Rocksteady gives upcoming Suicide Squad game a lengthy 2023 delay

The studio behind the Batman: Arkham games confirmed that Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League won't be here until mid-2023.

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.

The Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is understandable if expected but fans are still disappointed that it's happening.

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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."

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.

It will have been almost a decade since 2015's Batman: Arkham Knight by the time Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League releases next year.

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.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
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