During Sony’s first State of Play of 2023, we got an extended look at Rocksteady’s first game in a handful of years – Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League.
In Kill The Justice League, the titular doomed heroes are tasked with saving Metropolis from a Justice League corrupted by Brainiac. Despite not playing as Batman, Kill The Justice League knows what players want, and that’s flying around a dark metropolis – one of the first gameplay scenes features Harley Quinn struggling through the air. It looks like the villains you’ll be playing with (Harley Quinn, King Shark, Captain Boomerang, and Deadshot) will have their own unique flying mechanics, which looked pretty sick in the promo clip.
Kill The Justice League supports online co-op for up to four players and will be supported post-launch with new content, new playable characters, and a battle pass that the developers said would only include cosmetics such as new outfits. With features like a loadout scoring mechanic and the ability to upgrade any weapon, as well as weapons you can buy from different manufacturers, Kill The Justice League feels a little less like Arkham City and more like a Borderlands game.
I’m very happy that DC’s new vision of trying to keep actors and the characters they portray consistent across TV and movies doesn’t affect Kill the Justice League. As much as I love Viola Davis as Amanda Waller in the movies, voice acting in a video game is a different beast that requires a distinct but no less important set of skills. Debra Wilson, who plays Waller in KTJL, is just too damn good to let go. (Hello, it’s me, video game journalism’s greatest Debra Wilson stan.) Kill The Justice League will also feature the late Kevin Conroy’s final appearance as Batman, which will no doubt be extremely emotional for any kid who grew up watching Batman: The Animated Series in the ’90s.
Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League launches May 26 on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC.