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Video Game / Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

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"Task Force X: Your new mission is to kill the Justice League"
Amanda Waller

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is a video game based on the Suicide Squad of DC Comics. Developed by Rocksteady, the creators of the Batman: Arkham Series, it will be released in Spring 2023 for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and Microsoft Windows.

Set in the same universe as the Arkham Series, Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang and King Shark, members of "Task Force X", are ordered by unit leader Amanda Waller to head into the besieged city of Metropolis and assassinate the Justice League, which has been brainwashed by Brainiac.

Like the Arkham Series, combat will play to the strengths of each member of the Suicide Squad, mixed with elements of gun-play. Unlike the Arkham games, Kill the Justice League will allow players to tackle the story by themselves, switching between Squad members as needed, or with upwards to three other players via Co-Op Multiplayer.


Watch the teaser trailer here.

Watch the story trailer here.

Promotional trailers and material for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League contain the following tropes:

  • Adaptational Badass: Captain Boomerang is a Badass Normal in other media (including prior installments in the Arkham-verse) but the first trailer shows him using what appears to be either Super Speed or teleportation.
  • Alien Invasion: Brainiac is orchestrating one in the background while the Squad is fighting the Justice League under his control.
  • Bad Boss: In typical fashion, Waller is always ready with a threat to detonate the Squad's cranial implants if they don't get off their duffs and do some hero work instead of slacking off. The trailer even depicts her as apparently not mentioning to the team that their alpha target for assassination was one of the strongest superheroes in existence, leaving them to find out the hard way.
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  • Beware the Superman: The first trailer shows Superman murdering an innocent pilot in cold blood, implying that he's gone evil and the Suicide Squad are the only ones who can stop him.
  • The Bogan: Captain Boomerang, to no surprise. His teeth are almost as yellow as the Joker's, and his introduction in the trailer has him working off a hangover.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: The reason the Squad has to fight the Justice League. Brainiac somehow took control of them.
  • Cavalry Betrayal: The trailer shows that King Shark is genuinely happy to see Superman show up, right before he kills the pilot he just rescued.
  • Chainsaw Grip BFG: King Shark can carry one of these, ranging from an oversized LMG that seems to fire .50 caliber rounds to the classic six-barrel minigun as his gun of choice.
  • Curse Cut Short: During the teaser, when the Suicide Squad realizes they have to assassinate Superman, Captain Boomerang gives a dejected "Awwwww, fu—" before the trailer cuts to the logo.
  • Denser and Wackier: Compared to the very dark and serious tone of the Arkham series, the game is very much this for Rocksteady. Justified, as we're playing as a group of wacky, amoral, sociopathic supercriminals.
  • Gatling Good: King Shark's weapon of choice in the gameplay trailer is a minigun that's completely dwarfed by his own size.
  • Hero Antagonist: As the title suggests, the enemy the Squad goes up against are the Justice League, heavily implied to be under Brainiac's control.
  • I Shall Taunt You: Boomerang gets Flash's attention in the gameplay trailer simply by playing on his insecurity — he makes a transmission while trash-talking him as the "loser of the League" and the JL's "team mascot", and wishing he could've had any of the other, cooler heroes as his archenemies instead of Barry. In spite of Flash being no stranger to insults himself as a speedster, it works.
    Boomerang: CAHM ON THEN, YA PRICK!
  • Meaningful Background Event: As the squad settles back after getting to the point in the trailer, looking carefully reveals that the helicopters are taken out by a laser and a high-speed collision; Superman didn't save the pilot, he downed them to begin with, and only spared one of the men to kill him face-to-face.
  • Never My Fault: The Stinger at the end of the trailer shows a boomerang harmlessly smacking Superman in the head. Boomerang tries to play it off as King Shark's doing.
    Boomerang: Uhhh... you shouldn't have done that, Shark.
  • Primary-Color Champion: While "champions" might be a stretch, every Squad member's design, as highlighted in key art, features some varying combination of red, blue, and yellow.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: The trailer first shows Superman rescuing the pilot of a downed helicopter, looking relatively normal. However, vaporizing the pilot with his heat vision is the first sign that he isn't himself, and he keeps his eyes at the ready, burning red-hot, for the rest of his appearance.
  • Shooting Superman:
    • The teaser trailer ends with a boomerang harmlessly bouncing off of Superman's head, though annoying him just enough to prevent him from using his heat vision right on the spot. Boomerang tries to pass it off as King Shark who threw it.
    • The gameplay reveal trailer has Flash, a metahuman that in most continuities can outrun sound, light and even time itself, genuinely disgusted and insulted by the idea that Deadshot and Harley are gunning for him with firearms.
      Flash: ...Really?! Why don't you just MAIL me the bullet?!
  • Smug Super: The trailer shows that Deadshot, true to his catchphrase, never misses, and he never misses a chance to let anyone know it, either. The others all call him on it in unison.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: The Suicide Squad's reaction to finding out their mission is to kill Superman in the first trailer.
  • Villain Protagonist: The Suicide Squad might as well be the poster boys of this trope: a group of supervillains recruited from prison to do the government's bidding on exchange for reduced sentences.
  • Weaponized Exhaust: The trailer shows Deadshot frying some mooks by shifting his weight back to expose them to the full power from his jetpack.