Gameplay footage of Marvel’s Midnight Suns has been revealed for the first time.
The game is being developed by Firaxis Games, the studio best known for the XCOM games, and its influence can clearly be seen in the video.
However, the game also features a relationship building system similar to some other turn-based strategy games, most notably the Fire Emblem series.
Although Midnight Suns will feature a host of Marvel superheroes, the player will mainly control a new character called the Hunter, who is the “forsaken child” of Lilith, the “mother of demons”.
After Lilith is revived by Hydra, the Avengers revive the Hunter, because they’re the only one known to have defeated Lilith before.
Players form a team of three heroes and are then given a random selection of abilities, meaning they’ll have to change their tactics for every battle.
Between fights, they can explore the Abbey, a “living hub” that lets the Hunter develop their relationships with the other Marvel heroes, unlocking new rewards during combat.
Following the reveal, Firaxis’s creative director Jake Solomon said: “I grew up reading and loving Marvel comics. To be entrusted with these characters and their stories is an honour for me and the team.
“If you’re a Marvel fan, or an RPG fan, or a fan of tactics games, Marvel’s Midnight Suns will make these beloved characters come alive in a way you’ve never seen before.”