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Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League Everything we know

The thought of the infamous Suicide Squad—Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and King Shark—taking on the Justice League's greatest superheroes from the DC Universe, such as The Flash and Superman, makes my heart skip a beat. I mean, didn't Superman just take down a slew of superheroes in Batman v Superman with a simple flick of the wrist? So how will four DC supervillains fare? I'm so ready for this; in fact, I was born ready from the moment Suicide Squad hit theaters in 2016. Enters Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is an upcoming action-adventure, third-person shooter being developed by Rocksteady Studios, the same studio that created the critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham series. So, at the very least, we know they'll be able to create compelling character-driven story gameplay in the new game. However, we know you still have a lot of unanswered questions, so sit back and relax as we go over everything we know about the new game, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.

What is Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League?

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is an upcoming game being developed by Rocksteady Studios. It'll be an action-adventure third-person shooter in the style of Rocksteady's previous Batman: Arkham series. That means character-driven gameplay, a fully explorable adventure set in the expansive city of Metropolis. And best of all an original story that borrows a page or two from the Suicide Squad film and comics.

Essentially, if you’ve read the comics or watched Suicide Squad, then you already have a rough idea of the kind of carnage to expect, the tone, personalities, and overall gameplay unique to members of the Suicide Squad


Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

Similarly to the Suicide Squad film and the comics, Amanda Waller is assembling the most lethal supervillains from Arkham Asylum to form the infamous Task Force X, a.k.a. the Suicide Squad. This team consists of DC's most popular villains, including Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, and King Shark. To keep them in check, Amanda Waller has planted lethal explosives in the back of their heads, which will detonate at the first sign of defiance. Whew.

This time, the Suicide Squad must neutralize an invading alien force. That, as well as some of DC's most powerful superheroes. However, the superheroes appear to have been corrupted by Brainiac and are now bent on destroying the city they swore to protect. I mean, when the most powerful superheroes turn to the bad side, who better to take them down than the most dangerous supervillains doing so under duress?


Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Official Gameplay Trailer - “Flash and Burn” | DC

The gameplay is designed around each character’s special skills and moves. Harley Quinn’s baseball bat, of course; Deadshot’s long-range rifle; Boomerang’s speed force; and so on. In addition to their special abilities, each character will have unique melee and ranged weapons. 

Each character’s moves and traversal skills will be further enhanced to freely maneuver around Metropolis. And, naturally, too, because Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is a more ambitious game compared to the Batman: Arkham trilogy, incorporating four-playable characters and an impossible mission to take down the Justice League.

Gamers will progress by customizing their weapons or advancing their skills. The game also features both single-player (freely switching between characters mid-play). Then there's a four-player co-op (seamlessly dropping in and dropping out freely) with the only playable characters being the villains that make up the Suicide Squad. 

Overall, we expect the gameplay to follow a similar formula to previous Arkham games, albeit with more emphasis on action.


Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Official Batman Reveal Trailer | The Game Awards 2022

Rocksteady Studios hasn’t thrown us completely in the dark. They have us on our toes by releasing a few different trailers with the new game’s story and gameplay they. As early as August 2020, the first cinematic trailer came out at DC FanDome, which you can watch here, and showcases some quirky, light-hearted moments, most certainly spiced up by Harley Quinn’s over-the-top personality.

In October 2021, Rocksteady Studios revealed a little more about the story and some of the most famous superheroes the Suicide Squad will have to take on in Metropolis, which you can also watch here. And in December 2021, we got an actual sneak peek into each character’s unique abilities and traversal mechanics featuring The Flash, which you’re free to watch here. It gets more intense when Rocksteady reveals the Suicide Squad going up against Batman at the Game Awards. You can watch it here.

From the trailers, we can draw a pretty close-to-full picture of the direction Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League will take, which is pretty similar to the comics and film, i.e., the recruitment of the Suicide Squad from the asylum, placing lethal explosives in their necks to control their every move, and launching them off to save the city in a seemingly impossible mission no one else would just gladly take on.

Some of the Justice League characters you can expect to see include; Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, The Flash, Green Lantern, and more. The game is a transition from previous Arkham games’ shadow of Batman into a more expansive Superman’s Metropolis universe.

Release Date, Platforms, and Editions

Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League was initially slated for late 2022 but is now set to release on May 26, 2023. No surprise there. We can only wait, a few delays notwithstanding.

To keep up with matching trends, the game will release on next-gen consoles. It will be available on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S. So be sure of enhancement in the graphics, sound, performance, and overall gaming experience. It’s still unclear whether they’ll have crossplay functionality, so it's probably best to assume that there won’t be one.

Also, news about the editions available remains a mystery. We’ll continue to keep an ear to the ground and keep you informed. But also, feel free to check for more updates by following Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League’s official social feed here.

So, what’s your take? Will you be picking up a copy of Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League once it's out? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.


Evans I. Karanja is a freelance writer who loves to write about anything technology. He is always on the lookout for interesting topics, and enjoys writing about video games, cryptocurrency and blockchain and more. When not writing, he can be found playing video games or watching F1.