Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is the next game from Rocksteady, the studio behind the main Batman Arkham games, due for release in May 2023 on PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.
Suicide Squad looks like a decidedly different beast than previous Rocksteady Arkham games, with an emphasis on four-player co-op in an action-packed open world. You will be able to choose between the four members of Task Force X: King Shark, Harley Quinn, Deadshot and Captain Boomerang, who have different skills and playstyles. With this cast of characters, you’ll be tasked with doing something none of us would have thought possible: kill the Justice League.
Can’t wait to dive into this comic book adventure? Here’s everything we know so far Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League yet.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League: Get to the point
- What is this? Suicide Squad game from Rocksteady
- When can I play it? May 26, 2023
- What can I play it on? PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League release date and platforms
Suicide Squad launches on May 26, 2023 on PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC, after a delay from its initial 2022 release date.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League trailers
Rocksteady has revealed a behind-the-scenes trailer for the film Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League during PlayStation February 2023 State of Play – live stream (opens in a new tab). In this trailer, we get to see a broader showcase of the individual abilities each character has in battle, including how that crew will work together and what kind of enemies they’ll face.
They are different Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League trailers scattered around this article, but if you want a closer look at everything Rocksteady has to offer, check out his official YouTube channel (opens in a new tab).
Suicide Squad: Kill Justice League story and setting
Suicide Squad begins sometime after the events of Batman: Arkham Knight and sees Amanda Waller (also known as “The Wall”) assemble a task force of Arkham prisoners known as the Suicide Squad. Their goal is to undertake a secret mission in Metropolis.
When the ragged team arrives, they quickly realize that the supervillain Brainiac is trying to invade the planet and has brainwashed the Justice League (including the Flash, Superman, Batman, and Green Lantern). To save the planet, the Suicide Squad must track down every brainwashed member of the Justice League and eliminate them – oh, and bring down Brainiac.
Suicide Squad: Kill Justice League gameplay
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is set in the open world of Metropolis, which will resemble Rocksteady’s larger version of Arkham City. This open-minded approach to the world should mean there’s a lot to discover.
We also know that you will have the option to play the game solo or in multiplayer. Players who choose to play solo can switch between teammates as they please, and uncontrolled teammates are supported by AI to play alongside you. However, you will need an internet connection for this.
If you want friends to join you in multiplayer, they can step into the shoes of teammates you don’t want with up to four players at once. According to Rocksteady, it will have smooth gameplay and co-op will be on and off. So you can have friends playing with you one minute and playing solo the next without affecting your game.
Each of the four playable characters (Harley Quinn, Deadshot, King Shark, and Captain Boomerang) has their own “unique moveset” and “enhanced movement abilities”. While these exact skills and moves have not been specified, we took a look at each anti-hero’s unique playstyles in a gameplay trailer posted at Game Awards 2021 (opens in a new tab).
From what we’ve seen, Harley is quite agile, can land powerful melee attacks, and has a grappling hook in her arsenal; King Shark relies on brute force, but can pull out a gatling when needed; Deadshot adds firepower to the group (capable of both sniper and aerial attacks). Finally, Captain Boomerang is extremely quick on his feet, and his boomerang easily defeats ranged enemies.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League News
Battle Pass progression system
This was briefly mentioned in the February 2023 State of the Game trailer Suicide Squad will have a battle pass for cosmetic items only.
Kevin Conroy is Batman
The late Kevin Conroy has been confirmed as the voice of Batman in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. Conroy has voiced Batman in all of the Arkham games as well as Batman: The Animated Series and various movies, so it’s touching that he was able to lend his voice to Rocksteady’s latest game.
Two of the four Suicide Squad members have been confirmed so far, with Tara Strong, a long-time veteran of Harley Quinn, reprising her role. On the other hand, King Shark will voice WWE wrestler Nuufolau Joel Seanoa aka Samoa Joe.
While there’s no official word on Captain Boomerang’s voice, there are rumors that Chris Parson has been given the role. He previously voiced Junkrat in Overwatch and there is a huge similarity when listening to the two.
Deadshot is a bit more difficult to determine. Chris Cox previously spoke about the one-time wonder in Arkham City and Arkham Origins, both of which are set in the same universe. This Deadshot has also been confirmed to be an interpretation of the Floyd Lawton character.
Aside from Suicide Squad itself, Debra Wilson has been confirmed as the voice of Amanda Waller. Wilson previously voiced Waller in 2017’s Batman: The Enemy Within.