Sony’s State of Play gave gamers their best look at Rocksteady’s Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, so far with tons of new gameplay and story details.
The last bit of today’s State of Play presentation (as previously announced) was focused on Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. On top of getting a swanky new gameplay trailer (with tons of new footage), fans were also treated to a lengthy behind the scenes look at the game detailing the characters, gameplay, and story highlights from the continuation of the Arkham universe…
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is an original genre-defying action-adventure third-person shooter where players take on the roles of Harley Quinn (a.k.a. Dr. Harleen Quinzel), Deadshot (a.k.a. Floyd Lawton), Captain Boomerang (a.k.a. Digger Harkness) and King Shark (a.k.a. Nanaue), who must join forces to take down the World’s Greatest DC Super Heroes, the Justice League.
Enjoyed as a solo or four-player online cooperative experience, the gameplay reveal provides an in-depth look at the multiplayer mayhem that can ensue, with each Squad member’s unique traversal abilities and attacks on full display. Whether players gravitate towards Harley Quinn’s wild acrobatics, King Shark’s powerful leaping, Deadshot’s aerial sharpshooting or Captain Boomerang’s lightning-fast speed force, each character delivers distinct skills specific to their brand of chaos.
Furthermore, a behind-the-scenes featurette was released today with members of the Rocksteady Studios team expanding on the world of Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League and going deeper on core game elements and characters, along with commentary on the process of taking the Squad out of Arkham Asylum and into the dynamic city of tomorrow that is Metropolis. Additionally, the video touches on the studio’s plans for new content after launch. On top of the massive story-driven campaign, vibrant open-world and action-adventure shooter experience, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League will have post-launch content updates to expand the story with new missions and earnable characters, available at no cost. The game will also have a cosmetics-only battle pass system to earn new outfits, emotes and other items to uniquely customize Squad members.
While it’s definitely a pretty big departure from the Arkham games, I’m excited to see how this one plays out. The gameplay looks fun, taking on a looter-shooter style, while also bringing in those characters/story elements that keep the Arkham story going (this apparently takes place 5 years after the events of Arkham Knight). Should definitely be interesting, to say the least!
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is set to hit PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PCs on May 26, 2023.