As DC Comics has realized over the decades, whenever storylines get stale, it’s always useful to add a little Joker chaos to the mix. That’s what the folks at Rocksteady are doing for the upcoming Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League game. Via Polygon, we’ve learned the Clown Prince of Crime himself will be a playable character in the game. He joins Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, and King Shark. If you’re wondering how it can be the Joker, who died in Rocksteady’s Arkhamverse, the answer is simple. He’s a Multiversal variant.
This “Elseworlds” version of the Joker will arrive in March. According to Rocksteady, he comes from an Earth where “he hadn’t reached supervillain status before Brainiac invaded.” As a younger version of the crazed villain we all know, he’s just “unhinged in a different way.” He’s a bigger team player, since on his Earth, he was a member of the Suicide Squad too. Aside from the usual arsenal of firearms, this Joker will have a rocket-powered umbrella to get around with as well. Which, if you ask us, sounds very Penguin to us. Maybe he stole it from old Oswald Cobblepot on his Earth.
Rocksteady said in a recent video, “Every season will change how you play the game and will be themed around a DC villain.” The plan right now is for three seasons. Current rumors suggest those villians could include Mister Freeze and Deathstroke. If you’re going up against a team with a brainwashed Superman? Then maybe it would help to have Bizarro on board. Just a suggestion. And just like the Joker, with the Multiverse in play, any dead villains from the Arkham games are now on the table. Additional content in season one includes new boss fights and enemy variants, plus a new playable environment themed to the Joker, and more.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is out on February 2 for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S.