Marvel’s Midnight Suns first DLC now has a release date, a wacky new trailer, and a sassy lead. Available January 26, The Good, The Bad and The Undead adds wisecracking, the fourth wall-breaking Deadpool to the Midnight Suns roster, as well as new story missions, more cosmetics, and upgrades to Abbey – our heroes’ base of operations.
Deadpool is something of an anomaly in Marvel. He is a sarcastic mercenary, full of humor and meta jokes. It is childish, inappropriate and disrespectful. I love him.
Judging by the trailer (which you can check out below), it appears Deadpool is at least partially responsible for the sudden influx of vampires. It also seems as if he takes this issue as seriously as you’d expect, which is to say: not at all. In addition to this new set of story missions, Deadpool comes with a whimsical food truck for the monastery, new attack and skill cards, and best of all, “a new reason not to remove his mask.”
What fourth wall?
Marvel’s Midnight Suns has been something of an unexpected [made me like superheroes again]. From its well-paced and immersive writing to the way it allows you to cry over fools, Firaxis’ latest super-powered strategy game has a lot to offer.
What sets Midnight Suns apart, however, is the way it invites you to get to know the rest of the superhero team between missions. You spend time with your mates, hang out and develop friendships. You learn more about these people and are drawn into the world of Midnight Suns through its intriguing and sometimes funny writing.
In its lighter moments, Midnight Suns boasts a hilarious sense of humor that seems compatible with the whole Deadpool deal. I, for one, would like to see him smash the Blade book club or wind up the Caretaker, the grumpy stick in the mud who owns the techno and maintains the monastery itself.
However, Deadpool’s appearance raises a concern or two for me. Midnight Suns has a healthy sense of humor, but at its core it’s a game about a group of deeply traumatized people trying to come to terms with their difficult pasts and uncertain futures. Midnight Suns doesn’t shy away from Tony Stark’s struggles with alcoholism or Nico Minori’s abuse at the hands of her homicidal mother.
Threading Deadpool into the delicate emotional tapestry of Midnight Suns is certainly a tall order. However, given how well Firaxis’ well-written RPG strategy has surprised us so far, it’s not out of the question to suggest that they might succeed at this as well.