Marvel’s Midnight Suns originally had about 25 heroes
An initial character roster for Marvel’s Midnight Suns featured around 25 heroes, director Jake Solomon revealed.
Firaxis’ excellent tactical RPG finally featured 12 of the biggest faces from Avengers and Midnight Suns in its final version – with plans to add four more characters after launch.
However, in order to narrow this definitive list down to something more manageable, several famous Marvel characters had to be discussed and whether they were suitable.
“I could argue for probably 50 or 60 heroes,” Solomon said PCGamesN. “I would be very excited to share their stories and get them to bounce off each other. My executive producer showed me our first lineup for the game. And it was like 25 heroes. And it was ridiculous. He said, “We’ll never be able to do that many heroes and all that stuff.”
While a third of Midnight Suns is combat-based, I’ve spent the majority of my experience hanging out with my growing cast of Marvel characters at my home base, making friends, delving into the game’s rich backstory, and exploring its modest open world .
Given the game’s supernatural story and Salem setting, it was perhaps understandable that Firaxis ultimately gravitated towards including Marvel’s more magical characters.
“[Magik] is my personal favorite character,” Solomon continued. And she made sense [because] she is supernatural. I [also] dear Punishers. But Punisher didn’t make that much sense with Blade in-game. We were like, ‘Okay, Blade is a better fit, right?’”
Midnight Suns’ combat is card-based, and one character that might not come as a surprise when you think about it was Gambit – the card-wielding member of the X-Men.
“We considered him very seriously,” Solomon concluded, “because you can make a case for him in a supernatural game, but like the card thing… he just fits right in.”
Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be – unless Midnight Suns ends up getting a second season of character DLC?
Christian Donlan called the game “great tactical fun nestled in a good-natured superhero dollhouse” and recommended the game in Eurogamer’s Marvel’s Midnight Suns review.
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