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Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League Shows New Story, Gameplay, And Battle Pass

We got a deep-dive on Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League at PlayStation's State of Play presentation.


Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is inching closer to its May 26 release. While we've seen several trailers showing off the gang of Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, and King Shark fighting against corrupted Justice League members, a new State of Play took a much deeper dive into gameplay and other details.

An extended cinematic trailer showed the League taking on a corrupted version of The Flash, who seemed to be after Lex Luthor for unspecified reasons. The scene ended with an apparently uncorrupted Wonder Woman using her lasso of truth to coax a confession out of The Flash--but it wasn't pleasant, because "the truth" in this case is apparently that killing the Justice League is the only way to stop Brainiac's scheme. Uh oh. We also got very brief glimpses of the corrupted faces of other Justice League members, like Batman and Martian Manhunter.

The extended look then shifted into gameplay, which focused on how the characters play differently from each other. Harley Quinn is remarkably agile with a grappling hook, while Deadshot and King Shark are more focused on mid-air movement. We even got a look at Deadshot taking down a helicopter with his weapons. King Shark also has access to powerful melee finishing moves. Finally, Captain Boomerang has a signature weapon equipped with Flash's Speed Force, which lets him essentially teleport to his boomerang after he throws it.

The preview showed off a few new characters as well. Those include Hack, a digital ghost helping the Squad, Toyman, who helps craft the Squad's gear, and Gizmo, who makes vehicles.

Suicide Squad will use a gear score system, consisting of weapons that use different manufacturers like Lexcorp or the GCPD. Higher gear scores will unlock new missions and let you customize the character to your liking. But the cosmetics don't affect gear score, so you can change into whatever look you'd like without impacting your score. The trailer also promised new playable characters, weapons, and missions with post-launch support, along with a battle pass for new cosmetic items.

Suicide Squad is being developed by Rocksteady, the studio behind the Batman: Arkham series. This canonically takes place in the same universe, but ventures outside of Gotham and into Metropolis. The story centers around Task Force X, aka the Suicide Squad, being deployed to stop the Justice League after it's taken over by Brainiac. It will also feature the late voice actor Kevin Conroy, reprising his role as Batman for one of his last performances.

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