Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad Shows Co-op Killing of the Justice League

Warner Bros. Games and DC used Sony’s State of Play broadcast to showcase gameplay from Suicide Squad on February 23, 2023. Created by Batman: Arkham series developer Rocksteady, a new trailer showed off an extended look at the game’s combat systems and 4-player cooperative gameplay. The new reveal arrives in late May 2023 on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

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Check out the Suicide Squad co-op trailer below.

In the trailer, the quartet is sent to rescue fellow supervillain Lex Luthor from none other than the Flash, who appears to be working with or for Brainiac, a Kryptonian menace. Each character uses their unique movement skills and combat abilities to take on groups of enemies, including battle tanks and robotic drones. They also destroy a massive, building-size robotic foe before managing to rescue Luthor from his captivity. They’re confronted by the Flash before Wonder Woman intervenes, attempting to use her Lasso of Truth to force the Flash to tell her how to reverse whatever process is causing them to become a threat. The Flash says that “We have to die to save the world.”

First revealed at the DC Fandome event back in 2020, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League stars the members of Task Force X, a.k.a. the “Suicide Squad.” It’s a group of villains coerced into working for the government to tackle threats and perform missions that are too shady for the superheroes of the DC universe. In this case, Batman villain Deadshot, Flash villain Captain Boomerang, Aquaman villain King Shark, and the Joker’s partner Harley Quinn are sent up against the Justice League itself. In a behind-the-scenes trailer, members of the Rocksteady development team said that the story takes place five years after the conclusion of 2015’s Batman: Arkham Knight, Rocksteady’s previous game. Suicide Squad will also be the last voice performance for voice actor Kevin Conroy, who recorded his lines as Batman in the game before he died in November 2022.

Suicide Squad will release on the PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on May 26, 2023.

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