Skip to main content

Rocksteady Studios to unveil new Suicide Squad game

Rocksteady Studios has unveiled plans to launch a new video game in the Suicide Squad series.

Rocksteady will share details about the new Suicide Squad game at the DC Fandome event on August 22. Rocksteady announced the game in a cryptic tweet on Friday, August 7, with the caption “target locked.” It accompanied an image of Superman with a Suicide Squad target on his head.

Rumors about a new Suicide Squad title first surfaced when WB Games Montreal launched Batman: Arkham Origins in 2013. Players that completed the game and watched through the credits were treated to a post-credits scene that showed Amanda Waller asking Deathstroke to join the Suicide Squad. However, the franchise made no mention of a possible Suicide Squad game in the 2015 launch Batman: Arkham Knight.

Image used with permission by copyright holder

Since then, there hasn’t been much talk about an eventual Suicide Squad launch. In June, however, the rumors gained some steam after Eurogamer discovered that Rocksteady registered several domains, including SuicideSquadGame.com and GothamKnightsGame.com. Another, called SuicideSquadKillTheJusticeLeague.com, could provide hints at what the final game will deliver, industry watchers said at the time. Eurogamer also cited sources who said Rocksteady was seriously considering naming the title Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League.

Although Rocksteady didn’t offer any more details on Friday, the image depicting the crosshairs on Superman’s head seems to support the proposed game title’s theme.

The new Suicide Squad game may not be the only title set in the DC Comics universe unveiled at DC Fandome. Over the last few weeks, several reports have said WB Games Montreal is working on a new Batman video game set in the Arkham universe that will also debut at the show. WB Games Montreal has teased the title by tweeting and publishing to Instagram partial images of the Gotham City Police Department crest. Each of the published social media posts come with the caption “Capture the knight.”

It’s unclear when the DC titles will launch. However, with the new PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X coming this holiday season, there’s a good chance that they’ll be available on next-generation hardware. Whether the games will be available on current-generation consoles, however, is unknown.

Editors' Recommendations

Don Reisinger
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology, video game, and entertainment journalist. He has been writing about the world of…
What’s new in February: Final Fantasy VII Rebirth and more upcoming games
Cait Sith dances in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.

This year kicked off with some gaming heavy hitters, and that momentum looks like it’ll carry over into February. This month is shaping up to be one full of long-awaited remakes, ambitious multiplayer games, experimental indies, and more. As this may end up being one of the most packed months of the year when it comes to game launches, you’re probably wondering which of the games are worth checking out the most.

Out of all of next month’s game launches that we currently know about, we’ve highlighted seven upcoming games that are worth keeping an eye on. If you’re a fan of RPGs or games with multiplayer elements, you certainly have a lot to look forward to in February.
Granblue Fantasy: Relink (February 1)

Read more
Here’s when can you expect our Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League review
Key art for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League will be available starting today for those who picked up its Deluxe Edition. If you're looking for our review, you'll have to wait a little longer. Being fully transparent, we did not get a code ahead of release and we are still yet to receive one.

We reached out to Warner Bros Games' PR team and inquired about review codes roughly two weeks ago. Initially, we were told that no review timeline had been confirmed yet. Late last week, we received an update that we would be receiving code when servers went on early this week. The game is now live and running into server issues. Digital Trends would not recieve a code until January 30, one day after the game's early access period had begun.

Read more
Suicide Squad’s servers taken offline almost immediately after launch
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League the Flash

Within hours after the start of the early access rollout for Rocksteady Studios and WB Games' Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, its servers were taken offline due to a bug.

"We’re aware that a number of players are currently experiencing an issue whereby upon logging into the game for the first time, they have full story completion. To resolve this issue, we will be performing maintenance on the game servers," the developers wrote on the game's official X account shortly after the game started rolling out around the world. "During this time, the game will be unavailable. We expect this to take several hours and will update once we have more information. We apologise for the inconvenience."

Read more