Batman is getting his voice back in Batman: Arkham Origins.
The voice of Batman in the animated series as well as Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Akham City is staying the same after all. Kevin Conroy said he just wasn’t allowed to talk about it until now, due to the studio not releasing any information until they deem it necessary.
After the announcement for Batman: Arkham Origins, it was rumored the Kevin Conroy might not reprise his role as the title character. Rest assured, Dark Knight fans, your favorite superhero isn’t getting his voice changed after all.
Kevin Conroy said:
“I can talk about it now. We’ve been working for about nine or ten months on the next Arkham game. We all signed contracts so we weren’t allowed to talk about it. The studio likes to completely control the rollout of any product, so they don’t like us to talk about anything, but it’s now been announced. It’s an unbelievable game, I still can’t say anything about it, and you don’t want me to anyway because it will ruin it for you, but it’s amazing. It’s a huge, huge cast, and a big story. It took almost a year of writing to put it together. They’ve been working on it a long time.”
Long story short, Kevin Conroy can officially say once again, “I’m Batman.”
The story of Batman: Arkham Origins begins with the title character getting a hit put out on him by the Black Mask on Christmas Eve, which might explain the heavy news surrounding Deathstroke. Batman hasn’t been hardened like he was previously, and hasn’t met most of the villains who have been through Arkham Asylum almost as often as certain fast food franchises go through employees.
Rocksteady Studios has given the game over to Warner Bros. Games Montreal under the supervision of the guy behind Prototype. Thus we can expect a much broader world and more gameplay depth than we’ve seen in previous Batman titles.
Are you excited that Kevin Conroy is playing Batman once more in Batman: Arkham Origins?