After years of waiting, Rocksteady finally broke its silence by confirming it'll be working on Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League, which is certainly unconventional given everyone was absolutely convinced they were helming a Superman game.
But then again, Superman doesn't feature, sort of. Following two movies about the titular antiheroes - most recently with the more successful 2021 James Gunn (reboot?) - the special group of DC supervillains are finally getting their own video game.
It's been a busy week for Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League news. A supposed screenshot of the game's menu, leaked on 4chan and picked up by VGC, seemed to show a battle pass mechanic in the game.
This was met with widespread criticism, and the image was later taken down via copyright strike, potentially confirming its legitimacy. Rocksteady has yet to comment, so we'll have to wait and see whether the game has a live service mechanic.
At the Game Awards last week, a new trailer for Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League debuted. Most excitingly, it confirmed the return of the late, great Kevin Conroy as Batman once more. Check out the new trailer here:
Another DC Comics game, Gotham Knights, releases today! With this game out there in the public eye, attention will no doubt turn towards Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League going forward. Expect to hear something new in the coming months.
Since the news that Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League was delayed, we haven't heard anything from Rocksteady regarding their new release. We're still holding out for that Spring 2023 launch window!
Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League has been officially delayed into Spring 2023. Releasing a new statement, creative director Sefton Hill confirmed the news on Twitter, advising:
As reported by Bloomberg's Jason Schreier, Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League might have been delayed until 2023.
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Apparently, this was confirmed by "people familiar with development", but at the time of writing Warner Bros. hasn't officially confirmed the news. That being said, it's notable that when WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar outlined their 2022 plans, including “a full slate of highly anticipated games,” only Hogwarts Legacy and Gotham Knights were named, and not Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. Make of that what you will.
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.
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:
A new trailer for DC Fandome was released, and in it, Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League was shown, so we can likely expect some sort of big reveal in a couple of weeks. Find out more here.
Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League was initially planned to launch in 2022 year but following a recent delay, that's now been pushed back to May 26, 2023.
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.
Very similar to the comic books, the Suicide Squad is contracted by the government to form Task Force X. Under the watchful eye of Amanda Waller, the black-ops unit is expected to 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. This will likely be similar to how Square-Enix recently implemented the gameplay of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy game.
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.
At the time of writing Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League has released three trailers, all of which you can find below in the order they were released.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Official Teaser Trailer (released Aug 23, 2020)
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Official Story Trailer – “Ticking” (released Oct 17, 2021)
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Official Gameplay Trailer - “Flash and Burn” (released Dec 10, 2021)