The subject of who will be voicing Batman in the newest installment of the Arkham franchise, Arkham Origins, has been a bit of a hot-button issue lately, due to the fact that it was revealed that Kevin Conroy would not be reprising his role as the dark knight. While it may seem unimaginable for anyone else to take over the role he’s performed in the last two games of the series, it was revealed today that Batman would be voiced by voiceover veteran Roger Craig Smith and Joker would be voiced by the prolific Troy Baker.
Smith’s previous voice acting work can be heard as Sonic in Sonic Colors and Generations, as well as Ezio Auditore in Assassin’s Creed II, Brotherhood, and Revelations. Troy Baker’s recent credits include Booker DeWitt in Bioshock Infinite, Joel in The Last of Us, Kai Leng in Mass Effect III, and he can also be heard in one of the previous games in the series, Arkham City, as Robin and Two Face.
While Smith and Baker are taking over the reigns for Conroy and Hamill, Conroy did recently reveal that he would still be involved in Arkham Origins, but was unfortunately unable to reveal exactly what his role was with the game at this time. Cursed NDA’s.
As seen above, Arkham Origins will be available on October 25th of this year for the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, WiiU, 3DS and PSVita.
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