Marvel’s Midnight Suns, the upcoming card-based strategy RPG from Firaxis, has been hit by its second delay. A earnings report from Take-Two revealed that the game has been pushed back from its October 7 date to an unspecified release within fiscal year 2023. That means it will now arrive sometime before March 31, 2023.
The game’s Twitter account confirmed the delay with a message embedded below, which also revealed that the game will now have a staggered release. Midnight Suns will be released first for PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC within the fiscal year. The PS4, Xbox One, and Switch versions will come at some point after that.
While Midnight Suns will suffer at most a five-month setback (at least for the current gen) and could technically still arrive in 2022, it’s still disappointing to see it suffer another delay. The game was first announced almost a year ago at last year’s Gamescom. It graced game informant‘s cover this month and was originally scheduled to appear in March before being pushed back to October. A reinterpretation of Rise of the Midnight Sons Comic event, players control a team of occult heroes like Blade, Magik and Nico Minoru and Avengers like Iron Man, Captain America and Spider-Man to fight against Lilith, the mother of all demons. Midnight Suns’ turn-based combat uses a card system to select orders, and between battles players will explore a headquarters where they can socialize and bond with their teammates.
We played the first four hours of Marvel’s Midnight Suns in June and wrote seven takeaways based on our time with it. In this episode of New Gameplay Today, you can also watch us as Venom battles Spider-Man and other heroes.