Over the last weekend, comics company DC hosted their first FanDome virtual event, announcing new movies and games coming over the next few years. On the gaming side, we’re getting Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, and Gotham Knights.
Suicide Squad is being developed by Rocksteady Studios, best known for the Arkham games. It’s a third-person action-shooter with up to four player online co-op, starring four of the Suicide Squad members: Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and King Shark.
As in the comics (and film) the four villains are coerced (via bomb implants) to work as a special forces unit in the city of Metropolis. Things get a bit complicated when Braniac shows up and mind-controls the Justice League, however, forcing the Squad to take on the biggest heroes on the planet.
In single player mode, players can swap between characters at will, or play online with others. Each squad member has their own abilities, weapons, and play style.
“Our team is excited to officially announce Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League and provide a glimpse into our latest project,” said Sefton Hill, Creative Director and Co-founder, Rocksteady Studios. “We’re introducing an original take on the Suicide Squad that combines the rich, character-driven storytelling Rocksteady is known for with innovative gameplay features to create a unique gaming experience.”
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is slated for a 2022 launch on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X.
Gotham Knights is a third-person action RPG developed by Warner Bros. Games Montréal. It takes place in Gotham City. After the apparent death of Batman, his allies and proteges rise up to protect the city.
Gotham Knights can be played solo or with two player online co-op. Players can choose between four members of the Bat-family: Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood, and Robin. As in Suicide Squad, each hero has their own weapons, gadgets, and fighting style.
Gotham Knights will be available in 2021 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.