Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League introduces an Elseworlds Joker in post-launch DLC

Rocksteady Studios is diving into the multiverse with Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.
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Rocksteady Studios has confirmed the first post-launch DLC for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League will focus on an “Elseworlds” version of the Joker, hailing from an alternative universe. This Joker headlines the first season of in-game content, which will feature two episodes with new missions, new activities, new gear, fresh boss fights, and enemy refreshes to keep players stomping through the action.

Notably – and this may get confusing – while Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is technically set within the Arkham universe, this is an entirely different Joker from the Mark Hamill-voiced icon. Rather, this Joker hails from an Elseworld (DC’s term for alternate universes) where he’s part of a different Suicide Squad. That means he’s armed and ready for battle, and will serve as a handy member of your reckless crew.

As detailed, this Joker will wield a special rocket umbrella to carve a path through the battlefield, and will also bring colour and pizzazz to his assaults. While his edgier, younger-looking design may be off-putting to those more familiar with the gritty Arkham Joker, it looks like he’ll still lend Suicide Squad an off-kilter, compelling sense of charm.

Rocksteady Studios has described this version of the character as more “vaudeville” than his predecessor, while also revealing he’s a bit more insecure – suggesting he’ll have some growing to do in Kill the Justice League. It’s an intriguing take on the character, and he should make for a solid addition to the game’s lineup of villains.

The Elseworlds Joker is expected to arrive in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League in March 2024, with other character-themed seasons set to be released in the months ahead. Per Rocksteady, the current plan is for each in-game season to be headlined by a new villain, with each bringing their own episodes and collectibles to the table.

Given the rogues’ gallery associated with the Arkham franchise, and that Rocksteady will seemingly be leaning heavily into alternate universe versions of beloved characters, we can see the game’s seasons becoming wildly unhinged in future. It’s exactly the sort of madness Suicide Squad needs to make a big impression, and to mark out its differences against other multiplayer action-shooters.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League launches for Xbox Series X/S, PS5 and PC on 2 February 2024

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