Rocksteady Studios showed off a cinematic trailer for Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League, their next game, at DC FanDome. They’d revealed the game’s first poster, which showed an apparently brainwashed Superman with crosshairs on his head a few weeks ago.
Brainiac Has Seemingly Brainwashed The Justice League
This cinematic trailer expanded on that idea, showing that the Suicide Squad is, in fact, targeting Superman. The trailer also confirms that he’s brainwashed, with his eyes having the same purple glow he did in the poster. There was some speculation as to who or what is doing the brainwashing when Rocksteady first revealed that poster.
The trailer shows a massive tentacled drone with a certain logo on its head right at the start. Fans of the DC universe will instantly recognise it as Brainiac’s symbol. The trailer doesn’t explicitly say that it’s Brainiac, of course, but it’s fair to assume that he has the entire Justice League under his control when Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League picks up.
Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League Features Four Playable Characters
As of right now, this Suicide Squad only has four members – Harley Quinn, Deadshot, King Shark and Captain Boomerang. I think it’s possible that we may see other characters down the line, though. We didn’t get any gameplay, but Rocksteady did confirm that it supports 1 to 4 players in co-op.
Players can also swap between each of these four characters at any point. Sounds a lot like Crystal Dynamics’ upcoming Marvel’s Avengers games. The most interesting part of this game to me is that it does take place in the same universe as Rocksteady’s Batman Arkham series.
Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League Is Connected To The Arkhamverse
Rocksteady’s Sefton Hill confirmed this during their panel at DC FanDome. “This is a continuation of the Arkhamverse, so a lot of the threads and storylines you’re going to see come to fruition in this game,” he said. This also means it doesn’t have any connection with WB Games Montreal’s newly announced Gotham Knights.
I’m curious to see how this game’s connection to the Batman Arkham series plays out. The last entry in those games, Batman Arkham Knight, ended with Bruce Wayne seemingly faking his own death. I wonder if that’s one of the threads that Sefton Hill is referring to.
Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League is coming out in 2022. It will be available on the PS5, Xbox Series X and PC.