When the Justice League goes evil, the mere mortals of Earth (whichever number) are left to their own devices to figure out how to handle the beings that had once defended them. Beings with powers can be equal to demigods or deities of legends and myth. It leaves only one hope for humanity, a questionable plan devised by ARGUS Director Amanda Waller: Task Force X, less formally known as The Suicide Squad.
Each implanted with a bomb in their head, the members of the Suicide Squad were offered the chance to lessen their sentences by working for the Task Force under Amanda Waller on a top-secret basis. Villains, one and all, who have terrorized, murdered, and jaywalked their way across various parts of the universe have converged in Metropolis. The four members of this squad currently are: Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, King Shark, and Deadshot.
An up to four-player co-operative experience, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League will let you take control of one member of the titular team, while others are controlled by teammates or AI. When playing solo, you'll be able to shift between members of the team so that you can control who you like... or who is at the most crucial point of the mission. The mission we see them undertaking during the new reveal trailer is to kill Target Alpha, better known to everyone as Superman... and he has glowing eyes of evil and is killing innocent civilians. This goes down the same time that Brainiac is launching his latest attempt to invade Earth, sending his minions down to attack Metropolis.
“Our team is excited to officially announce Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League and provide a glimpse into our latest project,” said Sefton Hill, Creative Director and Co-founder, Rocksteady Studios. “We’re introducing an original take on the Suicide Squad that combines the rich, character-driven storytelling Rocksteady is known for with innovative gameplay features to create a unique gaming experience."
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League will be centered around Metropolis as Rocksteady leaves Gotham to its successors of WB Games Montreal for now. Talking about the game slightly, they revealed that they want Metropolis to almost be a fifth character in terms of focus, which with the evil ex-heroes and alien invasion should have a lot of possibility. Additionally, Rocksteady plans for each of the four playable characters to have more mechanical complexity then Batman had in the Batman: Arkham games.
“Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League showcases Rocksteady Studios’ ability to combine masterful storytelling and compelling gameplay based on well-known DC characters,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Games. “The team is creating a genre-defining experience that brings the formidable Suicide Squad to life in a way that has never been done before.”
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is a next-gen title, aiming for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X and will release in 2022. Take a look at the official reveal trailer below to see more.
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