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Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League Gets In-Depth Gameplay and Details

PlayStation recently held a State of Play event that shed some light on upcoming PS VR2 titles as well as third-party updates on games like Street Fighter 6, the Resident Evil 4 remake and more. However, Rocksteady’s Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League concluded the event with an in-depth gameplay dive which painted a more accurate picture about the core gameplay, gear, characters and story.

The story of Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League takes place in the same universe as the Batman Arkham games and is set several years after the events of Arkham Knight. The world is a very different place and it seems like Metropolis has been taken over by Brainiac and his goons. Worst of all, Brainiac has somehow taken control of the Justice League including Superman, Batman, Green Lantern and The Flash. It’s now up to the unlikely villains the Suicide Squad to save the day.

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The deep dive for Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League was broken into two segments. The first showed a proper look at co-op gameplay and how each member of the Suicide Squad – Captain Boomerang, Harley Quinn, Deadshot and King Shark – played and synergised in combat. Unlike the Arkham games which were revered for excellent melee combat, Rocksteady’s take on Suicide Squad seems to place a lot more emphasis on third-person shooting and fluidly gliding around a gorgeous city overrun with enemies. Players will be able to seamlesly team up in the game for online co-op and progress the story together.

The second half went into more detail about the game’s various characters including the central cast of villains turned anti-heroes and the Justice League. Every member of the Suicide Squad uses various guns and weapons but each also has different strengths. For example, King Shark is the fastest melee combatant while Deadshot can pull off long-distance sniper shots. Captain Boomerang can use his trusty boomerangs to traverse the environment and ricochet projectiles while Harley Quinn is the hammer-wielding jack of all trades.

The game’s marketing game manager Gaz Deaves stated that the studio aimed to make a truly massive open-world Metropolis:

“With Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, we want to create a game where the city itself becomes part of the combat. In order to do this, we knew we had to make our biggest map yet — Metropolis is more than twice the size of Batman: Arkham Knight’s Gotham, but it’s not just about size – we’ve put the detail and personality in our world that we think makes it feel alive, and that players expect from us.”

The reception for the new gameplay for Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League has been mixed so far with fans feeling underwhelmed with the strong focus on its gear system and character customisation (hopefully that isn’t a worrying sign of things to come). Some have even prematurely compared it to Marvel’s Avengers but Rocksteady has already proven itself as a capable studio so there’s some positivity leading up to its release.

Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League launches on 26 May 2023 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC. Check out the deep dives from the latest State of Play below.

Source: PlayStation

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