Civilization VI and XCOM: Enemy Unknown developer Firaxis just announced its long-rumoured Marvel strategy game this week, Marvel: Midnight Suns. However, while the team have confirmed there will be the opportunity to build relationships, there’s bad news for anyone hoping to get intimate with Iron Man – you can’t.
Firaxis and Marvel announced the XCOM-like with superheroes at Gamescom Opening Night Live earlier this week, confirming it as a “tactical RPG” that explores the more supernatural side of the Marvel universe. In an interview with IGN, creative director Jake Solomon – who also worked on the XCOM series – confirmed that Midnight Suns players would be able to build relationships with established Marvel characters and become “very, very, very good friends”.
While in the game’s Abbey base, players will be able to choose to hang around with heroes such as Captain Marvel or Wolverine and build a relationship with them via various activities, Persona-like. However, things won’t get quite to the romantic level. “Trust me, if I could romance Blade, I would,” Solomon admits.