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Suicide Squad Kill The Justice League release date, trailers and story

We have all the latest following the Suicide Squad Kill The Justice League release date, including gameplay trailers and story details.

Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League release date: the four members of the Suicide Squad lined up as a helicopter is about to crash in the background

When was the Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League release date? The Suicide Squad game is the follow-up to Rocksteady’s iconic Batman: Arkham series. Promising a roster of heroes gone bad, intriguing cooperative combat, and plenty of self-aware, irreverent humor, there’s a lot to be excited about, and we’ve collected everything you need to know about it right here.

Set in a chaos-covered Metropolis, Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League flips the script on who’s good and evil in the DC universe. In a twist on the usual superhero game format, the Suicide Squad is drafted in to bring down corrupt versions of the Justice League. After the brilliant Arkham series, we had high hopes, and you can see if they were met in our Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League review. Alternatively, read on for more details concerning the release date, story, and gameplay.

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Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League release date

Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League released on Friday, February 2, 2024 on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S.

The co-op game was originally slated for release in 2022, before being delayed once again to May 2023. A final delay was announced, pushing the game back to early 2024. The delay was announced by Rocksteady on X (formerly Twitter) where the developer claimed the “necessary decision” would help to provide the “best quality experience”.

Players who pre-ordered the Deluxe Edition could access Suicide Squad on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, three days earlier than its official launch. It’s also available on the Epic Games Store from Tuesday, 5th March 2024, arriving slightly later than other digital storefronts.


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Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League gameplay

In the official gameplay trailer, ‘Flash and Burn’, each character’s skills were showcased during what appeared to be a large-scale combat mission. While this spotlight didn’t showcase any of the on-screen UI, it did shine a light on each character’s move set when facing different enemy types.

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The Harley Quinn gameplay trailer shows her swinging across rooftops and battering enemies up close and at a distance. She appears to be armed with comically-styled confetti bombs, a handgun, and, of course, her signature bat. Using acrobatic swings heavy with her typical flair, Harley can be seen pulling off mounted attacks, big kicks, and leg sweeps.

King Shark’s brute force was made clear with shots of the ‘ocean’s true ruler’ scaling buildings and cannon-balling into massive groups of enemies. In the gameplay trailer, he can also be seen using his overwhelming strength to grab and snatch at larger foes. King Shark can be seen wielding heavy weaponry later in the trailer, cementing his slower character build. In addition, Hill confirmed twin cleavers to be part of his combat set via DC Fandome Panel.

The Suicide Squad - Deadshot, Harley Quinn, King Shark, and Captain Boomerang - surround the camera

DC straight-shooter Deadshot is seen performing aerial assaults thanks to his jetpack and is armed with what seems to be a custom semi-automatic weapon. As he flies through hordes of enemies, Deadshot appears to offer aerial support to other team members of the Suicide Squad. Where Harley’s super swings are short-lived, it seems that Deadshot is likely to have a lot more airtime—touting himself as the ‘Eye in the Sky’. Deadshot can also use wrist cannons and a ‘fuel dump’, which causes multiple enemies to catch on fire, dealing some handy area of effect damage.

Rounding out the group, rogue Aussie Captain Boomerang is the ‘speed demon’ of the group and can be seen boosting across all areas of the map. Armed with a boomerang and shotgun, Captain Boomerang can blast through enemies with heavy shots, perform brutal close-up attacks, and warp to hard-to-reach spaces using his boomerang throw to achieve mind-boggling jumps.

The story and gameplay trailer also shows ways in which each squad member traverses Metropolis, including jet packs and grapple hooks, as they swing between city skyscrapers while talking about their next mission. We can also expect plenty of Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League easter eggs for eagle-eyed DC fans.

In our Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League preview, we learned that Rocksteady plans to include brand-new story content in DLC format that also contains new gear and in-game events, as well as additional characters. We noted that the game has “tons of personality” with the four teammates interacting humorously.

We were also given a chance to get hands-on with load-outs during the preview, which gave us a glimpse at each character’s talents, guns, and gameplay style. We also spent some time collecting Riddler trophies and time trials, as well as, probably unsurprisingly, killing the Justice League.

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Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League trailers

Several official Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League trailers have been released. The ‘Flash and Burn’ gameplay trailer mentioned above, a ‘Ticking’ story trailer, and two reveal trailers. One titled ‘Alpha Target’ features a murderous purple-eyed Superman, and the other titled ‘Shadows’ features a killer Batman accompanied by a simple but powerful tribute to the late Kevin Conroy, who reprises his role as the gruff-toned DC titan.

