Having been officially revealed a few weeks back, Rocksteady’s Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League just debuted via a teaser trailer during DC FanDome. Whereas Gotham Knights, the latest game from WB Games Montreal that was shown off earlier today, received a full gameplay demonstration following its big coming out, Kill the Justice League’s presentation was more about setting its tone than showing what it will look like in motion. Opening in what appears to be a Brainiac invasion of Metropolis, the Squad, made up of Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang and King Shark are given their orders just as a brainwashed Superman flies in and kills a person in cold blood.
Obviously this collection of misfits are way in over their head, and the unveiling paints the picture of a game that is having a lot of fun with its absurd premise. Afterwards, Sefton Hill from Rocksteady joined Will Arnett to shed some new light on what players can expect when the game drops in 2022 on next-generation consoles. You can play Suicide Squad solo, or also with up to three other friends in co-op. Unlike Gotham Knights, which has been confirmed to be set in a new universe, Rocksteady’s game will be a continuation of what they started in the Arkham series – Tara Strong, who voiced Harley in all the games post Arkham Asylum voices Harley here too. Gunplay will be a major focus, but each member of the Squad will have their own unique attacks like Harley’s baseball bat and Deadshot’s jetpack which you can use to burn enemies. Hill also confirmed that you’ll be able to switch between characters during the game.
It must also not go unsaid that much of Kill the Justice League’s writing was done by Kim MacAskill, who recently made public that Rocksteady has done a poor job crafting a safe environment for their female employees. MacAskill, who stated that writing for Suicide Squad was her dream job, had to leave the company because of the working conditions during its ongoing development