The Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League has been formally delayed from its authentic Could 26 launch date to February 2, 2024.
It is certain to ring as a disappointment for Rocksteady followers as this upcoming sport has been pushed again additional. Nevertheless, it isn’t the primary time that The Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League has been delayed. The Xbox Collection X and PS5 dwell service title was initially imagined to drop again in late 2022 following a 2020 announcement, however that did not occur.
In a statement published on Twitter (opens in new tab), the event staff stated: “We’ve got made the robust however essential resolution to take the time wanted to work on getting the sport to be the very best quality expertise for gamers”. There at the moment are roughly 9 months for Rocksteady to enhance upon the sport and get it prepared for launch.
It is unsurprising that The Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League has been delayed. Information circulating again in March recommended that this could occur, in accordance with Bloomberg’s Jason Scheier (opens in new tab), to: “add extra polish” within the face of poor fan reception.
Assault on Arkham
The delay for The Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is for the very best. From what I’ve seen of the footage because it was unveiled, I have been totally underwhelmed at what Rocksteady has supplied coming off the success of the wildly well-liked Batman Arkham video games. To go from what I contemplate the gold customary set by Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham Metropolis to a generic live-service co-op shooter was deeply disappointing.
It stings particularly harshly as a result of there’s a lot potential for a superb sport primarily based on The Suicide Squad. There’s been loads of stellar adaptions in different media. You solely have to look so far as James Gunn’s glorious The Suicide Squad film from 2021 or the animated Batman: Assault on Arkham to see these characters translated nicely. So long as the errors of the Suicide Squad 2016 movie are averted, then little can go fallacious.
From the gameplay footage I’ve seen of The Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, it following within the path of Marvel’s Avengers, which launched again in 2020 and is shutting down later this 12 months following an extremely combined reception. Loot containers, battle passes, and grind-heavy gameplay simply aren’t issues that individuals need, and the kind of gameplay loop I need to keep away from essentially the most myself.
The supply materials has a lot potential right here, with a growth staff able to really nice issues. Nevertheless, are 9 months actually lengthy sufficient to handle the present reception? I do not suppose so, however we’ll see as we enter 2024 whether or not The Suicide Squad will be redeemed. Here is hoping that one final pushback is lengthy sufficient to spin gold once more.