At last year’s DC FanDome, we got our very first look at the new, upcoming video game from Rocksteady, Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League, and it looked pretty awesome. However, a year passed by and we hadn’t seen anything else from the game. No second trailer. No gameplay footage. Nothing. So when this year’s event came around, we were all looking forward to seeing SOMETHING from this game, and boy, did they deliver.
While last year’s teaser trailer gave us a basic premise for what the game would be, this new one dove quite a bit deeper, giving us our biggest glimpse yet at the game’s story, characters and tone. Take a look:
In this latest trailer, we get to see some other members of the Justice League, Amanda Waller (voiced by and mocapped by Debra Wilson, who voiced Waller in Telltale’s Batman: The Enemy Within), Gizmo, a hint of Poison Ivy, and a hilarious scene with The Penguin at the end.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is actually set in the same continuity as Rocksteady’s Arkham game trilogy, which concluded with Batman himself seemingly perishing after a blast at Wayne Manor. We do, however, get a few shout outs to those games, such as the opening, which recreates the beginning of Arkham Asylum with the drive past the “hitchhikers may be escaping patients” sign, and also the scene of Amanda Waller recruiting the squad is set in the game’s first combat area.
Bringing in trailer stars Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and King Shark as playable characters, the footage shows off how the Squad’s mission to take out members of world’s finest superhero team isn’t just a whole other level of nefarious, even for a cast of villains. It turns out that during Braniac’s latest invasion, he’s managed to possess the Justice League and bend them to his will, leaving Earth’s first and last line of defense to Belle Reve’s finest.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is set to release in 2022.