Marvel’s Midnight Suns’ superhero crew is expanding by one on 26th January, when Deadpool enters the fray as the acclaimed strategy game’s first paid DLC addition.
At launch back in December, Midnight Suns featured a 12-strong base game roster of playable heroes, consisting of Blade, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, Ghost Rider, Hulk, Iron Man, Magik, Nico Minoru, Scarlet Witch, Spider -Man, and Wolverine.
However, publisher 2K confirmed shortly before release that Midnight Suns’ line-up would begin to expand in early 2023, when Deadpool arrived in the first of four planned post-launch DLC packs. That pack has now been given an official name – The Good, The Bad, and The Undead – the aforementioned 26th January release date, plus more details on what it’ll include.
Deadpool himself is described as an “in-your face damage dealer” that joins Midnight Suns with 10 unique Hero abilities, a selection of new story missions featuring new enemy types (which can be unlocked after completing the “Spidermaaaans” mission), plus new cosmetics.
As with other heroes, players can hang out with Deadpool to build their Friendship, and he brings a new Abbey Upgrade research project in the form of the Food Truck.
Deadpool is included in Midnight Suns’ £39.99 season pass and will be available to purchase individually at launch. His arrival will be followed by three additional DLC releases, each introducing another playable hero: Spider-Man’s nemesis Venom, Morbius – one of the original comic book Midnight Sons – and, finally, X-Men’s Storm.
Eurogamer’s Christian Donlan liked Marvel’s Midnight Suns – and its initial line-up of heroes – a lot when he reviewed it late last year, calling it “great tactical fun nestled in a sweet-natured superhero dollhouse” and slapping it with a Recommended badge.