplay reveal trailer.” While there are some glimpses at gameplay, much of the trailer is more cinematic. The definition of the word “gameplay” is something 2K seems to struggle with lately, but that’s a special topic for an additional time.
Even though we don’t get to ascertain the maximum amount of gameplay as many folks would like, we see enough for two big realizations: players will create their customizable superhero during this game, and battles will believe cards to a minimum of some extent. Battles will still be tactical turn-based affairs like they’re in XCOM, but those cards will allow your heroes to use abilities during battle. Between battles, you and, therefore, the heroes who comprise your team will regroup at The Abbey, where you’ll be ready to upgrade your cards and chat with the familiar faces of the Marvel Universe.
Unsurprisingly, the card battle system reveals some players worried about the potential for loot boxes — card packs — or other microtransactions within the game. Shortly after the gameplay reveal, Firaxis took to Twitter to verify that there aren’t any loot boxes in Midnight Suns. While it seems like there’ll be microtransactions, we’re assured that they’re going to only be for cosmetic outfits for heroes that don’t affect game balance.
It’s stimulating combat the superhero genre, that’s needless to say. While we’ll get to see more of the sport in action before we will form an actual opinion thereon, we’re a minimum of intrigued by Marvel’s Midnight Suns thus far. We’ll allow you to know when more about the sport is shared, so stay tuned.