When Marvel launches Midnight Sun on October 7, players from around the world will jump into the dark, supernatural side of the Marvel Universe, along with Midnight Sun. As the last line of defense for Earth, this team of legendary Marvel heroes must band together to stop Lilith, the Mother of Demons, from resurrecting the great god Chathan.
To prepare for the battle ahead, Firaxis’s team was excited not only to design updated suits for the iconic heroes, but also to give them a signature, supernatural midnight sun look.
While creating these new suits we obviously wanted to make them look unique, but it was also important to maintain certain features so that the heroes could be easily identified even during intense battle sequences. Our initial designs for the Midnight Sun Combat Suits had a somewhat Arthurian medieval look, but in the end we chose a smooth combination of old and new that speaks to the powerful combination of Stark technology and the magic of Doctor Strange.
Strange glyphs are displayed on golden filigrade armored plates used alongside Stark’s black ballistic plastic parts. On top of that, the new suits emit magical helpfire! Our goal was to make them look like they were radiating supernatural energy একটি a modern twist on the traditional superhero suite.
Below is an example of how we approached the design of the suite for the Midnight Suns, with hints at the ability to unlock the new Stark- and Strange-powered suits in-game.
Spiders are human
Our red and blue sections go a long way in ensuring that the color-blocked Spider-Man is instantly recognizable. We’ve made sure to get the webbing design right; It has a specific shape, design and rhythm. This also applies to his animations, which have a distinct acrobatic style and an amazing, extreme posture.
To match Marvel’s Midnight Suns aesthetics, we’ve added a sharp, dagger-like design to the chest, back and arms of the Spider-Man suit and used the same size when designing its Spider symbol. Even in his black-and-gold battle suit, Spider-Man is obscure because he uses his signature Midnight Suns ability to buff himself while jumping in the air and hit him in the back with an iconic pose with a blast of Hellfire.
For Magic Suite, which has a punk style, we looked at comics like 1992. Ghost Rider and Blaze: Spirit of Vengeance Series for inspiration. Magic did not appear in those comics, but his supernatural ability to teleport through space and time made him a great fit. To match her with the original outfit shown in that comic, we added a black leather jacket, belt and bracelet to her New Mutants suit.
Magic’s black-and-gold Midnight Suns combat suit hints at the witch Aldrich Armor. New mutants And other comics. This transforms her into a medieval, high-fantasy heroine, very aligned with her favorite Soulsword weapon. Wearing this suit unlocks the powerful Darkchild’s power of magic, allowing him to reprimand all enemies at once and temporarily become invincible.
We chose Wolverine’s suit from the 90’s based on its brown-and-tan leather getup because we didn’t see it in many other games. The most important aspect of her appearance that we wanted to nail was the shape of her classic claws and helmet wings, which set her apart from the rest of Midnight Sun with her bulky body type.
For Wolverine’s Midnight Sun Combat Suit we’ve added sharp silhouette-breaking shapes to the shoulder pads, sleeves and boots. We also flared the helmet wings and added the indicated shapes to the lines of its rib panel. As a result, the look is fairly fierce, and Wolverine matches the ability to gain access to this suit: his fierce nature comes to the fore when he engulfs his claws in fire and attacks multiple enemies in a furious rage.
While designing the Ghost Rider look at Marvel’s Midnight Sun, we were inspired by the above The spirit of revenge His appearance as well as comic series All-New Ghost Rider Series with Robbie Race which launched in 2014. His head is transformed into a metal skull that mimics the lines of his classic muscle car, while his suit is based on the wear worn by racing drivers.
With its exaggerated Ghost Rider symbol and silhouette-breaking gold armor, Robbie’s Midnight Suns Combat Suit makes him look more like a monster spirit of revenge. It also unlocks his terrifying austerity abilities, allowing him to capture the enemy’s mind before he explodes with Hellfire.
Believe it or not, one of our main inspirations for Tony Stark’s Iron Man Suite was an iconic Italian sports car from the 80’s, with Stark’s flamboyant attitude and penchant for expensive automobiles not nearly as crazy as it sounds. The resulting sharp, pinched edges and large air vent give our Iron Man suite a distinctive look, but importantly don’t underestimate it.
Stark’s Midnight Sun Combat Suite, on the other hand, has been designed with exaggerated features to highlight its capabilities. We flashed the armor silhouette with flares of arms, buttocks and legs, also we had flames coming out of his arc reactor which turned into a huge column of Hellfire when he used the suit’s Midnight Suns power to target multiple enemies with a powerful ray. .
Hope you enjoyed listening to some of the hero’s new suite designs at Marvel’s Midnight Sun as much as we enjoyed working on them. We’ll share more details about the Midnight Sons roster next week on Marvel’s official Midnight Sons website, and we can’t wait to take your fight to Lilith on October 7 when the game launches on both PlayStation 4. And PlayStation 5!