Not content with delivering news of the awesome looking Gotham Knights, Warner Bros and DC are keeping the hype flowing with the confirmation, first details, and release window for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League on Xbox Series X, PS5 and PC.
Promising to be a genre-bending action-adventure shooter, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is currently in development by the team at Rocksteady Studios, and if you know anything about video games, you know that when Rocksteady get involved, the outcome is usually one of greatness.
They behind the awesome Batman Arkham Asylum from 2009, 2011’s Batman Arkham City (check those out in Batman: Return to Arkham) and then Batman Arkham Knight a few years later, if it’s a character-driven story affair you’re after, Rocksteady are more than happy to provide it. Drop in help from Warner Bros and DC, and Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is immediately on course to become one of the most anticipated titles of the coming years.
Playable solo or with up to four players in online co-op, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is based on iconic DC characters as we see Rocksteady combine the studio’s signature character-driven story gameplay with third-person shooter action to deliver a gaming experience unlike any other. There’s a bit of a wait before we’ll see it though, with the game becoming available worldwide in 2022 with launch on Xbox Series X, PS5 and PC.
Featuring an original narrative set in the DC universe, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League takes place in a richly detailed open-world Metropolis. The story follows Suicide Squad members Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang and King Shark who must take on an impossible mission to save Earth and kill the world’s greatest DC Super Heroes, The Justice League. Restrained with lethal explosives implanted in their heads, all four DC Super-Villains have no choice but to band together and carry out this untenable assignment as part of Amanda Waller’s infamous Task Force X. Fans can tailor their experience, whether playing on their own as a single player, switching between characters at will, or teaming up with friends in multiplayer co-op*.
“Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League showcases Rocksteady Studios’ ability to combine masterful storytelling and compelling gameplay based on well-known DC characters,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Games. “The team is creating a genre-defining experience that brings the formidable Suicide Squad to life in a way that has never been done before.”
“Our team is excited to officially announce Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League and provide a glimpse into our latest project,” said Sefton Hill, Creative Director and Co-founder, Rocksteady Studios. “We’re introducing an original take on the Suicide Squad that combines the rich, character-driven storytelling Rocksteady is known for with innovative gameplay features to create a unique gaming experience.”
The playable characters featured in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League are Harley Quinn (a.k.a. Dr. Harleen Quinzel), the mistress of mayhem; Deadshot (a.k.a. Floyd Lawton), the most dangerous marksman alive; Captain Boomerang (a.k.a. Digger Harkness), Aussie assassin extraordinaire; and King Shark (a.k.a. Nanaue), the demigod humanoid shark and rightful ruler of the seas. Each squad member has their own unique moveset with enhanced traversal abilities to freely explore the dynamic open-world of Metropolis, along with a variety of weapons to customize and skills to master.
Check out the official reveal trailer for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League down below. Don’t forget to let us know what you think by hitting up the comments. Will it be this or Gotham Knights that has your attention the most?