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Suicide Squad game in the works from Batman Arkham maker Rocksteady

Batman: Arkham creators will reveal more at DC FanDome event in August

Movie poster style announcement of Suicide Squad by Rocksteady Studios Rocksteady Studios/WB Games

A Suicide Squad game from Batman Arkham series developer Rocksteady is in development, with a full announcement coming in two weeks.

The studio teased the announcement in a movie poster-style tweet on Friday morning, showing Superman in the crosshairs of the super-villain squad. More will be shared on Aug. 22, Rocksteady said.

The teaser confirms rumors earlier this summer that a Suicide Squad game was in the works. In June, users on ResetEra discovered a couple of domains registered to Rocksteady that referenced Suicide Squad; Eurogamer subsequently reported that it and a game based on Gotham Knights, made by WB Montreal and teased repeatedly over the past year, would be revealed at DC FanDome, which is Aug. 22.

One of those URLs ( appears to be a good indicator of the game’s premise, based on the teaser poster, which features an evil-looking Superman.

Rocksteady’s last game was 2015’s Batman: Arkham Knight, a widely acclaimed finale to the Batman Arkham series that the studio began in 2009. The success of Batman: Arkham Asylum led to Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment acquiring Rocksteady in 2010.

The Suicide Squad was adapted into a film by the same name for the DC Cinematic Universe in 2016, starring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. Her character was spun off into a standalone movie, Birds of Prey, which premiered earlier this year.

Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has since been tapped to write and direct a Suicide Squad sequel, to premiere in August 2021. That film will also be showcased at DC FanDome.

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