The trailer itself is a splashy mix of Call of Duty, Fortnite, and of course the titular Suicide Squad. Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, and King Shark comprise the famous group of villains and anti-heroes tasked with taking out, you guessed it, the Justice League who are being controlled by the ever menacing Brainiac.
The characters in the trailer feel exactly like they should. Harley is quippy and irreverent. Everyone is tired of Deadshot’s vanity when it comes to his skill. Boomerang is a funny Australian with a laid-back demeanor. King Shark has a bit more depth to him in the trailer than he’s usually given, and I for one can’t wait to start taking people down as a giant shark.
What followed the trailer itself was a fun little Q&A between Will and the game characters, who all seemed a bit worried at the scope of their current assignment. Apparently King Shark is a big Bojack Horseman fan.
Will then had the chance to speak to the main developer of the game. “It’s really a love letter from us to DC fans.” He revealed that the game will be a multiplayer adventure with up to four players, but “you’re never locked into one character. You can always switch…” I can only imagine the trouble this group is going to get into.
The game is slated for release in 2022, so there is still a bit of a wait, but it already looks insane and I can not wait.
I’ve worked my whole life to become a comic book illustrator, writer, and stand-up comedian. Batman and Captain Benjamin Sisko helped put a good head on my shoulders. I spent most of my childhood saving Hyrule and the Mushroom Kingdom and seeing the Justice League save all of creation time and time again. I live in Johnson City, TN with my wife Kary and daughter Laila enjoying the beautiful mountain scenery and occasional show. Three puppies round out the family and take up the rest of the time that isn’t spent debating which Wes Anderson or Studio Ghibli movie to watch. I spend an inordinate amount of time binge watching SVU, Futurama, and Letterkenny, and when I’m not watching I’m listening to “My Brother, My Brother, and Me” or playing the occasional game of D&D. If there’s a nerdy endeavor out there, I’ve probably at least tried it.