Rocksteady Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have officially announced their next game in the weekend-long DC Fandome event.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, confirmed through a teaser poster and a trailer, features Harley Quinn, King Shark, Boomerang, and Deadshot. The game takes place in Metropolis, and is confirmed to be part of the “Arkhamverse” (confirmed by Stephen Totilo via Twitter). The squad’s mission, issued by Amanda Waller, is to save the Earth by… well… killing the Justice League, or die by the explosive implanted in their heads.
Well, there you go: Rocksteady’s Suicide Squad is in the “Arkhamverse,” according to the game’s creative director.
— Stephen Totilo (@stephentotilo) August 23, 2020
In a press release by Warner Bros., the game is an action-shooter game with four-player coop set in an open-world Metropolis. Each character has unique moveset to traverse the open world and strategies to combat enemies along the way.
“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.”
David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Games
The game will be available worldwide in 2022 on PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X and PC
Here’s the overview of the game per Warner Bros. press release:
Warner Bros. Games and DC today announced Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, a new genre-bending action-adventure shooter that can be played solo or with up to four players in online co-op*. Based on iconic DC characters and developed by Rocksteady Studios, creators of the critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham series, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League combines the studio’s signature character-driven story gameplay with third-person shooter action to deliver a gaming experience unlike any other. The game will be available worldwide in 2022 on PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X 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*.