It is with a Tweet that the Rocksteady studio confirms the coming of a Suicide Squad game in the future.
(images courtesy of PlayStation and Warner Brothers)
The rumors of a Suicide Squad game are not new and DC fans finally have their answers! We confirmed this morning that the project is indeed existing and that it will be revealed next August 22 for the DC FanDome (the DC event which will be held entirely online this year). The Rocksteady studio, at the head of games like Batman: Arkham, therefore presents their brand new project. A game set in the Suicide Squad universe.
— Rocksteady Studios (@RocksteadyGames) August 7, 2020
The rumors had started with the end of Batman: Arkham Origins, as a cutscene featured Amanda Waller asking Deathstroke to join the Suicide Squad. The game that was released in 2013 did not, however, give more information on a possible next game Suicide Squad. Then, following the release of Batman: Arkham Knight in 2015, the studio is still suspected of working on a Suicide Squad game. Nothing had been confirmed by Rocksteady and Warner Bros. at the time so fans had to be patient before this project came to fruition.
The tweet shared on Rocksteady’s Twitter account introduces us to the very first art work The picture may be simple, but it makes a lot of sense when you know a little bit about DC’s history. In the DC Universe, the Suicide Squad and the Justice League are enemy factions. The very first image for the game therefore features Superman, an important character in the Justice League, with a cross on his head that reads “Suicide Squad” (see Tweet image above). In the description of the image we can read Target Lock or Target locked in French. Could this be a clue to a possible conflict between Justice and League and the Suicide Squad in Rocksteady’s new game? We will have to wait for more information on August 22 to be sure.