Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is a game that lives up to its name, delivering a mission for Task Force X to take down the Justice League. However, the fate of Batman in the game has sparked intense debate among fans of Rocksteady Studios. One particular death has drawn heavy criticism, but it seems that the lights might not be out just yet for a pivotal character in the Arkhamverse.
Spoiler alert: The following paragraphs contain spoilers for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.
If you've played the game or followed the online discussions, you're probably aware of the grim fate that awaits Batman in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. The Suicide Squad successfully eliminates Batman in his Metropolis hideout, and after subjecting him to experiments by an alternate Lex Luthor, the Dark Knight is executed by none other than Harley Quinn herself. This brutal act is carried out to lure Superman out of Brainiac's mothership.
It's a shocking end for Batman, but there might be a glimmer of hope. A new video from Batman Arkham Videos has uncovered some intriguing clues left behind in Metropolis. Players can search for 12 hidden calendars scattered throughout the city, each marked with a specific date. Notably, the December calendar features a bat symbol on its highlighted day. This same symbol is found in the park where Batman was brutally gunned down. Batman Arkham Videos cleverly points out that converting the dates into letters based on the day of the month spells out the hidden message, "He will return."
This appears to be a clear indication that Batman is set to make a comeback. In the world of comic books, bullets to the head are often just a minor inconvenience, and Rocksteady has left several hints in Suicide Squad suggesting that Batman might not be truly dead. Given Brainiac's ability to clone bodies and bestow superpowers upon his soldiers, it's plausible that the Batman brutally murdered by Harley Quinn was, in fact, a clone.
Even if the original Arkhamverse Batman is truly gone, Suicide Squad has the multiverse on its side. Each season of the game will explore different parallel dimensions in the battle against Brainiac and his alternate forms. Furthermore, datamining has reportedly revealed the next additions to the squad. After the Joker's arrival in March, it's rumored that Mrs. Freeze (Nora Fries instead of Victor), Deadshot's daughter Zoe Lawton (AKA Lawless), and Deathstroke will join the game in future seasons.
While the Arkhamverse Batman is known for his aversion to guns (except when they're strapped to his Batmobile), there is another Batman who embraces firearms—the Grim Knight. Aligned with the Batman Who Laughs and his army of evil Batmen in the DC Universe, the Grim Knight has no qualms about using lethal force in his war on crime. This alternate version of Batman could be a perfect fit for the Suicide Squad.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is now available for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. However, reviews have been somewhat lukewarm for Rocksteady's latest addition to the Arkhamverse. "Rocksteady's first game in nearly a decade can't shake the feeling of being just another superhero-as-a-service title, designed to keep players mindlessly engaged," remarked Mark Delaney in GameSpot's review of Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.
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