Even though Suicide Squad received a lot of negative reviews from critics, it still made enough money in the box office to warrant a sequel. Unfortunately, the film’s success wasn’t enough to save the video game, however, as news of Warner Bros. Montreal has canceling their long-rumored Suicide Squad game was just recently reported by Kotaku, and the studio will now focus on their other big project, a Batman game starring Damian Wayne.
According to people familiar with the studio, executives at Warner Bros. decided to can the game earlier this month after a long period of turbulence at WB Montreal. The game based on DC’s group of supervillains turned anti-heroes was in development for at least two years, and there have been hints of its existence for just as long. Unfortunately, so have rumors that the game just wasn’t impressing Warner Bros. execs at greenlight meetings.
As for the new Batman game they’re working on, it appears that it will focus on Damian Wayne as Robin and could star the Penguin as the main villain, according to some rumors from Kotaku news editor Jason Schreier. According to some tweets by Schreier, the game will also feature a nemesis system similar to what was seen in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.
For those not familiar with the modern Batman comics, Damian Wayne is the son of Bruce Wayne and Talia al Ghul. He was introduced into the main DC comic universe in 2006 and has become the fifth Robin.
Not much else is known about WB Montreal’s Damian Wayne game. A reveal of the game was rumored to be scheduled for the beginning of December, but nothing has been announced due to the studio’s recent shakeup, so fans may have to wait a while for this new Batman game.