Disney’s D23 event is underway, and as promised, they held a short live-stream to show off some upcoming games based on their slate of properties, including Marvel. While rumors were floating around leading up to the event about EA unveiling both a Black Panther AND Iron Man game, or perhaps Insomniac showing up with Spider-Man and Wolverine, the reality was far more subdued. That’s not to say there wasn’t a few news worthy takeaway from the event however, including a new NEW release date for Marvel’s Midnight Suns.
Originally announced for March of this year and accompanied by a Game Informer cover story, Marvel’s Midnight Suns was delayed into a nebulous 2nd half of 2022 window. This was shortened to October 22nd during Summer Game Fest and about a month ago, it lost its opening day once more, with a promise that it would launch during publisher 2K Games’ fiscal year on the current generation of consoles and PC. Those still playing on last-gen machines as well as Nintendo Switch have to wait even longer as those ports will follow in the future. At least for the time being, Marvel’s Midnight Suns will try to arrive in time for the holidays as it now has claimed December 2nd, 2022 as its latest targeted day of arrival. Fingers are crossed of course that we’ll be playing developer Firaxis’ first stab at the Marvel license sooner rather than later, but, given its history who knows if it will slip again.
The big headline stealing moment though came when the Marvel project from Skydance New Media, headed by ex-Naughty Dog alum and Uncharted director Amy Hennig, was unveiled for the first time. With no official working title to speak of or any gameplay to back it up either, Skydance’s game will star Captain America and Black Panther fighting Hydra in Paris during World War II. As its CG teaser was brief, clocking in at little over a minute, don’t expect to be getting your hands on this one anytime soon. Still, the prospect of Amy Hennig getting to play in this sandbox is very much worth getting excited for, so here’s hoping the project doesn’t share the same fate as Hennig’s planned Star Wars game they were working on for EA.