We've got good news for those who've been waiting for more news about Rocksteady Studios' first new game since 2015's Batman: Arkham Knight.
After a long wait, the Batman: Arkham studio has finally posted a new update about Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. Unfortunately, in doing so, Rocksteady also confirmed something that fans knew was coming but were hoping wasn't true - the game won't be coming soon.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League's director, Sefton Hill, broke the news on Twitter, saying that the new Suicide Squad game won't be hitting the market until spring 2023. Hill acknowledges that the delay is "frustrating" before adding that the studio will use the time to make "the best game" that they can. Hill ended his statement by saying that he's looking forward to "bringing the chaos to Metropolis together."
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's release date has been the subject of speculation since the The Game Awards 2021. To make matters worse, Bloomberg reported earlier in February that Rocksteady will delay the upcoming Task Force X game to 2023.
However, this contradicted an earlier statement from Warner Bros. Brazil's Twitter account, so fans still had doubts. Not to mention, with an October 25 release date for Gotham Knights, Rocksteady still had the opportunity to release Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League by summer later this year.
The delay is certainly a huge blow for fans expecting to get their hands on the sequel to the Batman: Arkham games, but it's not unprecedented.
For some reason, a lot of DC projects were pushed back from their initial release dates this year.
Case in point, Warner Bros.'s entire slate of upcoming DCEU movies, starting with Black Adam, which was moved from its original July 29 premiere date to October 21. It's still unclear why Rocksteady delayed Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, but we're hoping that the studio makes do with their promise and makes sure that the game is firing on all cylinders at launch on all platforms.
In the meantime, Batman fans can look forward to the still-unconfirmed Nintendo Switch port of Batman Arkham Trilogy and Matt Reeves' The Batman, which is still in theaters after breaking through the half-million mark last weekend.