After announcing the title of the game a couple of weeks ago we finally have the Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League trailer straight from DC Fandome. After the trailer, Will Arnett, who hosted the panel, spoke with Sefton Hill, the Creative Director at Rocksteady Studios who gave a little more information about the game.
The first thing that you can tell right away is that the game looks gorgeous. Hill said the game takes place in a fully realized Metropolis that is in the midst of an invasion by Brainiac. Task Force X in this iteration consists of Harley Quinn, Deadshot, King Shark, and Captain Boomerang. The team at Rocksteady clearly understands these characters and has their personalities nailed down perfectly. It was also stated that this game does take place in the same universe as the Batman Arkham games.
There is no gameplay in the trailer but we get to see some CG beatdowns from each member of the team, showing off the weapons that can probably be expected in the game. Harley has her bats and grenades, Deadshot his guns and a jetpack, King Shark dual-wields giant cleavers and carries around a chain gun, and Captain Boomerang has… well, you know. But credit where credit is due it looks like these boomerangs have a blink ability that can send Boomer flying around the screen that will be really fun to play with if they make it into the actual game.
“So who do we have to kill?”
At the end of this Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League trailer the team gets a look at their target, Superman, who is being controlled by Brainiac. The team is obviously less than enthusiastic about the prospect of taking on big blue, but that is the name of the game after all. Literally. Hill goes on to say that the game can be played single-player or via 4 player online co-op. If you play single player, the rest of your team will be replaced with bots, but you will be able to switch back and forth between each character on the fly.
The game is scheduled for a release in 2022, presumably to give the other big DC game coming out in 2021, Gotham Knights, some room to breathe.