The whole of the pandemic has coincided with us learning about Rocksteady’s follow-up to their genre-defining Batman: Arkham game series. For Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, the developers have not given themselves an easy task. Not only is it a bigger and more frenetic universe, but players will take over four members of Task Force X. That includes favorites Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, and King Shark. As we see in the long-awaited first co-op gameplay trailer, each member has their own specialty.

This assault on the alien-overrun Metropolis is hyper frenetic and showcases the traversal aspect to their combat. Harley is acrobatic, Deadshot is precise, Shark is the strongest, and Boomerang is a goober. Just like you’d hope! We can glean from the above that Brainiac has overtaken the members of the Justice League, except for, it would seem, Wonder Woman. The Flash would make for a pretty scary villain, we have to admit.

King Shark, Boomerang, Deadshot, and Harley Quinn look on in horror as the Flash causes havoc in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.

We also got to see another video, this one with the developers explaining more elements of the game.

They let us know that, yes, these events take place in the same universe as the Arkham games, a few years after Arkham Knight. After Brainiac takes over and brainwashes the Justice League, Amanda Waller assembles Task Force X to fight them. Helping our core four are a number of other villains, like Toy Man. The devs promise even more playable characters, too, which is very intriguing indeed.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League‘s release date has been delayed from May 26, 2023 to February 2, 2024.

Originally published on February 23, 2023.

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