The next game from Rocksteady has one simple goal in mind, and it's the demise of the Justice League. Today, the studio unveiled Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, a new game centering around Harley Quinn and DC's other rogues.
An original story in the DC Universe, Rocksteady confirmed in a panel at today's DC FanDome event that Suicide Squad will be a continuation of the Arkham universe. Its set to star Suicide Squad members Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and King Shark, who have been sent on a mission by Amanda Waller after having remote explosive collars attached to them. Their task, as the title implies, is to end the Justice League including the Man of Steel himself, who's looking a little more evil than usual.
Today's trailer only featured a glimpse of what combat might look like in the upcoming Suicide Squad, with all four members darting around Metropolois and fighting a legion of enemies while bantering. In a press release, Warner Bros. Games and Rocksteady confirmed that Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League will be playable as single-player or co-op, with the former able to switch between characters at will.
Each squad member will have their own abilities, as well as traversal options for getting around an open-world version of Metropolis. There will also be a variety of weapons and skills to choose from, for dealing with the various do-gooders of the Justice League.
This was the second of today's big game reveals at DC FanDome. Earlier this morning, WB Montreal debuted its new game Gotham Knights, an Arkham-style take on the Bat-family. But while Gotham Knights is set for 2021, Suicide Squad won't be hitting until 2022 on next-gen consoles and PC.
Rocksteady also found itself going into this weekend on unsteady ground, as a report on past misconduct at the company came out earlier this week. Alongside a letter from women within the studio, Rocksteady published a statement yesterday, saying it has engaged with an independent third-party to confidentially assess where the studio is at now.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is coming in 2022 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC.