The upcoming new Marvel’s Midnight Suns game from 2K and strategy pros Firaxis Games has been given a release date, and it isn’t too far off.

It’s set in “the darker side of the Marvel universe”, and is being billed as a tactical RPG “that brings players face-to-face against supernatural forces as they team up with and live among the Midnight Suns, Earth’s last line of defence against the underworld.” Gameplay-wise, the challenge is to “Master a battle system that rewards clever thinking with Super Hero flair.”

Here’s the official synopsis: “Through a twisted marriage of magic and science, the nefarious force known as Hydra has revived Lilith, Mother of Demons, after centuries of slumber. Lilith will stop at nothing to complete an ancient prophecy and summon her evil master, Chthon. Pushed to the brink, the Avengers desperately look to fight fire with Hellfire by enlisting the help of the Midnight Suns – Nico Minoru, Blade, Magik, and Ghost Rider – young heroes with powers deeply rooted in the supernatural, formed to prevent the very prophecy Lilith aims to fulfill. Together, they resurrect an ancient warrior – the Hunter, Lilith’s forsaken child and the only hero known to have ever defeated her.”

Marvel’s Midnight Suns is slated for launch on October 7 on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4 and Xbox One, with a Switch mix coming at a later date. Pre-order now at JB Hi-Fi.

Here’s a new trailer, complete with a hearty chunk of Metallica’s Master of Puppets: