Rocksteady Games’ upcoming action-adventure title Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League has been delayed until 2023, according to a new report by Bloomberg. Previously scheduled to release this year, Warner Bros. has apparently pushed the release date out to next year to give the game more time in development.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League will be set in Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham universe and will follow the escapades of the titular Suicide Squad as they face off against Brainiac, who has assumed control of Earth’s mightiest heroes. The ragtag group of anti-heroes must band together to save the day and in the process, probably kill the Justice League.
Last week, WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar confirmed that both Hogwarts Legacy and Gotham Knights will release in 2022. However, it doesn’t look like Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is on the schedule anymore, according to Bloomberg.
Warner Bros. Games and Rocksteady have yet to announce an official delay for the game, though it’s expected to be announced sometime this year by the company. The game was originally slated to be released in 2022, though development setbacks have seemingly pushed it further out than anticipated.
Meanwhile, Warner Bros. Montreal will still deliver a highly anticipated DC game this year in Gotham Knights, which is (rather confusingly) unconnected to Rocksteady’s Arkham universe. Instead, this isolated tale will follow the extended Batfamily including Batgirl, Robin, Nightwing and Red Hood as they investigate the mysterious death of Bruce Wayne.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League seems to be taking a different direction, though, as it’s much lighter in tone despite having Rocksteady’s trademark flashy – and often brutal – combat system. Billed as a “genre-bending action-adventure shooter”, players will be able to play the game either solo or with up to four friends online, taking on the roles of either Harley Quinn, King Shark, Boomerang or Deadshot.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League doesn’t have an official release date yet, with a delay announcement expected soon. It’s in development for PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC.