DC FanDome mostly focused on the new DC films, but thankfully there was enough time to squeeze in a game announcement or two during the event. We have finally gotten more details on Rocksteady’s next title Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.
The playable characters featured in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League are Harley Quinn (aka Dr. Harleen Quinzel), the mistress of mayhem; Deadshot (aka Floyd Lawton), the most dangerous marksman alive; Captain Boomerang (aka Digger Harkness), Aussie assassin extraordinaire; and King Shark (aka Nanaue), the demigod humanoid shark and rightful ruler of the seas.
Each squad member has their own unique move set with enhanced traversal abilities to freely explore the dynamic open-world of Metropolis, along with a variety of weapons to customize and skills to master. The trailer shows the squad beating up minions in Metropolis where Brainiac is in control.
Things quickly turn from jovial to insane when they run into Superman holding a pilot by his collar, and promptly melts the pilot with heat vision. It is revealed that Task Force X’s target is Superman, much to the chagrin of the team. They seem less than amused to take on this challenge, but will find a way to have fun while doing it.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is a continuation of Rocksteady’s previous trilogy of Batman titles: Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, and Arkham Knight. But with a bigger roster means more gadgets and ways to blow through foes players have. The game will have a multiplayer feature that allows each player to take control of one of the squad members as they attempt to take down the Justice League.
Rocksteady has confirmed that players will be able to swap between members of Task Force X, and single player mode will have the remaining members controlled by bots. Unfortunately, players will not be able to tackle the Justice League, or Brainiac, until 2022.