The long awaited next project from Rocksteady Studios, developers of the acclaimed Batman: Arkham series of games, has been hit with a big setback. A delay to Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League was officially announced by creative director and Rocksteady co-founder Sefton Hill.
First announced in 2020, Kill the Justice League will be a four-player, cooperative action adventure game set in an open world interpretation of DC Comics’ Metropolis.
It follows the Batman: Arkham version of the eponymous Suicide Squad, featuring characters Harley Quinn, Deathstroke, Captain Boomerang, and the wonderful King Shark as they attempt to save the world from a brainwashed Justice League – Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and The Flash are the confirmed antagonists so far.
The delay of Suicide Squad means Warner Bros now only has three major video games slated for 2022: Hogwarts Legacy, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, and finally Gotham Knights – itself another cooperative action adventure featuring Batman’s collaborators.
Gotham Knights represents a standalone continuity however and has no strict narrative ties to Kill the Justice League. The similarities in gameplay experiences between the two DC Comics games may have informed the business decision to separate their releases windows for the two titles, but this is unconfirmed.
Kill the Justice League will be Rocksteady Studios’ first major published title since Batman: Arkham Knight, a game released in 2015. Given the pedigree of the developer, the anticipation for this game remains very high.
The game will be available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC when it releases in 2023.