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Entertainment Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League release date, trailers, gameplay and news

23:42  24 august  2020
23:42  24 august  2020 Source:   digitalspy.com

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Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League release date, trailers, gameplay and news © Rocksteady Studios Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League release date, trailers, gameplay and news

It what must be one of the hardest handbrake turns in all of video games, Rocksteady Studios –the developers behind the much beloved and faithful Batman Arkham games– has defied all expectation with the announcement of their brand new game, Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League.

That's right, instead of donning the pointy-eared mask of the caped crusader for another gritty afternoon on Gotham, we'll be pulling on some neon hot pants, preparing our bats and boomerangs, and limbering up our King Shark-sized muscles to fight what appears to be an evil iteration of the Justice League, in this tantalisingly unique game.

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The world was ready for a sequel to the smash-hit Arkham Knight game in 2020, but five years later and Rocksteady is taking us in a new direction, and we are kind of digging the journey so far.

We are getting some serious Sunset Overdrive vibes from the brief cinematic trailer we saw during the DC Fandome, and if they can build a game that delivers punchy quips from Harley Quinn and her crew as well as punchy punches to the steely jaw of Superman, we are all for it.

Check out all we know about Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League.

Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League release date

We'll start off with the bad news, as Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League is still a long, long way off from release.

During the announcement trailer, Rocksteady gave us a worryingly vague release window of 2022. Yep, a full two years away from release, and all we have until then is a four-minute cinematic trailer.

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a man with a sunset in the background: Superman in Rocksteady's Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League trailer © Rocksteady Superman in Rocksteady's Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League trailer

We assume that Suicide Squad is so early in production that there was literally nothing else to show during the DC Fandome event, and that Rocksteady are spending their time building a wonderful game, but it's a tough blow for gamers who will have waited seven years between Arkham Knight and this new vision.

The good news in all this is that it's firmly in the next-gen cycle, so the game will release on Xbox Series X and PS5.

This is good news because 2022 will be far enough into the lifespan of these new consoles that the games will likely be polished and looking as crisp as ever, as developers slowly learn the workings of these powerful gaming machines.

Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League trailer

You'll be able to watch the full trailer at the top of this article, and frankly, its a joyous ride throughout.

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a person wearing a mask: Harley Quinn in Rocksteady's Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League game © Rocksteady Harley Quinn in Rocksteady's Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League game

We catch Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and KingShark (all staple members of the Suicide Squad) taking a not-so-well-earned rest as a city burns underneath the menacing glare of a purple-eyed skull – likely some sort of Brainiac invasion, but we are yet to see the big-headed freak just yet.

We presume it's Amanda Waller – leader, antagonist, and sometimes ally of the Squad – who Harley is duping over the radio, though we have no confirmation on that. But we do see a little bit of combat, as the squad hop around the rooftops taking out some enemies in their signature ways, giving a glimpse of how the game's mechanics might work upon release.

It might turn out that Suicide Squad breaks down into typical archetypes, and we will be playing as different heroes (read: villains) depending on our preferred play-style.

a group of people wearing costumes: Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League video game © Rocksteady Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League video game

For example, Harley is the heavy, close-range combatant, Boomerang is a zipping assailant who uses speed and bombs to take out enemies, King Shark is the static, heavy-machine-gunner with suppressive fire, while DeadShot looks like a long-range sniper/support.

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Later on in the trailer, as Harley quips about Waller's supposed "Alpha Target" the red and blue blur takes out some choppers in the background, and the Man of Steel himself is shown with that same terrifying purple gaze that we saw in the teaser image released earlier in July.

As we had suspected previously, it looks like your task as the Suicide Squad is to systematically take out the super-powered Justice League with a team of your buddies, and we are all for it.

Given that the film version of Suicide Squad was also teased at DC Fandome, we would imagine there would be a bunch of other members showing up as playable characters too, like PolkaDot Man, and Rick Flagg.

Suicide Squad Kill The Justice League story

Interestingly, of the two games announced by Warner Bros. at the DC Fandome (the other one being Gotham Knights), this is the game that is a direct continuation of the Arkham series of games, and is set within the same universe.

However, (spoiler alert if you haven't finished Arkham Knight) if you've played those games before then you'll probably know that Batman is likely dead, following the events of the last games' ending, so we are confused as to how the Justice League is set up in the years between this game and Arkham Knight.

From the early tease of the image of Superman with purple eyes and a target on his head, many fans speculated that this was, in fact, Bizarro, the evil zombie-like version of Superman from the comics. But now we figure Brainiac has come to Earth to turn the Justice League on the population through mind-control, which makes a lot more sense than yoinking a random villain from the comics and putting him front and centre in a brand new, mass-produced game.

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a person wearing a costume: Suicide Squad Game © Rocksteady Games Suicide Squad Game

We would imagine this will be a 1-4 player co-op game, not too dissimilar from the upcoming Marvel's Avengers game, where you pick a hero, jump out into the world to complete missions, return to base to upgrade, customise and partner up with friends online for more destruction - sounds awesome.

If we had to hazard a guess as to who we will be taking down from the Justice League (other than Supes himself) it would have to be these towering, super-powered gods among men, who would otherwise be too difficult to put into the game as playable characters.

Think: Green Lantern, Flash, Martian Manhunter, Cyborg, Wonder Woman. Maybe even Aquaman to set up some sort of friction with King Shark? Interesting to speculate on.

We will update this article with all the latest news, images, trailers and info as we get it so keep this page tabbed to stay up to date.

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