It’s been almost 9 years since Rocksteady’s latest title was released, and just a few days ago Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League came out, which is a spiritual sequel to Batman: Arkham Knight. Many players were excited to see what this game starring Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, Harley Quinn, and King Shark would be like. The community seems to be enjoying the game a lot, and the release of this video game has had a rebound effect on another title that captivated millions of people.
According to data provided by True Trophies, Batman: Arkham Knight is experiencing a resurgence thanks to the release of Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League. They point out that in the last two weeks, there have been up to 50% more players than usual, specifically on the PS4 platform. There has also been a slight increase in users on PC, as seen in Steam DB.
True Trophies has collected data from 3.2 million active PSN accounts and noticed that at the launch of Suicide Squad, there were up to 25% more players in Batman: Arkham Knight than usual. This type of movement seems to be common in the industry, as something similar happened with Gotham Knights, a title that is not part of the Arkhamverse, where there was a rebound of up to 40% on the PlayStation platform in October 2022.
As for Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League, our analysis concluded that it is a simple cooperative open world game. Our colleague Mario Gómez stated, “It’s not a bad game, but it definitely won’t be in the top 5 games of the year. Too much of its merit lies in the story. Regarding the gameplay, it is a mix of many things that is more or less well digested in the duration of the campaign, but I see a complicated future.”
Overall, it seems that the release of Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League has revived interest in Batman: Arkham Knight, demonstrating the impact that new game releases can have on older titles in the gaming industry.