Marvel’s Midnight Suns release date, season pass, and pre-orders

Marvel’s Midnight Suns release date has now been announced, and here’s everything else we know about the exciting superhero strategy game

Marvel's Midnight Suns release date: Captain Marvel and others gather around a map table

Want to know the Marvel’s Midnight Suns release date? This new strategy game from the creators of XCOM: Enemy Unknown and XCOM 2 aims to uniquely capture the energy of superhero combat in a turn-based strategy game. It involves tactical battles, and a real time RPG layer where you can walk around your home base, talk to other superheroes, upgrade your gear, and hunt for secrets and hidden content.

Marvel’s Midnight Suns release date was announced during Summer Games Fest, and it’s going to be a slow four months as we wait to get our hands-on the game again. We had the chance to check out Midnight Suns’ opening gameplay, and while it might not be XCOM 3, it’s certainly shaping up to be more than just a cash-in on a popular IP.

It’s not just the release date that we know about – 2K and Firaxis have shared details on other aspects as well, such as post-launch DLC plans, as well as the playable roster of heroes at launch. We’ve put together a quick guide on everything we know about the game at this stage, and we’ll keep it up-to-date as more information is announced.

Marvel’s Midnight Suns release date

Marvel’s Midnight Suns releases on October 7, 2022. The game’s release date was announced during Summer Games Fest 2022.

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Marvel’s Midnight Suns DLC and season pass

Announced at the same time as the release date, Marvel’s Midnight Suns launches alongside a season pass. Senior franchise producer Garth DeAngelis, confirmed in an interview that four new characters will be coming after launch, and that the studio plans to sell alternate cosmetic outfits for heroes via an in-game marketplace.

“[There are] a lot of throwbacks to different comic runs, and new, unique, outfits that we’ve created with Marvel. You can equip them not just in combat, but you can have them in the Abbey,” DeAngelis explains.

Marvel’s Midnight Suns pre-orders

Marvel’s Midnight Suns is available to pre-order now, and will be sold in the following bundles:

  • Standard Edition ($59.99 / £49.99) – this is for PC and last-gen consoles, and only includes the base game
  • Enhanced Edition ($69.99 / $59.99) – this is for Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles only, but it also comes with five premium cosmetic skins
  • Digital+ Edition ($79.99 / £69.99) – this is for PC and all consoles, and comes with 11 premium cosmetic skins
  • Legendary Edition ($99.99 / £89.99) – This is for PC and all consoles, and will include 23 premium cosmetic skins as well as the season pass

Doctor Strange summons a spell in Marvel's Midnight Suns

Marvel’s Midnight Suns heroes

Here is the full list of confirmed playable heroes in Marvel’s Midnight Suns so far:

  • The Hunter
  • Blade
  • Magik
  • Ghost Rider (Robbie Reyes)
  • Nico Minoru
  • Iron Man
  • Doctor Strange
  • Captain Marvel
  • Scarlet Witch
  • Spider-Man
  • Wolverine
  • Captain America

Scarlet Witch has been confirmed as both a playable hero and as a boss-level enemy later on. She is corrupted by Lillith, forcing Romanov to join her enslaved group of heroes and villains. The Hulk also becomes one of the ‘Fallen’, but we don’t have confirmation whether you’re able to unlock him as a playable hero on your team.

That’s everything you need to know about Marvel’s Midnight Suns. For more guides check out our list of excellent tactical RPGs if you want something else to sink your teeth into, as well as our round-up of other upcoming games due out later this year.

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