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In the action-packed story trailer ‘Ticking’, we see the four playable characters in this iteration of the Suicide Squad: Harley Quinn, Deadshot, King Shark, and Captain Boomerang. With clever coercion and nano-bomb implantation, courtesy of Amanda Waller, this scrappy group of criminals becomes Task Force X. Their mission? To kill the Justice League, of course.

Full of quip-rich dialogue, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League has the crew constantly making fun of each other and the corrupted high-ranking members of the Justice League. Wonder Woman, The Green Lantern, The Flash, Superman, The Penguin, and Gizmo are all visible throughout the ‘Ticking’ trailer, working with and against Task Force X. Some eagle-eyed fans also found reason to believe Superman arch nemesis Lex Luthor may make a cameo. The overarching villain, however, is yet to be officially confirmed. Though, DC’s Brainiac has been pointed to by fans after trailers showcased a large purple skull ship looming over Metropolis’s skyline.

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This extended gameplay reveal from State of Play gives us a deeper look at the open world of Suicide Squad and how the team works together to achieve their goals. In the video, the squad is tasked with taking down a huge cannon that is wreaking havoc on the city. We see Deadshot providing air support, King Shark bulldozing his way through enemies, Boomerang using the Speed Force to take down tens of enemies, and Harley beating anything that moves with her trusty baseball bat.

There was a new trailer at The Game Awards 2023. “No More Heroes” features a slowed-down version of Happy by Gorillaz. This trailer gives us a closer look at the brainwashed Justice League, as well as an extended view of the city.

Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League story

In a 2021 DC FanDome Panel, Rocksteady creative director Sefton Hill gave some insight into the setting, gameplay, and how the story progresses from the Arkham series. In a short Q&A, Hill explained that Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is a continuation of the story threads found in the Arkham series. We’ll see characters, like Penguin, from the Arkham games, show up to help the Suicide Squad – whether they like it or not.

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According to Hill, the team wanted to maintain their patented “superhero empowerment meets powerful gunplay” style. Hill added that Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League’s gameplay features a richer move set and requires more skill to master than the Batman: Arkham Series. This level of detail was touted to be maintained across each playable member of the Suicide Squad, and a weapon system that develops as you play was teased.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is set in the once-great city of Metropolis; DC fans will recognize it as Superman’s PO BOX. In a DCFanDome interview, Hill described the cityscape as the ‘fifth character’ in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League and Rocksteady’s love letter to the fans.

In the story and gameplay trailer above, we can see our Suicide Squad facing an army of corrupt citizens in Metropolis, as well as various Justice League characters, including Flash, Green Lantern, Batman, and Superman. All under the spell of Brainiac, the Suicide Squad take on these epic superheroes in boss fights as they make their way through the derelict city.

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Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League weapons

In the State of Play game overview, we were given a closer look at how the guns in Suicide Squad work. There are six different categories of guns: assault rifles, SMGs, sniper rifles, shotguns, miniguns, and handguns. Each weapon is fully customizable, both in terms of the core attachments and you also how each gun looks.

There are also special variations of these guns that take on an attribute of another DC villain. In the State of Play video, the developers mention an assault rifle that has Bane’s essence – green venom erupts whenever you fire the weapon and is accompanied by unique voice lines and sound effects, as well as various buffs.

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Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League characters

There is a huge roster of heroes and villains in Suicide Squad, with the lines on who is what well and truly blurred after Brainiac takes over. Here is every confirmed character in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League:

  • Amanda Waller
  • Harley Quinn
  • Deadshot
  • King Shark
  • Captain Boomerang
  • Superman
  • Batman
  • Green Lantern
  • The Flash
  • Wonder Woman
  • Brainiac
  • Penguin
  • Hack
  • Toy Man
  • Gizmo
  • Poison Ivy

According to game director Axel Rydby, there is no best character thanks to their diverse playstyles. Once you’ve found the villain that matches your playstyle, our best Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League builds can get them prepped for action. Be sure to choose wisely – it turns out that the most fun character is the least played according to trophy and achievement data.

Is Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League multiplayer?

Suicide Squad is a one to four-player co-op experience. Bots make up the rest of the team during the single-player campaign, and you’re able to take control of any Suicide Squad member at will.

No matter where they are in the game, players can open up their campaign to online friends and replace the bots at their leisure or join a friend to help them out. If always-online isn’t your speed, we’re here to lift the lid on Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League offline mode for solo players.

That’s all the information we have following the Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League release date. Be sure to check out the Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League system requirements to see if your PC is up to the task, as well as Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League Steam Deck compatibility if you’d rather take DC’s heroes and villains on the go. While you’re here, don’t forget to check out our list of the best upcoming games to discover what else is coming out soon.