- New group shot of Suicide Squad in the Hall of Justice released by Rocksteady Games.
- First episode of "Suicide Squad Insider" showcases narrative and new gameplay features.
- Each villain has unique playstyle; open world of Metropolis is twice the size of city in Batman: Arkham Knight.
- Minimal discussion of live-service elements; focus on story and gameplay.
- Game set to launch on February 2, 2024, on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.
Unveiling New Details About Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
A new group shot of the Suicide Squad in the Hall of Justice has been released by Rocksteady Games, the developers of the upcoming supervillain co-op action game, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. This comes after the game's release was postponed earlier this year.
The game was first announced in 2020 and has been highly anticipated by fans. In a new video series, the developers provide a behind-the-scenes look at the game, revealing the size of the map and showcasing new cutscenes. Notably, they refrained from discussing the live-service aspects that have been a point of contention among fans.
Rocksteady's Silence and Subsequent Updates
For most of this year, Rocksteady remained quiet following the delay of Suicide Squad from May 2023 to February 2024. This was in response to negative reactions to a leak in January and the game's first major gameplay reveal in February. Fans expressed dissatisfaction with the game's resemblance to another always-online looter shooter, particularly the mechanic of targeting purple weak points on generic enemies.
First Episode of "Suicide Squad Insider"
In the first episode of Rocksteady’s “Suicide Squad Insider,” the studio aimed to showcase more of the narrative of the upcoming game. They also slipped in details about new gameplay features.
In the behind-the-scenes video, it was revealed that the open world of Suicide Squad’s Metropolis is twice the size of the city in Batman: Arkham Knight. The game’s villains—Harley Quinn, King Shark, Captain Boomerang, and Deadshot—are equipped with new traversal tools for exploring the expansive city. It appears staying off the streets will be beneficial as Brainiac’s minions cause havoc below.
Character Gameplay Differences and Connection to Arkham Universe
As expected, each villain will have a unique playstyle. Quinn is described as faster and more acrobatic, while King Shark is a powerhouse, capable of inflicting substantial damage from above.
The developers made multiple references to the Arkham games and their universe. Although it was known that Suicide Squad was set in the same universe, it appears Rocksteady and WB Games are emphasizing this connection.
Focus on Story and Gameplay Over Live-Service Elements
Interestingly, there was minimal discussion of live-service elements in the video. The studio chose to focus on the story and gameplay, possibly in response to the negative feedback received from players and critics.
However, it was confirmed in a press release that Suicide Squad will have free seasonal updates, adding new characters and missions, and a battle pass with both free and paid tiers.
Upcoming Launch Details
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is set to launch on February 2, 2024, on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. The game’s premium edition will also feature a three-day “early access” launch, a common practice among big games these days.
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