Three new domains registered under the company MarkMonitor Inc, which also registered the wbgames.com domain, points to two long-rumored games that WB Games plans to announce during DC’s FanDome digital event on Aug. 22. The domains include “suicidesquadgame.com,” “suicidesquadkillthejusticeleague.com,” and “gothamknightsgame.com.”
The domains were first discovered by ResetEra user DriftingOrbit, and Eurogamer corroborated the connection between these new domains and WB Games. The outlet also confirmed that the long-rumored Suicide Squad game is being developed by Batman: Arkham trilogy developer Rocksteady Studios and that Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is currently being considered as the game’s title.
Kotaku previously reported in 2016 that Batman: Arkham Origins developer WB Montreal had worked on a Suicide Squad game before it was canceled by Warner Bros. It seems that, while the earlier project was axed, interest in a Suicide Squad title has persisted and is now in the veteran hands of the team at Rocksteady.
Instead of the Man of Steel, arguably the most popular superhero in comic book history, Rocksteady will focus on the villains this time around. It remains to be seen which characters will make up the studio’s supervillain team, but you should probably expect Harley Quinn to show up since she’s long been a mainstay in Rocksteady’s titles and has only become more popular since 2015’s Arkham Knight, thanks to her recent appearances on screen.
Eurogamer also confirmed that Gotham Knights is indeed the new Batman game that WB Montreal has been teasing for the past few months. Since last year, the studio has been posting cryptic tweets about different elements of the game, including the arrival of the Court of Owls to the Batman video game universe.
In the same article from 2016, Kotaku reported that WB Montreal’s new game would not focus on Bruce Wayne but would instead star Bruce’s son, Damian Wayne. It’s still unclear whether the game would see Damian don his father’s cape and cowl or if the game would explore Damian’s adventures as Robin after Bruce’s demise (which itself may be a possible fake out).
A last-minute teaser at the end of Arkham Knight, which shows a nightmarish, almost demon-like Batman stopping a pair of thieves from robbing a family in an alley, suggests that we could see the version of Damian introduced in the not-quite-canon Batman #666 by Grant Morrison and Andy Kubert. In that issue, an adult Damian followed his dead father’s footsteps, not only becoming Batman but selling his soul to the devil to keep Gotham “safe.” We also see how this deal gives Damian supernatural powers and immortality. This supernatural element seems to be heavily teased in Arkham Knight‘s ending and could mean that Damian’s Batman is on the way.
For now, WB Games hasn’t said much about either of these projects. Eurogamer said that fans should expect to see “a little” of WB Montreal’s Gotham Knights and “very little” from Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League as it’s “further off from launch.” The outlet also confirmed that both games are being developed for next-gen consoles.