Warner Bros Games and DC Comics have confirmed that Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League will put in an appearance at DC FanDome.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League was unveiled back in 2020 and is set to be a third person PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC game where you, apparently, kill the Justice League. We say “apparently” because, while DC strikes us as more likely to put a bullet through their flagship heroes’ brains than, say Marvel, our gut feeling is you won’t actually get to murder Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman et al.
All we’ve really seen so far is a rendered trailer for the game, which see Harley Quinn, Deadshot, King Shark and Captain Boomerang lounging around on a roof and ends with a visit from a Braniac-controlled Superman. That’s set to change this October, when the title puts in an appearance at DC FanDome, DC’s virtual showcase. WB Games have promised “a new reveal”, which could be an actual look at the game in action. But it could also be a ten second clip of Harley Quinn picking her nose.
We’ll have to wait till October 16th to find out for sure, which is when DC FanDome takes place. But WB and DC may already have given us a big clue in the form of a piece of “key art”. Faintly reminiscent of The Boys’ famous cover, it has the Suicide Squad looking down at the viewer. What’s odd, however, is that there are only four characters featured. Typically the Suicide Squad is a lot bigger; James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, for example, sported seven main characters.
In other words, it looks as if these characters, the same four featured in the original trailer (seen above) are Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League’s only protagonists. So you’ll likely be stepping into the shoes of Captain Boomerang, Harley Quinn, King Shark and Deadshot. Other Suicide Squad members might get a look in but we don’t expect we’ll get to play as them.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is being developed by Rocksteady Studios, the team behind the superb Batman: Arkham games, so we have high hopes for SSKtJL, especially since it lets you play as the “bad guys”. You can tune into DC FanDome on October 16th at 10 AM PDT / 6 PM BST to find out more, along with a look at Gotham Knights.