“Suicide Squad is a unique new franchise for gaming”
Rocksteady Studios has dropped the first details for its upcoming DC video game, Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League.
During a panel at DC FanDome, the developer released a new trailer and delved into what its latest title is about. The game is set to be a next-gen title and will launch on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X in 2022.
Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League is a continuation of the critically-acclaimed Arkham series and takes place in an open-world Metropolis. Players can explore the world solo and swap between various characters, or take to the city co-operatively as a team of four.
The reveal trailer showcased Suicide Squad members Harley Quinn, Deadshot, King Shark and Captain Boomerang as they take on unknown force sweeping the city. Each member has been implanted with a bomb and tasked to kill the Justice League, as the title suggests. The trailer ends with Superman appearing before seemingly unveiling an evil persona.
Check out the full teaser trailer below:
Rocksteady Games creative director, Sefton Hill, outlined more details about the game during the panel. Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League will have a focus on both melee and gun-based combat and described the game as a “unique new franchise for gaming and we’ve been able to put our own spin on it and create something special”.
Being a part of the Arkham universe, Hill stated that many plot threads from past games in the series will continue in Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League. Despite having a multiplayer focus, Hill also added that the title will remain faithful to the franchise and remain character focused and promised the game will have a “real heart and soul inside it”.
Warner Bros. Games Montreal also announced it was also working on a game in the Batman universe known as Gotham Knights. The game also has an emphasis on co-operatively play and embraces gameplay tropes seen within the Arkham series.