After outcry from fans, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League has been delayed.
Initially set to release sometime this May, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League reportedly is delayed. After Suicide Squad’s first gameplay reveal, fans across the internet have been sharing their thoughts on the game. After the dissapointment of Gotham Knights and Marvel Avengers, hopes were high for a new superhero game. The game’s antagonists are the Justice League, yet not quite themselves. With the world’s most powerful heroes under control things seem grim for humanity. It’s up to a ragtag group of villains with bombs in their necks to save the day, or die trying.
Furthermore this is not the first time lead developer Rocksteady has delayed Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. Having initally been announced in the August of 2020, Rocksteady has delayed a 2022 release of the game to Spring of 2023. Rocksteady are likewise responsible for the Batman Arkham Knight series, a well-respected gaming franchise adaptation of Batman. Lately Rocksteady hasn’t been able to keep up with the demands of it’s fans, and their reputation is suffering.
So, what’s the big deal?
Starring a ragtag group of villains including DC characters Harley Quinn, King Shark, and more; Suicide Squad is a long running series of comics. In said comics government agent Amanda Waller recruits a ragtag group of villains for completing highly dangerous missions. The rules are fairly simple for the mission, complete it, die trying, or die trying to get out of the mission. It’s a rather dark premise, yet the comedic nature of the characters keeps the mood fairly light. Suicide Squad has seen two live-action film adaptations, one met with praise, and the other well, has Jared Leto.
Bad Movie or not, Suicide Squad is a staple in DC culture & history. Fans complain about the premise of the game, having wanted a game about say Superman or Flash. However with how diverse the world of DC is, I do have to admit there are more interesting characters to base a game off of. On the other hand it’s fun to see the Justice League as antagonists, even if they are not fully themselves. Taking down powerful heroes as weaker villains is an appealing idea to many gamers. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League follows a fairly standard gaming format, including a battlepass.
After the reveal of the live-service model, fans justly have shown their disapproval online. In typical internet fashion there is a lot of unwarranted negativity. On the other hand, I do not enjoy seeing a battle-pass model implemented into so many games. However after the Arkham series of games I know Rocksteady is able to deliver a good product, and I hope they use this delay to help polish Suicide Squad to it’s fullest potential. To play the biggest games on top-of-the-line gaming equipment, check out The Esports Cave.