Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League has officially been pushed back to Spring 2023, confirming previous reports.
Creative director Sefton Hill tweeted to confirm what we’d already heard, but added a spring release window to narrow down when we can finally see the long-awaited release of the co-op action game.
“I know delay is frustrating,” Hill wrote, “but this time goes into creating the best game possible. I look forward to bringing chaos to Metropolis together. Thanks for your patience.”
We’ve made the difficult decision to postpone Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League to Spring 2023. I know a delay is frustrating, but that time goes by in order to make the best game possible. I look forward to bringing chaos to Metropolis together. Thank you for your patience. pic.twitter.com/VOSwTM6Zak
— Sefton Hill (@Seftonhill) March 23, 2022
The delay means the Suicide Squad game will likely come nearly eight years after Rocksteady’s last major console game, Batman: Arkham Knight, and seven after his last game overall, Batman: Arkham VR. It’s a major publishing slowdown for Rocksteady, which created and published the entire mainline Arkham series in 8 years (after starting work on Batman: Arkham Asylum in 2007).
After years of leaks and rumours, Rocksteady announced that they are working on a Suicide Squad game in 2020. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is set in the Arkham gaming universe and will be an open world co-op action game allowing up to four players to play as Harley Quinn, King Shark, Deadshot and Captain Boomerang. The assembled super villains are sent to Metropolis to take down seemingly corrupted versions of Superman, The Flash, and more classic DC heroes.
The game was originally slated for a 2022 release, but a Bloomberg report earlier this year indicated a delay. No reason was given for the pushback, but publisher Warner Bros. Interactive has already slated LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, Hogwarts Legacy and Gotham Knights for release this year after all three were themselves delayed.
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