Itching to get a glimpse of the combat gameplay for Firaxis’ Marvel’s Midnight Suns before it arrives next month? You’ve got it in a new combat overview trailer for the game, which is coming from the folks behind the rebooted XCOM series.
While you might think that because of their previous titles, Firaxis has just taken the Marvel license and reskinned an XCOM game. Not so, as apart from being turned-based, the combat in Midnight Suns is different. At the start of a new mission, you’ll pick your squad from the available superheroes, then pick from a deck of random ability cards that will affect either your squad, your foes, or the environment.
Also, part of Midnight Suns involves building up your team’s chemistry, similar to how XCOM 2 had the soldier bonds, where soldiers can get a range of perks while in combat with a particular colleague. Interact with and build up a relationship with a particular hero, and you’ll unlock things from cosmetics to stat buffs to combo cards that allow your heroes to tag team an enemy for massive damage.
Midnight Suns will release for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store on December 2nd. Releases on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch will be announced at a later date. And keep an eye out after the game’s release for Deadpool, who will be Midnight Suns‘ first DLC character.