DC FanDome begins Oct. 16 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific
Given Rocksteady’s track record with the fondly remembered Batman: Arkham series, I should be down for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League without caveats, but I’ll need more convincing before it even approaches no-brainer territory. For now, here’s a screenshot.
The news-filled DC FanDome 2021 event starts tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. Pacific, and to get us in the Superman-stopping (or at least slowing down) mood, Rocksteady’s Sefton Hill tweeted out an image of the upcoming Suicide Squad game for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X.
It feels like such a long time coming — are we getting gameplay this weekend?
It’s very nearly time for #DCFanDome. Can't wait for you to see more of the story and the weird and wonderful reprobates you’ll be teaming up with in #SuicideSquadGame pic.twitter.com/28g3Pr6Cik
— Sefton Hill (@Seftonhill) October 15, 2021
Yep, that’s Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, King Shark, and Harley Quinn all right. All four characters are playable — if you’re alone, you’ll have AI assistance, otherwise, you can team up with three other players in “open-world Metropolis.” There’s so much left to learn.
Even if this isn’t my preferred cast of characters for a comic-based video game, especially when we’re talking about Rocksteady’s once-in-a-blue-moon output, I think I can be convinced, and I have no doubts about Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League probably looking cool and fun and polished. For me, it really just comes down to the “genre-bending action-adventure shooter” foundation and how that resonates with solo play compared to co-op.
It’s not the end-all-be-all — or at least I don’t think it’ll be once the dust settles — but fans are still concerned about potential live-service-game woes, and real or not, those unfilled blanks are impacting the perception of this game. We’ve been burned before!
Hopefully tomorrow’s DC FanDome showing will be illuminating and we’re left feeling confident about the Suicide Squad game. (Reminder, it’s not coming to PS4 or Xbox One; it’s next-gen and PC only.) The launch is still penciled in for 2022, so we might get a release date or window, and worst case, there’s going to be a new trailer for The Batman.