In this case, the villains get an extra benefit of killing the Justice League who probably is the reason. Plus, as suggested Brainiac is involved as a reason for why the Justice League is suddenly baddies.
Rocksteady appeared during the stream to share some additional details, including the gameplay which will include Rocksteady’s “Superhero, supervillain empowerment” from the Arkham games plus gunplay as these villains are more, well, armed.
Set in an open-world Metropolis, each character “has their own unique moveset with enhanced traversal abilities to freely explore the dynamic open-world of Metropolis, along with a variety of weapons to customize and skills to master.”
Suicide Squad will also be a 1 to 4 player experience. Rocksteady says it’ll be completely playable in single-player, with bots filling in the role of other three characters. Or load in with three friends as a full, four-player squad.
Furthermore, players will be able to jump in at any time. So, start a game in single-player, have 1 or 2 friends join, maybe a friend leaves, it’s all up to you.
Rocksteady teased Suicide Squad with a mysterious image featuring an oddly purple Superman with the Suicide Squad crosshairs over his face, and we speculated on what that teaser and the game’s name could mean for Suicide Squad’s story and inclusion of DC’s biggest characters.
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Since its reveal, Rocksteady has come under scrutiny for allegations of workplace abuse and harassment that the company has yet to release a statement about.
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Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is slated for release on PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC. So next-gen consoles only.
Matt T.M. Kim is a reporter for IGN.