Batman Arkham Origins: Kevin Conroy Will Voice Batman
Update: Warner Bros. told IGN that Batman will be played by Roger Craig Smith. What's Conroy's role in the game, then? Is he playing an older Batman looking back on the game's events? He played Thomas Wayne in Batman: The Animated Series, so he could also reprise that role in a flashback.
Original article: Kevin Conroy, the voice of Batman in Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, will reprise his role in Arkham Origins. Conroy confirmed the news during a panel discussion at Dallas Comic Con (via Batman News).
His experience with the role extends well beyond the Arkham series. Conroy played the Dark Knight in Batman: The Animated Series, along with follow-up series like Batman Beyond and Justice League. He reprised the role in numerous games, including Injustice: Gods Among Us and DC Universe Online. Conroy is, for all intents and purposes, the voice of Batman so I'm glad he's participated in Arkham Origins as well.
The voice of Batman's nemesis the Joker - assume he's in Origins - won't stay the same, though. Mark Hamill, who played the Joker since Batman: The Animated Series, retired from the role after Arkham City. Hamill's retirement might not make a difference in Arkham Origins, as the Joker's involvement is only a rumor for now.
Arkham Origins takes place years before the events of Arkham Asylum. The crime lord Black Mask has put out a bounty on Batman and numerous supervillains are trying to collect. The Dark Knight will have to face off against a wide range of deadly foes, including Deathstroke and the Penguin.
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