After years of waiting, Rocksteady broke its silence by confirming it'll be working on a Suicide Squad title. The special group of DC supervillains are finally getting their own video game just in time for the next generation of consoles.
Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League is set in the same timeline/universe as the Batman Arkham games, where the recently announced Batman: Gotham Knights does not. Here's all we know.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League ARG Lets You Prank Call Amanda Waller - October 13th, 2021
Not long before Suicide Squad's preview at DC FanDome 2021, Rocksteady's given us a classic ARG to promote it, posting a US phone number that'll play an automated message from Amanda Waller when called. You can read more here.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Key Artwork Revealed - September 24th, 2021
Ahead of next month’s reveal at DC FanDome, Rocksteady's released new key art for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. You can find that below:
Suicide Squad will be at DC FanDome 2021 - August 31st, 2021
A trailer for DC Fandom was released, and in it, Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League was shown. Find out more here.
The game is scheduled to release in 2022. It may be some time before we get a real indicator of a what month this will be.
The game will launch on PS5, Xbox Series X and PC.
We may hear more news about more platforms such as Nintendo Switch and Google Stadia, closer to its release.
What Is The Suicide Squad Game?
Rocksteady's Batman Arkham trilogy are rightfully regarded as some of the finest superhero adventures in gaming, so seeing them shift gears and let us take control of the Suicide Squad is exciting.
Unlike the Batman game in development from WB Montreal, Rocksteady has avoided any real teases. Leaks suggested the title will have the subtitle "Kill The Justice League", which would explain why the announcement tweet has a crosshair over Superman's noggin.
Target locked - #DCFanDome - August 22. #suicidesquadgamepic.twitter.com/HrXZNKwo0f
— Rocksteady Studios (@RocksteadyGames)
Very similar to the comic books, the Suicide Squad is contracted by the government to form Task Force X and carry out secret missions in exchange for a full pardon.
The villains get the added benefit of killing the Justice League, who probably is the reason they're being contracted. It's suggested that Brainiac is behind why the Justice League are suddenly baddies.
This game will be a continuation of the Arkhamverse, so a lot of the threads and storylines you're going to see come to fruition in this game. It will include an open-world metropolis.
Rocksteady also confirmed the game will support 1-4 player co-op, allowing players to swap to any character at any moment.
In the game you can play as:
- Harley Quinn a.k.a. Dr. Harleen Quinzel, the "mistress of mayhem"
- King Shark a.k.a. Nanaue, the "demigod humanoid shark"
- Deadshot a.k.a. Floyd Lawton, the "most dangerous marksman alive"
- Captain Boomerang a.k.a. Digger Harkness, the "Aussie assassin extraordinaire"
Each character will have moves and abilities unique and specific to themselves.
They will also have a wide range of customizable weapons to help them take down the Justice League.