Bloomberg shared a report in February claiming that Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League had been delayed, and it appears that the publication was right. Sefton Hill, Rocksteady Games’ creative director and co-founder, confirmed via a tweet today that the “genre-bending action-adventure shooter” starring DC’s team of popular antiheroes won’t be released until spring 2023 for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League was originally targeting a 2022 release.
“We’ve made the difficult decision to delay Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League to Spring 2023,” Hill tweeted. “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.”
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. pic.twitter.com/VOSwTM6Zak— Sefton Hill (@Seftonhill) March 23, 2022
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Officially Delayed to Spring 2023 (IGN)
The delay will mean that the Suicide Squad game will likely arrive almost eight years after Rocksteady’s last major console game, Batman: Arkham Knight, and seven after its last game overall, Batman: Arkham VR. It’s a major slowdown in releases for Rocksteady, which made and released the entire mainline Arkham series within 8 years (having started working on Batman: Arkham Asylum in 2007).
After years of leaks and rumours, Rocksteady announced it was working on a Suicide Squad game in 2020. Set in the Arkham game universe, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League will be an open world co-op action game that allows up to four players to play as Harley Quinn, King Shark, Deadshot, and Captain Boomerang. The assembled supervillains will be sent to Metropolis to take down what appear to be corrupted versions of Superman, The Flash, and more classic DC heroes.
Originally, the game was set for a 2022 release, but a Bloomberg report earlier this year pointed to a delay. No reason has been given for the pushback, but publisher Warner Bros. Interactive already has LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, Hogwarts Legacy, and Gotham Knights scheduled for release this year, after all three were delayed themselves.