The quick news
Here are two extra trailers to check out:

“Master of Puppets” trailer: https://youtu.be/WVZTsTXO3Nk
“Official Gameplay Reveal” with a March release date: https://youtu.be/8eeGFDDU3Hg

Marvel’s Midnight Suns is coming 10/7/22 and the embedded trailer is awesome! The embedded one has a nice cover of “Enter Sandman” in it. Playable characters include Iron Man, Captain America, Wolverine, Spider-Man, Venom, Hulk, Scarlet Witch, Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, Blade, Ghost Rider, Magik, and Nico Minoru. The Wikipedia entry calls the game a “tactical” RPG. “Combat will be turn-based similar to Firaxis Games' XCOM series,” according to the entry.

The Midnight Sons
The game appears to actually be a play on words, since many of these characters are from the Midnight Sons. Moon Knight star Oscaar Isaac mentioned the group in an article about the show (see: https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/moon-knight-star-oscar-isaac-teases-midnight-sons-mcu.html/). Here’s a helpful piece from it:

“In Marvel Comics, the Midnight Sons are like the Avengers, but the team consists of supernatural heroes, including Moon Knight. Other group members include Ghost Rider, Punisher, Blade, Werewolf by Night, Doctor Strange, Morbius, Iron Fist, Black Cat, and more.”

Wikipedia (linked below) has a different list, “including Hellstrom, Jennifer Kale, Morbius, Werewolf by Night, Doctor Strange, and Ghost Riders Danny Ketch and Johnny Blaze.”

A key phrase is “supernatural heroes.” This is one of the many groups of heroes that the MCU seems to be getting into. There are currently Blade movies portrayed by Wesley Snipes. A Blade movie for the MCU is coming and he’ll be portrayed by Mahershala Ali. You heard him if you saw the Dane Whitman post-credits scene for The Eternals.

It’s interesting that Mahershala Ali portrayed Cottonmouth in Luke Cage (remember?). He isn’t the first actor to portray at least two characters even within the MCU. You can check out a cool list of 10 others here: https://screenrant.com/mcu-actors-previously-starred-other-marvel-movies-chris-evans-jon-favreau/

Even though Sony owns Spider Man, Venom, and Morbius they still have to work very closely with Marvel (and accept a cut to give to Marvel). The multiverse got broken in Loki’s season one and characters have been able to travel to other universes. Recent Sony movies have show this happening. Venom left something behind some “goo” in the MCU during Venom 2’s post-credits scene. What happened in the Mobius post-credits scene is still confusing. We’ve also seen this occur during Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

The reason I’m even just slightly aware of the Midnight Sons, is because MT has mentioned them multiple times in New Rockstars videos (NR channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NewRockstars/videos). I’ve been obsessively following this channel for probably a couple of years now. They’ve really fed the Hellstrom fire of my Marvel obsession (see what I did there?). Just like I do for Gmail and Cheerful Ghost, I keep an open tab for them that I refresh daily multiple times, so I don’t miss a video (unless it’s something I’m not interested which isn’t too often actually).

What do you think about this? Are you interested? Are you a New Rockstars fan? Let me know!

Marvel’s Midnight Suns on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvel%27s_Midnight_Suns

Midnight Sons on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midnight_Sons

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 06/13/2022 at 06:07pm

Thanks for sharing this Greg! It was not on my radar. I got a preorder in, as I am trying to collect all Marvel games. Looks interesting!

AzureAzule   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 06/13/2022 at 06:24pm

You're welcome! I think I found out about it when I was looking up info for the Midnight Sons, which MT mentioned during Moon Knight. I pretty much overlooked the game then still, but I recently got on Steam and saw the game in the news window (the small external one telling you something's on sale or out now). I'm definitely interested in learning more. I'm not sure I'm into the combat. It reminds me of a Kingdom Hearts game I think, so I think I could perhaps adapt and enjoy it. I can't get enough of seeing Marvel characters anyway and this one is packed full of them, especially some of my favorites (Wolverine, Doctor Strange, Ghost Rider,...). I could watch these trailers all day.

What Marvel games do you recommend? Did you play Marvel's Avengers? It gave me my intro to Kamala Khan and Kate Bishop and fell in love with both. I'd only play as Ms. Marvel. I haven't checked out the new Spider-Man addition. Have you played Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy? I haven't yet.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 06/13/2022 at 07:26pm

The most recent one that I played are both of the Sony Spider-Man games. They are so good!

I have Avengers and Guardians on my backlog. Maybe after I finish Everspace (not a marvel title), I will pick one of those up.

AzureAzule   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 06/13/2022 at 08:57pm

Oh, you reminded me! Those games are coming to PC soon! I'll finally be able to get to check them out!

AzureAzule   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 07/20/2022 at 06:09pm

Here's an "All we know" article about Midnight Suns: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/marvels-midnight-suns-everything-we-know-about-firaxis-tactical-superhero-rpg/1100-6499175/

If you visit the bottom of the official website, you can sign up for the 2K newsletter and get a free Blade skin: https://midnightsuns.2k.com/

AzureAzule   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 08/09/2022 at 05:03am

Well, game's delayed to March 2023. I'm disappointed, because I was looking forward to this as my October game. I love how it all looks, but I need to see some game play so I can see how this actually works. https://www.gamespot.com/articles/marvels-midnight-suns-delayed-again-current-gen-releasing-before-the-end-of-march-2023/1100-6506252/

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