Rocksteady Studios has announced the release of Suicide Squad, a video game based on the popular comic book and semi-successful film. Today, Rocksteady tweeted the following teaser:
Rocksteady, known for its critically-acclaimed Arkham series (Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, etc.) seems like the perfect developer for the game as many of the Suicide Squad characters fit into the gritty world seen in the Arkham series.
At this point there’s nothing to the game other than speculation. For example, the site Eurogamer posited:
In June, Eurogamer’s Tom Phillips rubber-stamped a domain name-fuelled rumour that Rocksteady was working on a game centred on DC’s Suicide Squad.
“I’ve heard that one particular phrase registered as a domain – ‘SuicideSquadKillTheJusticeLeague.com’ – is a contender for the game’s final title, and a good summation of what you can expect Rocksteady’s next big project to be about,” Phillips said.
This ties in with the poster, which suggests you can kill Superman. Or could that be Bizarro?
Other domains registered include “SuicideSquadGame.com” and “GothamKnightsGame.com”.
Otherwise, the only thing we know about the game is that there will be more information on the game released at the virtual event DCFanDome (scheduled for August 22 at 10am):
Accessible for 24 hours at DCFanDome.com, the global event will immerse fans into the DC Multiverse, with new announcements from WB Games, Film and TV, and comics, as well as an unprecedented opportunity to hear from the casts and creators behind your favorite feature films and TV series
According to the site Gamedom:
Not much else is known about the project but there have been rumours that the game will be a ‘games as a service’ like with the upcoming Marvel’s Avengers video game. Unfortunately, we’ll need to wait for confirmation on this and whether or not the game is multiplayer, single-player or a mix of both.
This game could be a lot of fun, especially if it allows the players to run the villains as just that-villains. While it’s unlikely this will be a Grand Theft Auto-style comic book game, it could share some parallels. Again, we don’t really know anything about the game, but let’s hope it includes the Suicide Squad’s legacy characters and allows players to add some of the DC Universe’s other villains. For now, we’ll have to wait and see.