Marvel’s Midnight Suns, the new strategy game from XCOM developer Firaxis that trades out soldiers and percentages for superheroes and a deck of cards, almost had Deadpool as a character in the base game, but the team decided against it as they were worried he’d end up a dominant presence in the game’s story. On top of that, the character based DLCs will also actually have more content than those already in the game in a few ways – if that sounds interesting to you, our Marvel’s Midnight Suns review dives into one of the best strategy games in years.
This comes from a PCGamesN interview with Marvel’s Midnight Suns lead designer Jake Solomon, a self proclaimed Marvel comics nerd, who wanted to make sure each character was represented right and in a way they wouldn’t drastically outshine each other, especially Deadpool.
“Originally we toyed with the idea of putting Deadpool in the base game,” Solomon explains, “but it’s like the kind of thing where anytime Deadpool shows up, it becomes the Deadpool show.
“The way that Marvel put it was ‘Deadpool kind of sucks the air out of the room.’ So we were like, ‘Yeah, I guess that’s true.’ So we decided to wait on that.”
Deadpool, along with Venom, Storm, and Morbius, are the four DLC characters coming to Marvel’s Midnight Suns post-release, with each being integrated into the full story in natural ways. In fact, Solomon told us how in some ways these DLC characters will actually get more play than those in the base game, as being separate DLCs allowed for each to be focused on more individually.
“They actually have more content in a lot of ways than some of the base game heroes in the sense that they all have three narrative missions solely devoted to them and their [own] part in a whole new storyline,” Solomon says. “Those missions are available very early in the game.
“Those characters have all the same content as the base game heroes, relationship wise, tactical wise, but they have even more narrative missions than most of the other heroes.”
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