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New Suicide Squad Video Game Trailer Shows How Villains Will Fight Superman

Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and King Squad form the makeup of the Suicide Squad in the game.

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We finally have a new trailer for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League during DC Fandome 2021 Saturday, and it looks just as offbeat as James Gunn’s recent film. As the next game from Rocksteady Studios, creators of the Batman Arkham series, this follow-up moves away from the Dark Knight and focuses on the motley team of B-level supervillains who must save the world – or else.

First revealed at last year’s DC Fandome event, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League tasks the team of villains with saving the city of Metropolis from the alien invader and recurring villain Brainiac, who has corrupted the Justice League, including Superman. The team, made up of Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and King Shark, are tasked with either eliminating members of the Justice League or dying while trying.

The DCFandome trailer focused heavily on the game’s backstory, giving it some much-needed context. In the trailer, we see the team exploring a crumbling metropolis while meeting other members of the Justice League, including Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and The Flash – all of whom have been corrupted by Brainiac. Much like recent movies and comics, Task Force X (officially called Suicide Squad) is led by Amanda Waller, a ruthless government agent who coaxes incarcerated supervillains on missions.

While we can’t see the actual gameplay in the trailer, we have a bunch of fun scenes showing the jokes with each member of the team. There’s even a short scene with Batman’s recurring villain, The Penguin, who also finds himself trapped in Metropolis. Much like the source material, the motley team uses their unique talents to achieve boldness and goals. It even gives some B-level villains like Captain Boomerang – who is armed with an array of boomerang-themed gadgets – his time to shine.

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The Flash, corrupted by Brainiac, takes over Deadshot.

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Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is very much in the vein of previous Batman Arkham games, but with more emphasis on cooperative gameplay with other players. We don’t have a release date for the game yet, but it will release sometime in 2022 for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X.

Fandome too brought a trailer for Peacemaker, the upcoming HBO spin-off Max Suicide Squad from James Gunn and John Cena. To learn more about the revelations of DC Fandome, be sure to check with CNET for the latest disclosures.


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