There are a lot of aspects of a game that get players hyped to finally get their hands on it. Whether it be an intriguing new mechanic or a mesmerizing art-style, everyone has something that pulls them towards a specific title. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is no exception as its intense cutscenes are filled with exciting set-pieces and lots of action. Although many fans have questioned the decision of making this Rocksteady title a live-service game, it is important to highlight the redeeming factors of it and what to look forward to the most.
Kevin Conroy: One Last Time
Most DC fans know about the legendary Kevin Conroy. For those who aren’t familiar with his work, he is regarded by many as the best Batman voice actor of all time. Conroy has voiced the caped crusader in Batman: The Animated Series and the Batman: Arkham games. At The Game Awards 2022, a new trailer was revealed announcing that Batman will be in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. Not only that, but he will be posthumously voiced by the one and only Kevin Conroy.
The game is set in the ‘Arkhamverse’ meaning this is the same Batman from the Arkham games. Fans of the franchise will know just how ruthless this Batman can be. Seeing The Dark Knight back in action and facing off against him is a selling point in of itself.
Assemble the Squad for Some Co-op
Let’s face it, a lot of us have played games that were mediocre at best. Still, we had a ton of fun because we played them with our friends. The same can be said about Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League as you can play alongside three friends and cause absolute mayhem. This isn’t in anyway saying that game is going to be bad. Yet, worst-case scenario if it is bad, controlling the Suicide Squad with your friends still sounds like a badass experience.
Rocksteady have said that friends can drop in and out whenever you want them to, removing the chance for any inconveniences to arise. This way, you won’t have to commit to playing either co-op or solo for the entirety of the game. For more information regarding gameplay, you can watch the official trailer below.
Easter Eggs, Collectibles & Cosmetics
Having made the Arkham games, we can expect Rocksteady to sprinkle hidden secrets that will instill excitement within the community. There is a lot of potential to be had with collectibles and trophies. Hopefully, our expectations are met and we get a bunch of Easter eggs to hunt for!
Additionally, superhero games in the past have usually included a plethora of unlockable costumes to wear in-game. Good examples of this include; Gotham Knights and Batman Arkham Knight. We can expect a wide variety of unlockable and purchasable attires, allowing you to customize the appearance of The Suicide Squad members. All in all, it’s safe to say that having cosmetics will definitely increase player immersion and add a whole new reason to play the game.
Relating back to Easter eggs and collectibles, these add a good sense of progression. They give players something to work towards. It also increases the game’s lifespan as content creators will look to make videos and articles highlighting said collectibles. There area already a ton of hidden secrets scattered around in the game’s trailers. These include a gun shell having ‘STAR Labs’ on it and a billboard advertising ‘Lois Lane of the Daily Planet’.
The Justice League: Heroes Turned Villains
Injustice: Gods Among Us is an extremely successful game that focuses on Superman becoming evil. In fact, some of its success can rightfully be attributed to its excellently written story that delves deep into the psychological aspect of heroes and villains interacting with each other. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League must be able to capitalize on this idea of turning our beloved heroes into convincing villains. A brainwashed Justice League can provide for some an extremely riveting story.
On the topic of The Justice League, the trailers showcase massive statues of our well-known heroes in the Hall of Justice. However, there are only 5 statues presented despite there being 7 Justice League members overall. This could be a creative decision, indicating that The Justice League of the Arkhamverse is made up of only 5 members. On the other hand, this could be a small hint that maybe the other members will make surprise appearances or small cameos. Nevertheless, it will be interesting to see how hard it is to defeat The Justice League in-game and whether or not they have other ‘unannounced’ allies aiding them in their regime.
Delayed Release: A Good Thing?
Remember, delays aren’t necessarily bad. In this game’s case, the release date has been pushed back twice. Hopefully, these delays indicate that effort is being put towards polishing the game and releasing it in its best form. This shows that the development team care about the game’s quality and do not want to rush. Of course, these kinds of things are impossible to know. Sometimes related to budget constraints, scheduling issues or misguided scope. Still, they are working on the game for longer, so there’s a chance they’re improving some game-breaking flaws.
It’s also worth noting that being a live-service game isn’t necessarily a negative. Live-service allows the game to receive constant updates and content, prolonging its lifespan. If the game is not up to standards at first, there is still the option for the developers fix existing features. Or they can even implement new ones too! A similar thing happened with Marvel’s Avengers. That game got a lot better down the line once the developers started to fix some major issues it had. Live-service is a great way to be able to address bugs, issues or complaints quickly and efficiently.
Those were just five of the many things to look out for in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. I’m sure as we get more details about the game, there will be even more things to look forward to. Until then, make sure to stay up-to-date with the game by visiting their official website.