The Suicide Squad may not have been too familiar with casual superhero fans up until the release of the movie of the same name earlier this year, but for those super fans that have been following the group of villains-turned-anti-heroes in DC Comics throughout their adventures since their original conception in 1959, they’re a regular staple of DC action.
Whilst Suicide Squad: Special Ops was released into the video game world earlier this year, it was marked as a disappointment for many as players were only able to choose from three of the Squad members, and it wasn’t the most convincing and challenging game to hit the market. It was therefore exciting to hear the news that Warner Bros. Montreal was secretly working on a full and meaty Suicide Squad video game, with plans to release in the not-too-distant future.
Now according to sources credited in a report from Kotaku, Warner Bros. Montreal have decided to cancel that very rumored Suicide Squad video game – a project that is said to have been in development for at least two years – and will instead focus on a brand new Batman-focused game starring Bruce Wayne’s son, Damian Wayne. Of course, we shouldn’t be too surprised, as the Suicide Squad video game was never officially announced.
This will surely come as a disappointment to many. The Suicide Squad villains are characters that many cannot help falling in love with – or at least who fans love to hate – so knowing we won’t be able to get behind the gamepad and control them in a brand new adventure is crushing. The fact that the Batman game was supposed to be revealed at the beginning of this month, but nothing has yet been said is yet another disappointment, but the hiring of a new studio head could be the reason behind that.
In saying that, if the studios had to drop the Suicide Squad title to ensure their best work is put into a new Batman video game featuring Damian Wayne, it could have been the best move. Comic book fans can be some of the most brutal in the world if they’re not given perfection, with video gamers perhaps even more critical, so coupling the two together and allowing them to be presented with two half-cooked games rather than one stellar one would be a terrible move by Warner Bros. Montreal. Fortunately, DC fans will be able to get their gaming kicks with the release of Injustice 2 early next year.