The hits keep on coming from DC FanDome 2020, and now Warner Bros. Games, Rocksteady, and DC have announced another game — Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. The CGI trailer above captures all the crazy we expect from the likes of Harley Quinn, but also throws in Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and King Shark — some not-so-well-traveled villains (and occasional anti-heroes). The game will be a “genre-bending action-adventure shooter” that you can play solo, or with up to three friends online in co-op mode. Here’s the very little we know:
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*.
David Haddad, President of Warner Bros. Games had this to say:
“Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League showcases Rocksteady Studios’ ability to combine masterful storytelling and compelling gameplay based on well-known DC characters. 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.”
This was followed up by Sefton Hill, Creative Director and Co-founder, Rocksteady Studios who remarked:
“Our team is excited to officially announce Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League and provide a glimpse into our latest project. 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.”
We’ve also got a fresh trailer for the James Gunn-directed Suicide Squad movie, but if you are new to all of this we’ve also got a brief description of the Suicide Squad themselves:
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.
Another interesting tidbit is that this game has been announced with a 2022 release date, but also that it’s going to be available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC, but bears no mention of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, making this a truly next-gen exclusive.
Stay tuned as we continue to cover what has become a very exciting DC FanDome!