According to Bloomberg, Rocksteady’s upcoming action-adventure game Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League has been delayed until 2023.
Just a few weeks ago the CEO of WarnerMedia, Jason Kilar, Tweeted about the company’s plans for 2022, including the delivery of a “full slate of highly anticipated games”, though it’s worth noting that Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League was left out of this thread.
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Originally announced at The Game Awards in 2021, Kill the Justice League is set in an open world based on Metropolis in the universe that has previously been established by Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham series. Taking place sometime after the events of 2015s Arkham Knight, Kill the Justice League features four playable characters from the beloved DC universe; Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, King Shark and of course, Harley Quinn. When playing solo, you can switch between these four characters at will but the game also features a four-player cooperative mode with each player controlling one of the anti-heroes mentioned above.
It’s a shame, given how long it has been since we have seen a new game from Rocksteady Studios, a highly reputable and critically acclaimed studio that has done particularly well with adapting one of DCs most beloved heroes. Unfortunately, however, no studio is immune to the impacts of the pandemic and according to reports, Warner Bros. has been facing development challenges and production problems that had forced the company to push back many of its impending projects.
It’s said that Gotham Knights and Hogwarts Legacy will still release in 2022, as well as Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga so it’s still set to be stacked year for WB.