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Suicide Squad's first gameplay footage looks very promising

It’s what they do…

It’s been a very, very long time coming, but last night’s Game Awards finally featured debut gameplay footage of Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, the new DC Comics adventure coming from studio Rocksteady, previously responsible for the Batman: Arkham series, one of, if not the finest comic book video game franchise ever made.

The trailer sees our motley crew of Captain Boomerang, King Shark, Deadshot, and, of course, the irrepressible Harley Quinn laying waste to armies of enemies amidst a frankly stunning-looking cityscape. The trailer emphasizes Suicide Squad‘s heavy multiplayer slant, which will require players to capitalize on each team member’s unique skills and abilities while on an insane mission to take down that body of all that is right and true: The Justice League. Yep, it looks like America’s Greatest Heroes have turned evil (yes, again), and it will be up to our band of ragamuffin scumbags to save the day… and their own necks.

Honestly, I wasn’t sold on this title at all, but this “gameplay” looks really promising to me. I dig the smoothness and fluidity of the motion, the spectacular carnage, the huge open fighting arenas, and I even didn’t mind the comedy too much — always the hardest thing to pull off where the DC universe is concerned.

I won’t deny that the heavy multiplayer element is a bit of a hurdle, and we’re yet to see whether Warner Bros. will pack this title up the wazoo with Games-as-a-Service BS ala Square Enix’s much-maligned Marvel’s Avengers, but this new footage has turned me around on the game, and I move from trepidatious to, let’s say, positively cautious. Hope we get to see more real soon.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League launches on PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC in 2022

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