Firaxis Games and Marvel Entertainment have just released the first trailer for Marvel’s Midnight Suns, their latest strategy RPG video game. A ton of Marvel favorites are a part of it, including Captain America and Captain Marvel, as well as Iron Man, Doctor strange, Wolverine and Ghost Rider. And making a welcome return is Blade. Hi, Daywalker, we missed you in these areas. You can watch the full gameplay trailer here:
If you’re a Marvel fan wondering who the Midnight Suns are, we’re here to help. In the comics, the midnight suns were actually midnight sons. But we think Marvel wanted to be more literal, so it doesn’t feel like it’s just a boys’ club. The Midnight Sons have fought supernatural villains like the demonic Zarathos, as well as Dracula and his daughter, Lilith. They peaked in the 90s, when they received a derivative anthology book, Unlimited Midnight Sons.
The Midnight Sons were mostly made up of supernatural Marvel characters. The team’s early lineups included Doctor Strange, Werewolf by Night, Ghost Rider, Damian Helstrom, Jennifer Kale, Morbius, Blade and Moon knight. Evil Spidey Black Cat once joined. She’s not supernatural, but a creepy themed team needs a black cat, right? Even the Punisher was once a midnight son. Maybe since his chest emblem is a skull, he qualified.
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The new game has several non-spooky Marvel heroes, which is quite surprising. But they are much better known to the general public. And having several avengers and Wolverine could boost sales. You can’t help but wonder if this video game is a precursor to something happening in the real-life realm. Granted, with Blade on the way as well as Moon Knight, that only makes sense. The MCU needs a good supernatural team. It smells like a Disney + watch in the making for us.
Marvel’s Midnight Suns is scheduled for release in March 2022.