Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League PS5 PlayStation

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is out now in Early Access form, and despite needing to go offline twice so far and a lot of pre-release gloom and doom, it seems like a decent enough game. But, despite literally being called Kill the Justice League (with associated Trophies for doing so), some fans seem genuinely upset that developer Rocksteady would go through with the game's premise.

It's more how the developer has decided to finish off certain characters, which is causing the upset, but we won't ruin the specifics for you here. Vague SPOILERS for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League to follow!

As you would expect, in Kill the Justice League, players will need to kill certain members throughout the game, but only those under the control of supervillain Brainiac. Specifically, The Flash, Green Lantern, Superman, and Batman. It's that last one that ruffled some feathers, with how the World's Greatest Detective dies, deemed a disservice to the late, great Kevin Conroy by some. IGN has the scene in question, for those curious.

Conroy passed away in 2022, and for many, his performance as the character is the definitive one, voicing the Dark Knight in the award-winning Batman: The Animated Series. More pertinent to our purview, Conroy voiced Batman in Rocksteady's Arkham series of games, of which Suicide Squad is a spin-off. Everyone is entitled to their opinions, of course, but this is Rocksteady's story, and they're entitled to tell it how they like.

IGN has since confirmed that Kill the Justice League is not Conroy's final Batman performance; animated series Bruce Timm's Batman: Caped Crusader and animated film Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths, Part Three are still in production. Initial reactions were fueled by that allegation, which has turned out not to be the case.

Are you surprised Rocksteady would have the audacity to do what it says on the tin in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League? Do you think the developers did any particular character a disservice? Let us know in the comments section below.