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In a statement published on Monday, 2K said that the game – which was only recently issued an October release date – would now arrive sometime during its current fiscal year, which ends in March 2023.
“We have made the decision to move back the launch timing of Marvel’s Midnight Suns to ensure the teams at Firaxis Games and 2K deliver the best possible experience for our fans,” it said.
Update - Firaxis statement
Firaxis added in its own statement that it’s “incredibly appreciative of all the support players have shared with us throughout the years.”
Initially planned for release in March 2022, 2K announced in November that it had been delayed to the second half of the year.
The game is being developed by Firaxis Games, the studio best known for the XCOM games. 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”.
VGC’s Jordan Middler, who recently travelled to Firaxis to see Midnight Suns in action, wrote: “We’re pleasantly surprised and impressed with Marvel’s Mightnight Suns so far, and we can’t remember the last time our expectations were subverted so thoroughly between what we thought the game was and what it actually is.
“The combat encounters are sophisticated, challenging and a lot of fun, and the social aspects of the game are a real dark horse. Those quiet moments between the missions are what could really make Midnight Suns a classic, and from what we’ve seen, it’s off to a good start.”