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Game News Marvel's Midnight Suns is a tactical RPG from Firaxis set in the Marvel universe, coming in March

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Infinitron, Aug 26, 2021.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: Firaxis Games; Jake Solomon; Marvel's Midnight Suns

    The one Codex-relevant title shown during Gamescom opening night yesterday was not something anybody was expecting. What looked like a cinematic trailer for yet another forgettable licensed Marvel action game turned out to be the announcement of a turn-based tactical RPG from XCOM studio Firaxis called Marvel's Midnight Suns. The game is based on the Rise of the Midnight Sons storyline from the early 1990s, which involves a team of Marvel's edgier supernatural heroes taking on Lilith, the mother of all demons. Here's the trailer:


    Several websites got to speak to Firaxis' Jake Solomon before the announcement and learned some details about gameplay, although it doesn't appear that any of them actually saw it in action. All of them emphasize that the game will not be a mere Marvel-themed XCOM clone, but a proper tactical RPG with character creation, dialogue and third person exploration between missions. Here's a list of previews:

    I suppose it was inevitable that the capery rampant everywhere else would eventually invade our genre. Firaxis will be giving a first look at Midnight Suns' gameplay next week. In the meantime, you can follow the game's Steam page and official website. It's scheduled for release in March 2022.
     
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  2. Roguey Codex Staff Sawyerite

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    FFS why did they give Nico an ugly sideshave that's been out of fashion for years

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    "No, we don't want to give her the normal hair she's always had, she needs tough butch hair"

    Day 1 Mod should be better hair for Nico. :rpgcodex:
     
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  3. IHaveHugeNick Arcane

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    Bummer really, superhero X-com might actually be interesting, but hard pass if it's an actual RPG.
     
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  4. lukaszek the determinator Patron

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    :hmmm:

    im seeing a pattern in here
     
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  5. thesheeep Arcane Patron

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    I don't know what to think of this.
    On one hand, it's Marvel, and therefore Disney, and therefore haram.
    Also, since it is Marvel, the chances of it actually not being infested with... slight political messaging... are VERY low. Even if it is based on a 90s thing.

    On the other hand, the Firaxis XCOM wasn't a trashfire. I had some fun with it and mods improved it even more.

    Terribly mixed signals, here.

    Yes, but what are the chances of this being it?
     
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  6. Galdred Studio Draconis Patron Developer

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    I agree XCOM wasn't, but Chimera started to lean dangerously on this side...
     
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  7. Bohrain Liturgist Patron

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    On the positive side, virtually every Marvel game except the PS4 Spiderman game has been an economic disaster for the publisher in the last decade or so. I really don't know what the target demographic for this is supposed to be, Firaxis is an AA PC dev and I don't really see their audience being the type that will shovel cash the moment they see a Disney IP.
     
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  8. ArchAngel Arcane Sad Loser

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    Well from that trailer they did no real sex or race swaps. All the characters (or their versions) are from the comics. No female black IronMan, no female Wolverine and the rest of the crap.
     
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  9. Crescent Hawk Arbiter

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    TBH as a kid 90s x men were pretty cool and insane at times, although I was never big into cape stuff. Making a game with that 90s aesthetic would be pretty cool instead of this shit. Hell Spiderman 2099 was really cool as well.
     
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  10. Bohrain Liturgist Patron

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    Appealing to that nostalgia honestly would work out better. I've seen people talk more about the Turtles beat 'em up after Gamescom than the Firaxis abomination.



    Old cartoon design, plus all her animations are straight from Street Fighter 3.
     
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  11. negator2vc Educated

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    What a load of crap! Marvel's crap!
    I really wish that Firaxis focused on XCOM 3 instead of this!
    - PC crap (overpowered female cental character/leader with "current year" idiotic haircut)
    - Uninspired character design (especially Doctor Strange, Wolverine, Ghost Rider)
    Also who though that showing the characters with yellow suits against a yellow-orange background
    at the end of the trailer was good??
     
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  12. AndyS Educated

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    If they'd based this on the original 70s comics like Tomb of Dracula, my interest might have at least been piqued. As it is, I couldn't care less.
     
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  13. TheImplodingVoice Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Eat shit and fuck off and your cape shit Infinitron. You are a shameless shill
     
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  14. Murk Arcane

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    That cover of Enter Sandman is really shit, too.
     
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  15. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    You will be able to create a male PC fyi.
     
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  16. negator2vc Educated

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    But will a male player's character be "in charge"?
    Unfortunately the Marvel brand has been in the last couple of years synonymous of exactly the opposite...
    I guest we will see...
     
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    Instead of male and female, my bet is that they will go with the new trend of choice between masculine and feminine.
     
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  18. negator2vc Educated

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    Probably. I just wish the also give us a good superheroes game.
    like Freedom Force...
     
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  19. ArchAngel Arcane Sad Loser

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    They said we will create our own character and he will be in charge.
     
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    Game gives me some Avengers Alliance vibes. Nico was a lot of fun to play in that one, and I did geek out seeing her in the trailer.

    Now I'm missing Avengers Alliance.

    Hm... Avengers Alliance avatars would be nice.
     
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