Monday, April 29, 2013
Kevin Conroy Not Returning for Batman Arkham Origins
Veteran voice actor Kevin Conroy, the man responsible for providing the Batman's gravelly tones in all manner of media from the classic 90s animated series to the two Arkham games, will not be returning for Batman: Arkham Origins.
That's according to the latest issue of NAG Magazine (via Arkhamverse), which reports that Warner Bros. Games Montreal has decided to enlist an unnamed voice actor to play the game's younger version of the caped crusader.
Alongside providing Batman's voice in multiple TV shows, Conroy has done a fair amount of video game work: in addition to Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, he's also given the Dark Knight a voice in the likes of DC Universe Online and the recently released Injustice: Gods Among Us.
It's worth noting that this hasn't been confirmed by Conroy or Warner Bros. Games Montreal, the studio picking up the development torch from Rocksteady for the third entry in the Arkham series. Until we hear anything from one of them, it's possible that this is just a rumour, though it does make sense that the studio would go for someone younger to reflect the inexperience of Origins' Batman.
What do you think? Are you perturbed to hear Conroy may not be returning, or is there someone else you reckon could fill the role? Let us know your nominees in the comments.
Batman: Arkham Origins is in development for PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U with a targeted release date of October 25. A handheld companion game, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate will also be available on this date on 3DS and PlayStation Vita.
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