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Marvel Midnight Suns: A group of superheroes as powerful as the Avengers? The game director answers us

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Marvel Midnight Suns: A group of superheroes as powerful as the Avengers?  The game director answers us
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Game News Marvel Midnight Suns: A group of superheroes as powerful as the Avengers? The game director answers us

A few weeks before the release of Marvel’s Midnight Suns, we were able to speak with Jake Solomon, creative director on the project, who introduced us to this team of superheroes specializing in the supernatural. What discover an amazing group that will have to collaborate with the Avengers to face Lillith.

Summary

  • The Midnight Suns, a childhood dream for the Firaxis teams
  • A complicated meeting with the Avengers?

The Midnight Suns, a childhood dream for the Firaxis teams

Marvel’s Midnight Suns is the new project from Firaxis, the fathers of the XCOM saga known to be one of the greatest franchises in the genre of tactical games. With this title, the developers are working for the first time on an IP that is not theirs, and not just any, since it is about the superheroes of the Marvel universe. Inevitably, with such a license which is more than eighty years old, there is a wide choice of stories to tell. So when Marvel approached Firaxis to suggest developing a game about their characters, the studio’s response surprised them.

Marvel Midnight Suns: A group of superheroes as powerful as the Avengers?  The game director answers us

During an interview on the occasion of the imminent release of the game, Jake Solomon, Creative Director of Marvel’s Midnight Suns, explained to us that the teams chose to adapt an arc that was close to their hearts when they were more youth : Rise of the Midnight Sonsa crossover from the 90s. This event features different heroes from the supernatural side of the Marvel universe who band together to face Lillith, the mother of demons. Among the original members of this team, we find characters who are still in the news of Marvel like Ghost Rider, Blade or Morbius, but also heroes somewhat fallen into oblivion like Hannibal King or Frank Drake. So, inevitably, when you want to make a game that is intended for the general public, you have to make choices and concessions, as Jake Salomon explains to us:

When we chose the history of the Midnight Sons, there were very few characters from this period who were still relevant, like Frank Drake or Hannibal King. Inevitably, in the lot, there are heroes that people may not know and who are no longer too relevant today. So we decided to take the members of this group who are still known today, such as Doctor Strange, Blade, Ghost Rider, Johnny Blaze, but also Morbius who will be added later in DLC. On top of that, we added supernatural heroes not well known to the general public, like Nico Minoru from the Runaways or Magik from the X-Men, but despite that, we wanted to offer an even bigger cast, with characters that people would recognize. . -Jake Solomon, Creative Director of Marvel’s Midnight Suns

A complicated meeting with the Avengers?

Marvel Midnight Suns: A group of superheroes as powerful as the Avengers?  The game director answers us

In the game universe, the Midnight Suns are therefore made up of Blade, Nico Minoru, Magik and Ghost Rider (not Johnny Blaze, the new one, Robbie Reyes) headed by Caretaker, a witch who is several hundred years old. The game’s story begins when Lillith, the mother of demons, has been summoned by Hydra. Faced with this major threat, the Avengers decide to team up with the Midnight Suns to awaken Hunter, Lillith’s child, who defeated her mother three hundred years ago. Thus, this character that the player embodies throughout the adventure will represent a bridge between these two groups of heroes who do not necessarily get along at the start. This is what Jake Salomon explained to us during our interview:

We wanted to tell this story that features these supernatural heroes who have to deal with a supernatural threat that returns to Earth. But while the Midnight Suns think that it is up to them to take care of this problem, the demonic entity attacks the Avengers first, which makes Iron Man, Captain Marvel or Captain America say to each other that it’s up to them to stop Lillith. So we have a friction between the Avengers, the greatest heroes on earth, the most famous superheroes in the world, and on the side, we have this band of little known superheroes, most of whom are young. Thus, the relationship between the two groups is a central element of the game’s story. In this context, the player plays a brand new character who does not even exist in the comics and who finds himself between these two teams who engage a competition, which pushes the player to make decisions. -Jake Solomon, Creative Director of Marvel’s Midnight Suns

Marvel Midnight Suns: A group of superheroes as powerful as the Avengers?  The game director answers us

Beyond the clash against Lillith, the rivalry between the Midnight Suns and the Avengers is therefore an important plot element of the title. This is felt in the different phases of exploration at the Abbey, which allows you to interact with the heroes who inhabit the building. In any case, if you want to know more about the gaming experience, don’t hesitate to read our preview and in the meantime, we remind you that Marvel’s Midnight Suns is scheduled for December 2 on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series. .

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