Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League gameplay revealed at PlayStation’s State of Play event
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League just received an extended gameplay reveal during PlayStation’s State of Play event, held early Friday. In addition to showing our main characters in action, Rocksteady Studios has confirmed that a constant internet connection will be required to play the game, regardless of which mode (solo or co-op) you have chosen to play. As noted in an earlier screenshot leak, the title will feature live service elements including a battle pass, timely content additions, and a gear system. On its FAQ page, the developer also stated that Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League does not support local co-op.
The 15-minute State of Play showcase for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League opens with a Corrupted Flash taunting our unstable group of Super Villains – Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, Harley Quinn, and King Shark, to come get Lex Luthor them- same, which is enclosed inside a shipping container. Serving as an expansion of Rocksteady’s Arkhamverse, we are now in a run-down metropolis, which has succumbed to Brainiac’s invasion. The super-genius android has brainwashed some members of the Justice League to do his bidding, turning the heroes against the very people they were once sworn to protect. Primary victims include Superman, Green Lantern, the aforementioned Flash, and Batman. It will be interesting to see how the Dark Knight arc is handled in this game – five years after Batman: Arkham Knight, where his true identity as Bruce Wayne was revealed to the world.
Wonder Woman appears to be the only core member of the Justice League unaffected by Brainiac’s mind control and can be seen working with our Task Force X. While each character is armed with some sort of gun, they also have unique abilities and movement styles suited to their personalities. . Harley Quinn is nimble, as evidenced by wheeling through the terrain and navigating larger areas of the map using a grappling hook that attaches to a Bat-Drone. The Suicide Squad can briefly be seen stealing gear from a museum, with Captain Boomerang picking up his Speed Force gauntlets. This allows the Aussie villain to throw his boomerang to any point and accelerate the force towards him whether he’s on the ground or in the air. Contrary to previous assumptions, he doesn’t teleport – just too fast with the naked eye.
King Shark is portrayed as a tank-based champion, who can take a ton of damage and smash his way through enemies, slamming them down and ripping their guts out. For the crossing, he seems to rely on ancient magic, which allows him to dash through the air. Deadshot, on the other hand, can hover with his jetpack and constantly switch between his arsenal of firearms, be it sniper rifles, assault rifles, or pistols. The world of Metropolis is populated by various secondary characters who “support” our misfits. Penguin hands out weapons, the digital ghost Hack helps with whiplash upgrades, and Gizmo with his “insane vehicle creations.”
Players can choose between six types of firearms, with an added twist later in the game through “Gear Sets”. They’re basically villain-themed weapons that trigger unique status effects. Each character has an in-game power level – Gear Score – which increases as you acquire new gear, eventually allowing you to take on more challenging missions and create distinct builds. Your team can also receive a custom appearance via skins or outfits; these are cosmetic only and have no effect on gameplay, with some of them being included in the planned battle pass. Rocksteady will continue to support the game after launch, promising content in the form of new playable characters, weapons, and missions.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is a 1-4 player co-op experience, though limited to online co-op only. Those looking for a single-player experience can jump in without worries, as other team members will be controlled by the AI. However, the game’s FAQ page suggests that a continuously working internet connection is required to play it. Additionally, players can switch between characters, as long as they are “out of active missions”.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League releases May 26 on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series S/X.
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