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Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League release date, trailers, and gameplay

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is the next game from Rocksteady, the studio behind the mainline Batman Arkham games, and it's set to release in May 2023 for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. 

Suicide Squad looks to be a decidedly different beast than Rocksteady's previous Arkham games, with a focus on four-player co-op across an action-packed open world. You'll be able to pick between the four members of Task Force X: King Shark, Harley Quinn, Deadshot, and Captain Boomerang, who all have different abilities and play styles. With this cast of characters, you'll be tasked to do something none of us would think possible: kill the justice league.

Excited to jump head-first into this comic book adventure? Here's everything we know so far about Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League so far.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League: cut to the chase

  • What is it? A Suicide Squad game from Rocksteady
  • When can I play it? May 26, 2023
  • What can I play it on? PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League release date and platforms

The Suicide Squad tower over the camera

(Image credit: Warner Bros. / DC)

Suicide Squad releases on May 26, 2023, for PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC, following a delay from its initial 2022 release window.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League trailers

Latest trailer

Rocksteady revealed a behind-the-scenes trailer of Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League during PlayStation's February 2023 State of Play live stream. In this trailer, we get to see a more extensive showcase of the individual skills that each character has during the midst of battle, including how this crew will work together and what kind of enemies they will have to face up against.

There are other Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League trailers scattered through this article, but if you want to take a closer look at everything Rocksteady has to offer, check out its official YouTube channel

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League story and setting

Suicide Squad picks up sometime after the events of Batman: Arkham Knight and sees Amanda Waller (AKA "The Wall")  putting together a task force of Arkham inmates, known as the Suicide Squad. Their goal is to undertake a covert mission in Metropolis.

When the ragtag team arrives, they quickly realize that the supervillain Brainiac is attempting to invade the planet and has brainwashed the Justice League (including the Flash, Superman, Batman, and Green Lantern). To save the planet, the Suicide Squad needs to hunt down each brainwashed Justice League member and eliminate them - oh, and takedown Brainiac. 

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League gameplay

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is set in an open-world depiction of Metropolis, which will be like a larger-scale version of Rocksteady's Arkham City. This open-world approach should mean there's plenty to explore.

We also know that you'll have the option to play the game solo or multiplayer. Players who opt for solo play can switch between members of the squad as they please, with the uncontrolled team members being handled by AI to play alongside you. However, you will need an internet connection for this.

If you want friends to join you in multiplayer, they can jump into the shoes of the squad members you don’t want, with up to four players able at once. According to Rocksteady, this is going to be a seamless gameplay experience, and the co-op will be drop-in and drop-out. So, you can have friends playing with you one minute and go solo the next without it impacting your game. 

The four playable characters (Harley Quinn, Deadshot, King Shark, and Captain Boomerang) each have their own “unique moveset” and “enhanced traversal abilities”. While these exact abilities and moves haven't been specified, we did get a look at each of the anti-heroes' unique playstyles in the gameplay trailer released at The Game Awards 2021

From what we saw, Harley is pretty agile, can land powerful melee attacks, and has a grappling hook in her arsenal; King Shark is all about brute force but can whip out a gatling gun when he needs it; Deadshot lends firepower to the group (capable of both sniping and aerial assaults). Finally, Captain Boomerang is extremely fast on his feet, with his boomerang taking out ranged enemies with ease.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League news

Suicide Squad Amanda Waller

(Image credit: Warner Bros)

Battle Pass progression system
It was briefly mentioned in the February 2023 State of Play trailer that Suicide Squad will have a Battle Pass for solely cosmetic items. 

Kevin Conroy is Batman
The late Kevin Conroy has been confirmed as the voice of Batman in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. Conroy voiced Batman in all of the Arkham games, as well as in Batman: The Animated Series and various movies, so it's poignant to see he was able to lend his voice to Rocksteady's latest.

Voice actors
So far, two out of the four Suicide Squad members have been confirmed, with long-time Harley Quinn veteran voice actor Tara Strong resuming the role once more. King Shark, on the other hand, will be voiced by WWE wrestler Nuufolau Joel Seanoa a.k.a. Samoa Joe. 

While no official word on the voice of Captain Boomerang, it's heavily rumored that Chris Parson has been given the role. He previously voiced Junkrat in Overwatch, and there is a huge resemblance when listening to the two. 

Deadshot is a little harder to pin down. Chris Cox previously voiced the one-shot wonder in Arkham City and Arkham Origins, both of which are set in the same universe. This Deadshot has been confirmed to be the Floyd Lawton interpretation of the character too. 

Outside of the Suicide Squad itself, Debra Wilson is confirmed to voice Amanda Waller. Wilson previously voiced Waller in 2017's Batman: The Enemy Within. 

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