Marvel’s Midnight Suns Gets New December Release Date, Animated Prequel Shorts

2K has announced a new release date for Marvel’s Midnight Suns at D23, while also revealing upcoming animated shorts tying into the game’s story.

During the Disney & Marvel Games Showcase this afternoon at D23, 2K/Firaxis revealed a new gameplay trailer for Midnight Suns. Even better, however, the game has a new release date: December 2, 2022.

If that’s not enough for you, the game will also be getting a set of five animated shorts that will serve as prequels to the game’s main story. The first short will hit on October 31st (Halloween!), but D23 gave us a quick tease:

Marvel’s Midnight Suns Prequel Shorts is a set of five short videos that provide backstory on how Lilith became the Mother of Demons, and how Super Heroes like Blade, Magik, Ghost Rider and Nico Minoru came together to form the young core of the Midnight Suns.

“In Marvel’s Midnight Suns, we knew we had a really cool opportunity to dive deep into the dark side of Marvel and introduce some supernatural heroes that may be new to many Marvel fans,” stated Jake Solomon, creative director at Firaxis Games. “Prequel Shorts sheds light on the events leading up the game and really brings the world of Marvel’s Midnight Suns to life.”


As part of the announcement of Prequel Shorts, 2K and Marvel Entertainment debuted the opening intro and shared that the first short video will premiere on Halloween — October 31, 2022 — via the Marvel Entertainment YouTube channel. Marvel’s Midnight Suns Prequel Shorts is being animated by the talented teams at Sun Creature Studio and DIGIC Pictures; each video is currently scheduled to be released weekly.

Marvel’s Midnight Suns hits PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PCs on December 2, 2022. A date for the older consoles (and Nintendo Switch) will be announced later on.

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