Batman: Arkham developer Rocksteady Studios peeled again the curtain on Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League in a brand new 20-minute video on Wednesday, a preview that positive goes a great distance towards addressing the tepid reception to the sport’s earlier reveal.
Rocksteady’s inaugural Suicide Squad Insider video focuses on the story and gameplay of its 2024 Suicide Squad sport. It re-establishes that the large menace within the upcoming sport is a Brainiac-controlled Justice League and just about all the populace of Metropolis, which has been “enhanced” by alien invaders.
The video additionally explains how the Suicide Squad (aka Job Power X) turns into so super-powered themselves: Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, and King Shark raid the Corridor of Justice museum to steal a bunch of substances from superheroes and supervillains. Harley will use Batman’s grapple gun and glider to maneuver by way of Metropolis, whereas Captain Boomerang wields Physician Sivana’s Velocity Power Gauntlet and Deadshot flies round utilizing Gizmo’s jetpack. King Shark is simply King Shark.
Within the new footage, the sport’s fast-paced, vertically oriented traversal by way of Metropolis, paired with a mixture of gunplay and melee fight, appears fairly enjoyable. There appears to be a little bit of the Arkham video games’ fight mechanics in right here, with warnings about when to shoot the unhealthy guys and combos that may have the squad taking down a number of enemies directly.
There’s little or no emphasis on the dreaded collectible gear that drew comparisons to Future 2 and Anthem in earlier showings of Kill the Justice League. Rocksteady doesn’t seem to have given up on the loot and upgrades for Suicide Squad’s characters, it simply feels like they’ll be addressed in a future video.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is coming to PlayStation 5, Home windows PC, and Xbox Collection X on Feb. 2, 2024 after a collection of delays. The sport will characteristic the ultimate look of the late Kevin Conroy because the voice of Batman.