Why Marvel’s Midnight Suns scaled back its original, massive roster

Why Marvel’s Midnight Suns scaled back its original, massive roster

Marvel’s Midnight Suns almost had a bigger character list.


In an interview with AusGamers, Firaxis’ creative director Jacob Solomon and designer Joe Weinhoffer discussed their adaptation of the 13-character roster for the upcoming game. When asked if Marvel made them include any characters, Solomon explained their free rein over the decision. “No. They let us develop our first previous list and they never said, ‘You can’t use that or you should use this character,'” he explained.

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Weinhoffer discussed how the list almost ended up being 20 characters, eight more than the final product’s selection. “First list was 20 characters or something, so we were really quick, like, ‘Okay, our production is where this is not going to be sustainable. We have to cut this down quite a bit,” he said. The designer also went on to praise Marvel’s involvement in the upcoming game.

“But yeah, Marvel was great. They gave us free rein to use whatever characters we wanted and were classified under their license or under the IP as a Universe game,” Weinhoffer said. “So we get to use Avengers and Mutants and RunawaysSpider-Man and all the supernatural characters.” Superheroes that make up Midnight sunsThe character list includes Iron Man, Captain America, Doctor Strange, Magik and several others.

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Midnight Suns features an iconic Marvel series

In front of Midnight suns‘ release date, the YouTube channel introduced viewers to several playable characters’ abilities, including the playstyle of Robbie Reyes’ Ghost Rider. According to the six-minute clip, Ghost Rider’s playstyle is “mostly focused on dealing large amounts of damage, but many of his cards have a trade-off that costs either his own health or the cards in his hand.” “He also has his own soul meter to fill, and that encourages you to get knockouts with the Ghost Rider himself,” explained narrator Christopher Odd.

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In addition to Ghost Rider, Deadpool hacked in Midnight Suns‘ Twitter account to announce the arrival of X menhis Storm. The Marvel Comics character changed the game’s profile name to #DeadpoolSuns to convince Marvel to add him to its growing roster of characters. Deadpool also changed his profile’s description to “DEADPOOL here! I’ve taken COMPLETE control of this channel until these nerds put me in their Midnight Suns game. Let’s get messy…”

Marvel’s Midnight Suns is scheduled to launch on PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series, Nintendo Switch and PC on December 2, 2022.

Source: AusGamers

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