First 18 ratings for new Batman game reveal "strong violence"
The darkest of Dark Knights...
After the relative disappointment of Gotham Knights when it was released in October 2022, fans of the Dark Knight / the entire DC universe have been left wanting a decent video game entry in this particular comic book universe. Considering that Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League is being made by the same folks behind the Batman: Arkham games, then chances are really, really high that this new one will be great, too.
In the game, you control one of four playable members of the Suicide Squad - Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, Harley Quinn, and King Shark - as you try to defeat evil alien Brainiac, who has managed to brainwash the Justice League, including Batman (voiced by Kevin Conroy in his final acting role), Wonder Woman, Superman, The Flash and more.
While we've got a little while to go before we will actually get our hands on it, some places has already played enough of it to assign it a rating. According to Singapore's ratings board, Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League received the following classification:
"The game is classified M18 for strong violence. [...] Some of the areas in the city are strewn with corpses, some of which have missing limbs. These corpses cannot be interacted with. Splatters of purple fluid are frequently seen when enemies receive damage. Blood briefly stains the edges of the screen when the player character receives damage.
"The story scenes contain some depictions of violence which are tinged with dark humour, such as scenes implying a character’s finger being severed and subsequent jokes made about the severed finger. Other scenes contain stronger depictions, such as a character with a blade impaled in the neck, another’s heart being ripped out, and a man being decapitated with blood spurting out of the neck stump.
"Overall, these depictions would be more appropriate under a M18 rating where the Classification Guidelines allow depictions of realistic violence, such as killing, maiming or causing other serious injury to humanoid characters."
Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League is due to arrive on PS5, Series X|S and PC on Friday, 26 May this year. Check out the brand new gameplay trailer right here:
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