Arkham fans, we could be feasting pretty good if the new Suicide Squad game sticks the landing. But why wait until next year, you could actually play it early, as the Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League alpha test is almost here. Spaces are limited to try out the Rocksteady Studios title, but if you’re lucky, you could be beating down Braniac’s evil forces in Metropolis very, very soon.
Following on the Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League release date delay early this year, the long-awaited Arkham franchise entry will finally arrive on PS5 and Xbox consoles on February 2, 2023. Before the full roster of Suicide Squad characters is introduced, Rocksteady Studios is inviting players to sign up for the upcoming alpha test, which will commence on Thursday, November 30, 2023, until Tuesday, December 5, 2023. To gain a chance of taking part, you’ll need to make a WB Games account (if you haven’t already), and register for the alpha test here.
Should you be selected to play the Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League alpha, you’ll also have to sign a non-disclosure agreement, which will restrict the capacity you can discuss the game publically. Rocksteady Studios doesn’t specific what sections of the game you will play, but we speculate that it will be early on in the story to avoid spoilers, even if much of the alleged story has leaked already.
Nevertheless, the UK based developer reveals 20 minutes of new gameplay in the first of a series of development diaries, with the debut entry focusing on the story and gameplay. Taking place within the game’s opening hours, the sizeable showcase depicts how fluid traversal will be, but leaves elements like monetization and battle pass specifics off the table.
When the game was initially revealed as a live-service title, much of the criticism levied toward Kill the Justice League took aim at the deviation away from a traditional narrative structure seen in the Arkham games. Despite this, Rocksteady Studios is sticking to its guns, and will continue to deliver a continually evolving experience. Following the game’s launch, free DLC characters will be deployed alongside new “environments, weapons, in-game events, and more, all included with purchase of the base game.”
Rocksteady Studios delivered solid DLC for all the Arkham games, so we’re confident the studio’s track record will serve up some excellent additions for players to enjoy. It’s one of many new Xbox games and new PS5 games we’re keeping track of, so be sure to check back in with us as the game draws closer.