Marvel’s Midnight Suns first DLC now has a release date, a wacky new trailer, and a cheeky frontman. Available January 26, The Good, The Bad and The Undead adds a smart-ass, fourth wall-breaking Deadpool to the Midnight Suns roster, as well as new story missions, more cosmetic items, and upgrades to Abbey – our heroes’ base of operations.
Deadpool is something of an anomaly in Marvel. He’s a sardonic mercenary full of irreverent humor and meta-jokes. It is childish, inappropriate and disrespectful. I love him.
Judging by the trailer (which you can watch below), it looks like Deadpool is at least partially responsible for the sudden influx of vampires. It also seems to take the issue as seriously as you’d expect, which is not at all. In addition to this new set of story missions, Deadpool has a quirky food truck for the Abbey, all-new attack and ability cards, and most of all, “a new reason I keep my mask on.”
What fourth wall?
Marvel’s Midnight Suns was something of an unexpected hit [made me like superheroes again]. From the fast and addictive writing to the way it lets you lament thugs, Firaxis’ latest strategy game has a lot to offer.
However, what sets Midnight Suns apart is the way it invites you to meet the rest of the superhero team between missions. You spend time with your colleagues, meet and develop friendships. You will learn more about these people and be drawn into the world of the Midnight Suns through fascinating and sometimes hilarious lyrics.
In its lighter moments, Midnight Suns boasts a playful sense of humor that seems compatible with Deadpool’s entire deal. I, for one, would love to see him break up Blade’s book club or shut down The Keeper, the annoying stick in the mud that technically owns and maintains the Abbey itself.
However, the appearance of Deadpool raises one or two concerns for me. Midnight Suns has a healthy sense of humor, but at bottom it’s a game about a group of deeply traumatized people trying to come to terms with a difficult past and an uncertain future. Midnight Suns does not shy away from Tony Stark’s struggles with alcoholism or Nico Minori’s abuse at the hands of her murder-lucky mother.
Dragging Deadpool into the delicate emotional tapestry of Midnight Suns is certainly a daunting task. However, given how well-written Firaxis’ strategy RPG has blown us away so far, it’s not unthinkable to suggest that they might as well.