Rocksteady’s upcoming DC game Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League has been delayed to Spring 2023. Sefton Hill, creative director and co-founder of Rocksteady, tweeted the announcement, following the decision to delay the game with a short video of the Squad looking annoyed.
Hill’s tweet reads, “We’ve made the difficult decision to delay Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League to Spring 2023. I know a delay is frustrating, but that time is going to make the best game possible. Bringing chaos to Metropolis together. Thank you for your patience.”
Pushing a game back is an unfortunate reality of game development, especially in the pandemic. Obviously, if this relieves the pressure on the team and improves the final product, then this is the right decision for everyone.
We’ve made the difficult decision to delay Suicide Squad: Killing the Justice League to Spring 2023. I know a delay is frustrating, but that time is going to make the best game we can. I look forward to bringing chaos to Metropolis together. Thanks for your patience. pic.twitter.com/VOSwTM6ZakMarch 23, 2022
We didn’t have an official release date for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League just yet, we just knew it was expected sometime in 2022, but obviously now that’s changed. There were rumors surrounding a possible delay back in February this year. Publisher Warner Bros. is also working on another Batman-related title, Gotham Knights, which has also been pushed back to October 2022, so the delay of SS: KTJL (captivating, I know) isn’t really a surprise.
In case you missed the premise, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League takes place in Metropolis, after the Justice League’s brainwashing. The Squad are the only people powerful enough to stop the evil new supers and save the world. According to Sefton Hill, it will take notes on Rocksteady’s Arkham series gameplay, but will also mix it up with “powerful and impressive shooters”.
The gameplay was revealed in December 2021 and it looks wild. Each villain, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, Deadshot and King Shark all have their own unique combat style and must work together to take down the league one by one. December’s gameplay trailer shows the team battling the Flash in a messy, bombastic battle. Hopefully the 2023 final product will live up to the chaos.