Back in February, WarnerMedia’s CEO made some comments about the company’s 2022 slate of video games, mentioning titles like Hogwarts Legacy and Gotham Knights. We immediately noticed the lack of mention for Rocksteady’s upcoming Suicide Squad, leading us to believe that the game has been delayed. Now, Rocksteady has made the delay official, pushing the game back to 2023.
This news initially broke a month ago, when sources with knowledge of the situation claimed that Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League was now targeting a 2023 release window. Now in the midst of GDC, Rocksteady's creative director and co-founder, Sefton Hill, confirmed the delay.
In a statement, Hill said: “We've made the difficult decision to delay Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League to Spring 2023. I know a delay is frustrating but that time is going into making the best game we can. I look forward to bringing the chaos to Metropolis together. Thanks for your patience.”
Rocksteady first announced its new game in 2020, promising a co-op action adventure set in an open-world version of Metropolis. Like any good Suicide Squad story, our cast of villains will be going head to head against the heroes of the Justice League and attempting to stop Brainiac in order to save the world.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League will have four playable characters, Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, Harley Quinn, and King Shark. The game will be playable solo with AI companions, or in co-op with up to four players. There have been no announcements for post-launch DLCs, additional characters or any form of microtransaction.
KitGuru Says: We've been anticipating this delay for a while, but we now have full confirmation. While Suicide Squad won't be releasing this year, hopefully we can get a new look at gameplay.