Dev livestream gives a deep look at Deadpool in Marvel's Midnight Suns
Get ready for one-liners
When Marvel’s Midnight Suns arrives on Switch, you can expand your adventure with Deadpool in The Good, The Bad, and The Undead, the first DLC for the game. Deadpool joins the team as an in-your face damage dealer wielding 10 unique Hero abilities. Plus, enjoy new story missions, a tasty new Abbey Upgrade, and some stylish cosmetics for everyone’s favorite Merc! You can get a look at all of that ahead of the Switch launch in the new dev livestream above.
A talented athlete and martial artist, Wade Wilson joined the US Army Special Forces as soon as he was old enough to leave home, but was kicked out for refusing to follow orders that didn’t align with his moral code. Following a subsequent spell as a globetrotting mercenary assassin, Wade was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer and volunteered for the Canadian government’s Weapon X program, which was attempting to imbue a regular human with Wolverine’s mutant healing factor. The procedure was considered a success; Wade’s healing factor heals him more quickly than cancer can kill him, but since his cancerous cells can never die, his body is permanently covered in welts and scars.
Aside from his superhuman healing factor, Deadpool is known for being unstable and unpredictable, loving Mexican food, and frequently breaking the fourth wall with an endless supply of witty banter. Deadpool is fully aware that he’s a fictional character, and successfully campaigned to join the Midnight Suns on social media by promising everything from katana skills and ninja reflexes to zany quips and a mean pancake recipe.
Deadpool is armed with two semiautomatic pistols, dual katanas, and frag grenades—but it’s his ability to passively heal a percentage of his health each turn as well as his unique En Fuego resource that make him such an effective addition to your Midnight Suns team. Most of Deadpool’s abilities deal damage to individual enemies; as he KOs them, it fills his En Fuego meter to buff any of his ability cards that include the En Fuego keyword. Depending on the card in question and how many stacks of En Fuego Deadpool currently has, buffs include increased damage, reduced Heroism cost, status effect duration, and more.