Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League for PS5 and PC — Gameplay, story, and everything you need to know

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Superhero video games can be hit or miss. You can get amazing titles like the Batman: Arkham series and Insomniac's Spider-Man, easily one of the best PS5 games you can play at the moment, or you can get something like Marvel's Avengers. Hopefully, given Rocksteady's track record, Suicide Squad will fall into the former category.

The Suicide Squad is making the jump onto consoles with Batman: Arkham developer Rocksteady at the helm. DC has only revealed a 4-minute teaser trailer to whet our appetites, but that was more than enough to get us excited for this upcoming game, even if we'll be waiting until at least 2022 to get out hands on it. Here's everything we know so far about Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.

What is the Suicide Squad?

The Suicide Squad are a bunch of DC supervillains that have appeared over the years in numerous comic series. While various iterations have existed throughout this time, the team is usually depicted as a group of supervillains forced to work for the government in exchange for commuted sentences. In order to ensure their cooperation, members were outfitted with bombs that would be set off if they disobeyed orders. The Suicide Squad falls under the leadership of Amanda Waller.

Dozens of villains have been members of the squad at one time or another, with notable names including Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, Rick Flag Jr., King Shark, Deathstroke, Black Manta, and many more. Rocksteady's game will feature Harley Quinn, Deadshot, King Shark, and Captain Boomerang from what we've seen so far.

Suicide Squad What's the gameplay like?

Rocksteady hasn't shown off any gameplay from Suicide Squad yet, but you can probably expect it to be similar to the Batman: Arkham series. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League supports 4-player co-op but can also be played solo. If you're playing alone, the rest of the squad will be controlled by AI.

Suicide Squad What's the story?

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Set in the same universe as the Batman: Arkham series, Suicide Squad follows Harley Quinn, Deadshot, King Shark, and Captain Boomerang under orders to take out the "Alpha Target" in Metropolis, under siege by Braniac's forces. As it turns out, this Alpha Target appears to be Superman being controlled by Braniac.

Rocksteady is likely creating an original story inspired by the comics in this case. There was a comic run in 2016 that saw the Justice League attempt to eliminate the Suicide Squad after they discovered their existence.

Suicide Squad Do I need to watch the movie to play the game?

No. Just don't. Love yourself and pretend the movie doesn't exist.

Suicide Squad Is it coming to Xbox Series X, PC, and PS5?

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Yes. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League was announced for PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC. It does not appear that it will ship to last-gen consoles like PS4 and Xbox One.

Suicide Squad When does it release?

We'll still need to wait another year before we can get our hands on Suicide Squad. Rocksteady revealed that it isn't set to release until 2022, and who knows if it will be delayed before then. A lot of games have been delayed recently due to the ongoing pandemic, and these delays will only start to pick up as time goes on.

Jennifer Locke
Games Editor - PlayStation, Android, VR

Jennifer Locke has been playing video games nearly her entire life. You can find her posting pictures of her dog and obsessing over PlayStation and Xbox, Star Wars, and other geeky things.