Entertainment is one thing that we all value as human beings. After all, life would be a lot duller if we were all work and no play. Imagine going through life without any form of enjoyment. No sports teams to root for, no movies or shows to watch, no games to play.
We need amusement to maintain our sanity. This is why hobbies and other similar interests are important, especially during trying times. They provide some sort of escape from our dull and dreary realities. This is why a lot of folks take sports and entertainment seriously. Well, at least to a certain extent. Look at how competitive cowboys work hard to hone their skills, so they could bring home championship rodeo belt buckles. And what about those present-day gamers and how they commit a good portion of their day to master whatever RPG they’re playing at the time? It’s not an obsession (although, there are several borderline cases) but it’s learning to take the time to enjoy other aspects of their lives as well.
Ever since they were invented and became really popular decades ago, video games have taken playtime and entertainment to a whole new level with kids going gaga over the latest Atari or Nintendo Game & Watch release.
Over the years, we saw how video games have evolved and taken shape in different platforms, from consoles to arcades to PC to handheld devices to mobile apps. Nowadays, gaming has gone a step further and delved into the world of virtual reality, something gamers only dreamed of in the ‘80s.
Some of the most popular video games are found in the action-adventure genre which made pop culture icons of characters like the Mario Brothers, Lynx, Lara Croft, and Master Chief. And then there are video games that were inspired by other popular properties like movies, animation, and comic books.
Throughout the years, gaming companies and developers have taken a lot of inspiration from comic book characters from different comic book companies such as Image Comics, Marvel Comics, and of course, the one who started the entire superhero genre, DC Comics.
In the recently concluded DC Fandome 2021, DC dropped the ball on two new games that are set to come out in 2022. Hardcore DC fans and gamers are thrilled when the trailers were shown. Here’s what you can expect:
1. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
Developer: Rocksteady Studios
Platform: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC
Release Date: 2022 (TBA)
Rocksteady Studios, the brilliant minds behind 2015’s highly successful Batman: Arkham Knight is back at it again. With the official release of its trailer, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League has DC fans and gamers abuzz.
According to the trailer, the game revolves around the Squad’s initial mission against an alien threat which escalates into an all-out war against members of the Justice League that have been corrupted and gone rogue.
The trailer featured the lovable scoundrels that have become faces of the franchise such as Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, and of course, King Shark. The video game promises to give both DC fans and gamers some great action against the big hitters of the DC Universe in their corrupted forms.
The game can be played solo or with up to three people. It features unique powers and abilities for characters, customizable weapons, fun easter eggs and so much more.
2. Gotham Knights
Developer: WB Games Montreal
Platform: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC
Release Date: 2022 (TBA)
Contrary to what others think, Gotham Knights is not a sequel to Batman: Arkham Knight. WB Games Montreal takes the four other members of the Bat Family — Dick Grayson (Nightwing), Jason Todd (Red Hood), Tim Drake (Robin), and Barbara Gordon (Bat Girl) — and launches them in a world without Batman to take on one of the most menacing threats in Gotham. Expect these four superheroes to face familiar villains such as Mr. Freeze and the Court of Owls.
Will Nightwing, Red Hood, Robin, and Bat Girl succeed against this evil menace and rescue Gotham from its clutches?
Even if it’s not part of the Arkham Knight canon, Gotham Knights is shaping up to be a very exciting adventure game in the same spirit. Fans and gamers can expect the gameplay to be quite similar to the others that came before with lots of new features and additions. This includes the ability to play with another player in co-op mode without them having any impact on your progress as they go in and out of the story.
With these two games coming up, and a few others in development, it looks like fans are gonna have killer sleepless knights playing through these two games.