The Suicide Squad is able to tackle Superman — and, properly, your entire Justice League. Rocksteady Video games revealed the cinematic trailer for its upcoming “Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League” online game at DC FanDome, giving followers a primary take a look at the mayhem slated to return to recreation consoles and PC.
Within the teaser, Activity Drive X members Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang and King Shark navigate a wrecked Metropolis, earlier than — and on the course of DC antagonist Amanda Waller — participating in a firefight set to OutKast’s “B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad).”
The villains all wield their signature weapons. Harley swings her baseball bat, Deadshot blasts enemies along with his wrist-cannons, Captain Boomerang throws his surprisingly efficient boomerangs, and King Shark causes mayhem along with his twin cleavers. Throughout a quick lull within the chaos, a helicopter hurtling in the direction of the anti-heroes is unexpectedly intercepted by a really identifiable flying object: Superman.
The Man of Metal hovers above the Squad with the helicopter pilot in hand. Nevertheless, it’s clear one thing is amiss with the final son of Krypton as he incinerates the helpless pilot — an indication that he’s being managed by Brainiac, additionally the mastermind behind the assault on Metropolis. Therein lies the Suicide Squad’s goal: take down the Justice League.
The sport shall be a hybrid character-driven/action-adventure recreation and a continuation of the “Batman: Arkham” universe, which incorporates “Arkham Asylum,” “Arkham City” and “Arkham Knight,” in accordance with Rocksteady co-founder Sefton Hill. He revealed the sport will enable followers to toggle between characters throughout a single-player marketing campaign, and it’ll additionally function four-player co-op.
“You’re never locked to to any particular character for any particular section of the game, so you want to play as Deadshot, jet-packing around and sniping enemies, you can do that, and then boom — instantly switch to playing as Harley, swinging around and flying into enemies with a baseball bat around their heads,” stated Hill.
The buzzy trailer comes on the heels of controversy for the sport studio: in accordance with a latest report by the Guardian, in 2018, greater than half of the ladies who labored on the London-based developer signed a letter demanding that Rocksteady bosses deal with sexual harassment and inappropriate habits on the office.
Based on the report, staff say little has been achieved since, a number of signatories have left the corporate and Rocksteady continues to undergo from sexism and harassment. Rocksteady Video games issued a press release through Twitter on Aug. 21 acknowledging the 2018 letter and that it might be participating an impartial third celebration to whom staff may communicate to confidentially. The assertion additionally stated it might be reaching out to each feminine former worker who had left up to now two years “to ask them to speak to the interviewers.”
“Right now, we are as passionate as ever about creating an inclusive culture and we are listening carefully,” the assertion learn.
“Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League” is about to be launched on PlayStation 5, Xbox Sequence X and PC in 2022.