Why Marvel’s Midnight Suns Cut Their Massive, Original Roster

Marvel’s Midnight Suns almost had a larger character roster.


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

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Weinhoffer explained how the roster almost ended up being 20 characters, eight more than the final product lineup. “The first roster was 20 characters or something, so very quickly we were like, ‘Okay, our production is where it’s not going to be sustainable. We need to reduce that a bit,'” he said. The designer also continued to praise Marvel’s involvement in the upcoming game.

“But yeah, Marvel was awesome. They gave us free rein to use any character we wanted and licensed it or IPed it as a Universe game,” Weinhofer said. “So we can use the avengers and the mutants and the RunawaysSpider-Man and all the supernatural characters.” The superheroes who make up midnight sunsThe character roster includes Iron Man, Captain America, Doctor Strange, Magik and many others.

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Midnight Suns features an iconic Marvel lineup

Before midnight suns‘ release date, his YouTube channel introduced viewers to the abilities of several playable characters, including playstyle for Robbie Reyes’ Ghost Rider. According to the six-minute clip, Ghost Rider’s playstyle is “primarily high damage-focused, but many of his cards have a trade-off that either costs his own health or cards in your hand.” “He also has his own soul meter to fill, and that encourages you to knock out Ghost Rider himself,” explained narrator Christopher Odd.

In addition to Ghost Rider, Deadpool hacked Midnight suns‘ Twitter account to announce arrival of x-menit’s the storm. The Marvel Comics character changed the name of the game’s profile to #DeadpoolSuns to convince Marvel to add him to the growing roster of characters. Deadpool also changed the profile description to “DEADPOOL here! I took FULL control of this channel until these nerds put me in their Midnight Suns game. Let’s mess things up…”

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

Source: AusGamers

Kimberly B. Nguyen