Marvel’s Midnight Suns Steals Fire Emblem’s Best Feature

Except the two games are tactics games, Marvel’s Midnight Sun and the fire emblem series share one important characteristic. Developed by XCOM Firaxis Games development team, Marvel’s Midnight Sun is a strategy game that explores the more magical side of Marvel. This side of Marvel comics, though recently explored in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, has been a largely untapped topic in Marvel video games. At the Summer Game Festival, Marvel’s Midnight Sun was given a release date of October 6, 2022.

While the game is essentially a tactical RPG, Marvel’s Midnight Sun has shown changes in formula that make the game very different from XCOM‘s gameplay or other similar titles. The game still focuses on turn-based combat, but it’s all card-based. This card-based combat takes the emphasis away from movement and cover, and more on showing off the superpowers of the heroes in attacks that are sure to be a spectacle.

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However, a function of fire emblem make the jump to Marvel’s Midnight Sun is a version of fire emblemsupport calls. In fire emblemSupport conversations are ways for the player to get to know characters better and grant bonuses in battles for linked characters with a deep connection. This mechanic is extensive in Fire Emblem: Awakening, who helped save the franchise In Marvel’s Midnight Sundeveloper Firaxis puts his own spin on this mechanic and might even do it better than fire emblem

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Iron Man talking to the player character called The Hunter in the Marvel's Midnight Suns video game.

One factor that can help: Midnight Sun tanning exceed support calls fire emblemit’s nostalgia. In fire emblem games introduce players to a completely new set of characters in each game. In midnight Sunhowever, with popular characters like Spider-Man and Iron Man being confirmed, it seems like Marvel’s midnight Sun support calls will be full of already recognizable characters. For many players, the idea of ​​a customizable character interacting with their favorite characters from the X-Men and Avengers is incredibly appealing. In fact, with there still being one unannounced playable character, it’s possible that Morbius, the lead actor in the 2022 most mems movie, could join the cast. midnight Sunbecause he was part of the original team in the Marvel comics.

In addition, the game has an open-world environment to explore to interact with the game’s heroes called The Abbey. This is incredibly similar to Garreg Mach Monastery, the hub world of Fire Emblem: Three Houses† In Three housesThis unique hub allowed players to participate in activities such as cooking and gardening with the other playable characters. However, it is as yet unclear whether the same will be true for the heroes of Marvel’s Midnight Sun in the world of the hub of the Abbey.

In general, using support calls from fire emblemMarvel’s Midnight Sun it looks like it will provide a pretty fun RPG experience. It seems that the game will be the deepest RPG experience of Firaxis yet, it takes about 40 to 60 hours to beat midnight Sun† With a new combat system and much greater emphasis on character development, Marvel’s Midnight Sun will be the developer’s most ambitious project to date. Players will see if the ambition materializes when the game launches on October 6 on PS4/PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC, with a Switch version at a later date.

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