Suicide Squad game teases the return of Arkham Origins’ best villain

Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League Season 1 is on the way, but the game's credits seems to hint that Deathstroke will be playable.

Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League Deathstroke: An image of Deathstroke.

Numerous DC Comics villains have joined the Suicide Squad over the years, from obscure picks to well-known megalomaniacs. Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, and King Shark make up the roster in Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League, but more villains are on the way. One of which appears to be mercenary-for-hire Deathstroke.

Once you’ve reached the credits for Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League, going all the way to the end reveals Rocksteady Studios roadmap for future seasonal updates. We already know that the Joker is debuting in Season 1, but the silhouettes for the next three characters are intriguing. Specifically, the last glimpse of content shows a shadowy, armored character leaping through the air. And if you are even vaguely familiar with Deathstroke, like us, you’ll start joining the dots.

Deathstroke’s role within the Suicide Squad was originally teased in Arkhamverse prequel, Arkham Origins. Arguably the best game in the Batman Arkham franchise, a post-credits scene shows Deathstroke getting enlisted for recruitment by A.R.G.U.S leader Amanda Waller – who initiates the Task Force X program.

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We’ve seen Deathstroke appear again in Arkham Knight, with his presence resulting in a very disappointing tank battle, rather than the awesome hand-to-hand fight in Arkham Origins. Rocksteady is still to confirm if it is Deathstroke, but we reckon there’s a very strong it is. That’s alongside datamining of the game’s files from reporter Miller Ross.

After scouring Kill the Justice League’s alpha and the full release, Ross claims that Rocksteady will bring Deathstroke as a playable character in Season 4. Miller has even managed to post glimpses of Deathstroke’s cosmetics, though they have been promptly scrubbed from social media. However, he does hint that Deathstroke’s traversal will be similar to the Vertical Maneuvering Equipment seen in the popular anime adaptation of Attack on Titan.

Each season update promises to bring otherworldly biomes to explore, better weaponry, and more to flesh out KTJL’s endgame content. There are new boss fights for the new PS5 game and new Xbox game, too. As a live-service title, there is always the chance things can change and character ideas get swapped out. Although, with such a strong hint in the game’s credits, it is safe to assume Deathstroke will be arriving in Metropolis later this year.

Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League Deathstroke: An image of the Kill the Justice League credits teasing Deathstroke.

An image of the Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League roadmap.

Outside Deathstroke’s arrival, Kill the Justice League is possibly setting itself up to be one of the best multiplayer games on PS5 and Xbox. There are some divisive aspects for the game to overcome, like the handling of Batman, but other elements like this iteration of Wonder Woman make the game shine.