Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League -The upcoming co-op looter-shooter Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, developed by Rocksteady Studios and based in the Batman: Arkham universe, debuted its first gameplay footage on Thursday during Sony’s State of Play conference. The game will require an internet connection even when being played alone, which may disappoint some fans who are eager to get their hands on it.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League may be played solo or with online co-op, according to a FAQ on the game’s website that was posted after the gameplay was revealed. The FAQ states that local co-op will not be supported, hence the game will not be in any way playable offline.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is always online
Although the FAQ doesn’t provide an explanation, the online need is probably due to the cross-platform co-op mechanism of the game, which enables players to join and leave missions alongside other players on PlayStation 5, Windows PC, and Xbox Series X. The fact that Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is a completely live-service game with a “gear score” that sounds like Power in Destiny and a battle pass that offers stuff that players can use to personalize their characters is, of course, the other important aspect of the always-online system. According to the FAQ, all microtransactions will be optional and solely for cosmetic things, meaning that they won’t have an impact on gameplay.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League joins a growing list of recent games that demand a constant internet connection, including Gotham Knights, Monster Hunter Rising, Marvel’s Avengers, and the upcoming action-horror co-op shooter Redfall from Arkane Austin. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League’s FAQ explains that while online co-op will require a PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold membership, console gamers will be able to play the game solo without a subscription.
Players take on the roles of DC Comics villains Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and King Shark in Suicide Squad: Murder the Justice League as they fight to defend Metropolis and the rest of the globe from the Brainiac’s mind-controlled Justice League members. After Batman: Arkham Knight in 2015, the game is the first installment in the Batman: Arkham series. Batman’s inclusion in the game was announced by Rocksteady in December. This will be the last time the late Kevin Conroy, who voiced the Caped Crusader, appears in a video game.
On May 26, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League will be released for the PS5, Windows PC, and Xbox Series X.