Warner Bros. Games and DC Entertainment dropped a big reveal this week for the upcoming game, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. The new “Shadows” CG reveal cinematic revealed Batman as one of the corrupted Justice League members opposing the Suicide Squad in the game. However, it also revealed the late, iconic actor Kevin Conroy is back to once again voice the character one last time for Rocksteady Studios.
You can check out the Batman Reveal “Shadows” trailer for the game in the player below:
SUICIDE SQUAD: KILL THE JUSTICE LEAGUE WILL FEATURE KEVIN CONROY AS BATMAN
The new cinematic revealed was first shown during The Game Awards 2022. It showcases the Suicide Squad’s initial encounter with The Dark Knight and closes with a tribute to the late actor, who tragically passed away last month. In the game, the Suicide Squad, aka Task Force X, consists of Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and King Shark. However, it looks like they are now facing the Justice League, whose members have been corrupted by some type of external force, which appears to be Brainiac.
The new video shows Task Force X, who now have The Flash prisoner, taking refuge in some type of facility. Captain Boomerang has Flash alone and starts thinking about how he wants to kill him. However, it then appears that a security guard runs into the room, clearly spooked by something. He’s then yanked back into the shadows by a familiar grappling line.
Harley Quinn appears to immediately recognize him as Batman, aka Bruce Wayne. But she points out not to worry because “Batman doesn’t kill people.” The poor security guard is then dropped down to the ground, seemingly dead. Batman then pushes the button on a gadget, sending all the lights pitch black. Then, we hear in Kevin Conroy’s trademark voice, “I am vengeance! I am the night! I am Batman!”
One interesting note is that it appears Task Force X is taking refuge in some type of movie or TV studio. There appear to be set dressings and decorations around, including one for Arkham Asylum. Ironically, or appropriately enough, there’s a light in the background after Batman shows up that says, “Arkham Asylum: Intensive Treatment.” It is appropriate considering this saga began with Rocksteady Studios with the 2009 smash-hit game, Batman: Arkham Asylum. The video also featured some of the classic music from the Batman: Arkham series.
Not all the setting and story details of the game are clear. However, if this game is set in the Arkham Universe as it appears to be, it’s after Batman: Arkham Knight, since Harley Quinn clearly knows Batman’s true identity now as Bruce Wayne. The actual ending of the game did imply that Bruce Wayne faked his death and was still out there somewhere as a more frightening iteration of Batman. But how he comes back into the fold here remains to be seen.
NEW GAME FEATURING KEVIN CONROY AS BATMAN LAUNCHES MAY 2023
In addition to the new Batman reveal video, Warner Bros. Games also confirmed that Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League will launch on May 26, 2023. The action-adventure, third-person shooter is currently in development as a multi-platform release. It will launch worldwide on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Windows PC.
In what Rocksteady is calling a “genre-defying” game players will take on the roles of Task Force X, including Harley Quinn (aka Dr. Harleen Quinzel), Deadshot (aka Floyd Lawton), Captain Boomerang (aka Digger Harkness), and King Shark (aka Nanaue). Together, the team must join forces to face the greatest heroes of the world, the Justice League.
What did you think of the reveal video? Are you happy to know that Batman is in the game and we’ll get to hear Kevin Conroy voice the character one last time? Do you plan on pre-ordering Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League right away? Do you think the game is meant to be a sequel or continuation of Batman: Arkham Knight, or it’s something totally separate? Let us know what you think in the comments, or share your thoughts on The Illuminerdi Twitter account.
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SOURCE: Warner Bros. Games, YouTube