While WB Montreal is working on Gotham Knights, Rocksteady–the team behind the Batman Arkham games–has been working on something a lot more ambitious than a game about one vigilante. The next game from Rocksteady is Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, and Rocksteady showed off the first look at the game today at DC Fandome.
The trailer features Deadshot, King Shark, Captain Boomerang, and, of course, Harley Quinn. The quartet is in Metropolis, where a gigantic Brainiac robot looms in the background collapsed but still glowing purple. The team argues for a while–as the Suicide Squad does–before their commander, Amanda Waller, interrupts them. They fight a bunch of goons to an Outkast track, and it feels good.
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While this trailer doesn’t offer up any gameplay, the fight sequence is acrobatic and exciting, calling to mind games like Sunset Overdrive. Once the fight is over, the group’s primary target shows up: Superman with terrifying, purple-glowing eyes. Brainiac, it seems, is in full control.
Rocksteady’s Sefton Hill, director on Suicide Squad, said that the game is a 1-4 player cooperative game, and that the entire game can be played with just one player or a full party of four. You’ll be able to play as all of the characters, each of which have their own movesets and ways to get around. The game is set in Metropolis, rather than Gotham, but Hill confirmed that Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is a continuation of the Arkhamverse of games, including Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, Arkham Knight, and Arkham Origins. Hill said that Suicide Squad will even continue some of the story threads from those games.
And so when can you play it? Rocksteady says Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is coming out in 2022. We could be waiting anywhere from 15 months to over two years for the game. They’re not talking about platforms yet, so we can only guess which systems it might be coming to.