As its name implies, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League sees Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and King Shark take down DC's most iconic group of heroes. One by one, the members of the League fall as players get closer and closer to completing the video game's campaign. Even if everyone theorized for months that Rocksteady wouldn't permanently take out its entire roaster of heroes in one single project, that didn't end up being the case. There wasn't a big plot twist near the end where it was revealed that the Justice League was alive and well as many expected. Batman, Superman, Flash, Green Lantern, and Wonder Woman are all gone for good in the Arkham-verse... or so it would seem.
See, we previously speculated that the members of the Justice League weren't actually dead once players rolled credits on the game, all due to a few hidden clues that indicated otherwise. Now, thanks to the amazing work of the YouTube channel Batman Arkham Videos, there's new-found evidence that supports this same theory.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is a live-service game that will see the launch of free episodic expansions in the future, the first of which comes in March and it's set to feature the Joker as a new playable character. Due to this, many had speculated that other iconic characters such as Batman could also make a return in those episodic releases, and now it may be all but confirmed.
There's a secret message hidden within the game that, once decoded, spells "He will return". Of course, one of the clues to decipher the text contains a bat symbol painted on it, so it's implied Rocksteady's talking about the Cape Crusader himself. You can check all of the details here:
That's right, ladies and gentlemen. It appears that Batman Arkham will, indeed, be back. But even if that hint is exciting in itself, we also have more concrete evidence that indicates all of the Justice League could make a return as well. But before we proceed, consider this a spoiler warning. What we're about to discuss completely reveals what will occur in future chapters of Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. If you want to be surprised by Rocksteady's future announcements, then it would be better to turn back now.
Still here? Great! Then let's dive right into it. New audio logs that reveal The Flash is fine and recovering well from his death have been discovered by datamining the game's files. Apparently, Brainiac resurrects all of the fallen heroes somehow (perhaps to keep using them as puppets to impose his bad deeds). However, now that this version of Brainiac is out of the picture thanks to the Suicide Squad, it seems that the Justice League will be able to recover just fine from everything that happened in the game.
What's more exciting is that scooper Miller Ross revealed about all of this back in December of last year. And not only did he leak that the Justice League would survive, but also that they would be briefly playable once they made their grand return. All signs seem to point out that we'll step into the shoes of the Caped Crusader once again in the Arkhamverse (even if slightly), and we can't wait for that to happen.
Those episodic releases of Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League can't come quickly enough now.