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 tentatively be released in 2022 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 city of Metropolis to assassinate the Man of Steel, Superman, himself.
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.
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 (see Composite Character).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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: The trailer shows King Shark mowing down enemies with a colossal Gatling gun with a top-mounted foregrip and buttstock-mounted rear grip. Unlike most examples, this is justified because King Shark's Super Strength and resilience likely means that recoil is a non-issue for him.
- 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.
- Gatling Good: King Shark's weapon of choice in the trailer is a minigun that's completely dwarfed by his own size.
- Made of Iron: King Shark, befitting his role as the Squad's tank character. When the helicopter explodes behind them in the trailer, Boomerang is knocked off-screen and dazed by the shockwave, while Harley and Deadshot only stay on their feet by turning and crouching into defensive positions; Shark, on the hand, takes an armored door directly to the back, and barely stumbles.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- Weaponized Exhaust: The trailer shows Deadshot frying some mooks by shifting his weight back to expose them to the full power from his jetpack.