Rocksteady is lastly prepared to begin speaking about Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, after delaying it (once more) earlier this yr. The studio first introduced its upcoming supervillain co-op motion recreation manner again in 2020. In a brand new video collection going behind the scenes of the sport, the devs defined how large its map shall be and confirmed off some new cutscenes. Conveniently, they barely talked about any of the live-service elements followers aren’t glad about.
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Rocksteady went radio silent for many of this yr after delaying Suicide Squad from Might 2023 to February 2024. This adopted unfavorable reactions to a leak in January and later to its first large gameplay reveal in February. Many followers weren’t glad about how the sport regarded loads like one other always-online looter shooter constructed round taking pictures purple weak factors on generic enemies.
This time round, within the first episode of Rocksteady’s “Suicide Squad Insider,” the studio behind the favored Arkham collection wished to indicate off extra of its upcoming co-op recreation’s narrative. Some new gameplay particulars sneaked in, too.
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Within the behind-the-scenes video, Rocksteady defined that the open world of Suicide Squad’s Metropolis is twice the dimensions of the town in Batman: Arkham Knight. We additionally noticed how the sport’s villains—Harley Quinn, King Shark, Captain Boomerang, and Deadshot—get entry to new traversal instruments that allow them discover the big metropolis rapidly. Will probably be helpful to remain off the streets, it appears as Brainiac’s minions are operating wild down there.
Rocksteady additionally stated that, as you’d count on, every villain will play otherwise, with Quinn being sooner and extra acrobatic whereas King Shark is a heavy hitter who can deal massive quantities of injury from above.
All through the video, Rocksteady builders referenced the Arkham video games and their universe a number of occasions. We knew Suicide Squad was set in that universe, but it surely appears Rocksteady and WB Video games actually, really need you to know that and are going to focus extra on mentioning how this new recreation and people older, beloved Batman video games join.
Not surprisingly, there was little or no discuss of live-service components within the video. Past one point out of free post-launch content material and a tease of future updates, this new sneak peek was centered completely on story and gameplay. The studio downplaying these components feels loads like Rocksteady reacting to unfavorable suggestions from gamers and critics.
Nevertheless, a brand new press launch did verify that Suicide Squad may have free seasonal updates that add new characters and missions in addition to a battle go with each free and paid tiers. So should you had been hoping the live-service components had been eliminated following the sport’s latest lengthy delay, that doesn’t appear to be the case.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is scheduled to launch on February 2, 2024 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Collection X/S, and PC. The sport’s $100 fancy version can even have a three-day “early entry” launch, too, like so many different large video games today.