The trailer for Rocksteady’s next title, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, just dropped during the DC Fandome event and it’s looking pretty good.
Teased for a release in 2021, this co-op game will feature notable villains Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, Cheetah, and Deathstroke alongside Rick Flag in a gritty co-op adventure. Their mission: take out the Justice League. The group’s administrator Amanda Waller is thinking big.
The game has been announced for the PS5 and Xbox Series X platforms, leaving the PS4 and Xbox One in the dust. This will truly be a next-gen experience running on the Unreal Engine. WB Games also said that Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League has no micro-transactions but will have paid content down the line.
The trailer showcases not only some of the action, but the characters as well: the titular characters banter in their signature ways as they hack and slash through a group of what seems to be alien enemies. For an unexpected matchup, their group dynamic is pretty seamless and shows the perfect touch of humor to fit what looks to be a pretty frantic action game.
Judging by the end of the trailer, it seems that the members of the Justice League have been infected by some kind of mind-controlling substance, and it falls to former villains to take them out and save the world.
Rocksteady is known for its high-quality combat from the Batman: Arkham series of games and the trailer seems to imply they’ve implemented creative and unique movesets for each of its Suicide Squad members. As the trailer did not show any gameplay, we’ll have to wait and see if this rings true: however, it also seems to have a lot more personality than the unfortuantely bland Marvel’s Avengers. If Crystal Dynamics wants to compete in the live service market, they’ll have to step it up.
Nevertheless, it’s clear that this game will be more than a cash-grab spinoff of the successful film series of the same name, despite featuring the iconic Harley Quinn a la Margot Robbie’s performance. Let’s hope that it lives up to the high bar set by Rocksteady’s other titles.
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