Kevin Conroy Won’t Reprise His Role In Batman: Arkham Origins, Additional Details Surface

New details for Batman Arkham Origins have surfaced.

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Donnieboi1977d ago (Edited 1977d ago )

Damn, but that dude practically IS Batman. Ugh, first David Hayter, then the dude from Thief, and now this.

animegamingnerd1977d ago

don't forget sam fishers voice actor as well

MaxXAttaxX1977d ago

No Rocksteady, no Kevin Conroy.

Best case scenario, Rocksteady is currently working with Kevin Conroy on the true next-gen sequel of the Batman games and Origins is only filling the gap.

jsslifelike1977d ago (Edited 1977d ago )

You don't think that Will Friedle couldn't do a decent job? After all, Terry McGuiness WAS genetically reprogrammed to BE Bruce Wayne, after all. Plus, he sounds... "inexperienced".

Oh, and I really liked the LEGO Batman 2: DCSH Joker. I could buy in.

BattleAxe1977d ago

I liked the voice actor from Splinter Cell: Conviction. I wonder why some of these voice actors aren't returning...

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Root1977d ago (Edited 1977d ago )

It's sickening....get the original voice actors if you can, they are the ones which made people fall in love with the characters. the way you can add Ironside to that list of yours

David Hayter
Stephen Russell
Kevin Conory
Michael Ironside

The way this game is going...I don't know why they bothered, it's obviously a quick cash in

madpuppy1977d ago (Edited 1977d ago )

80's TV and movie bad guy, Michael Ironside. he's the coolest!!

and lets not forget Scanners...

NCAzrael1977d ago

Hey, Michael Ironside was a pretty awesome good guy in the War of the Worlds TV show.

majiebeast1977d ago (Edited 1977d ago )

Yeah this is pretty bad Kevin Conroy is Batman not Clooney,Bale,Killmer,West or Keaton they did their own spin on it but Conroy is Batman. Same for Mark Hamill as the Joker.

So this is pretty bad. He has been Batman for me since Batman the animated series in the 90's.

aliengmr1977d ago

I'll give you Clooney, Keaton, Kilmer, and even Bale, but not Adam West.

PopRocks3591977d ago (Edited 1977d ago )

You know, I was willing to give this game the benefit of the doubt... but now I'm not entirely sure. I mean it may still be fun, but an Arkham game without Kevin Conroy? Just doesn't seem right.

@Donnieboi below

Heck if I know. I certainly have no idea. I don't see what the point of it would be. If this is canon to the Arkham games, why wouldn't you at least get Kevin Conroy?

According to the article the reason is this is a "younger Batman." Last time I checked, Kevin Conroy sounded great as a "younger Batman" in Mask of the Phantasm, but whatever.

Donnieboi1977d ago

Yeah I dunno what their thinking. A lot of strange things happening this year in the industry. Maybe e wanted too much money or something to do it. Still, who else will they find? Maybe they want a younger sounding voice because it's a prequel? I don't know what it is. It's crazy.

Root1977d ago

You know they keep saying "Younger" Batman and make out it's that far in the past but it dosen't look like that much of a prequel. I'd say 3 years, 4 max by what we've seen

They are making it out to be Batmans first adventure where the Joker dosen't exist yet but it's not set that far in the past

Godmars2901977d ago

And Mark Hamill is on record as retired from doing the Joker :(

majiebeast1977d ago (Edited 1977d ago )

Yeah who can forget christmas with the joker.

I feel sad for the kids that have to life with todays cartoons the 80's and 90's were so good and now you just have trash except for a few shows like Transformers prime,Avatar,TMNT(not as good as the olde) and the now canceled Green lantern animated and Young justice.

Godmars2901977d ago


This is the last season of Transformers Prime, and then its 13 episodes.

In the US anyway. in Japan however this is coming:

DragonKnight1977d ago

@majiebeast: Too true. Cartoons today are just terrible. We got to have incredible shows like X-Men, Spider-Man, TMNT when they were at their best. These kids today are having their minds destroyed by My Little Pony and the like.

At least there's hope that Legend of Korra is a decent sequel to Avatar. I just wish they'd come out with the new season already. And then we have Young Justice, which was something I considered to be similar in style to Batman Beyond, and they go an cancel it for a new Teen Titans show when there is still so much to answer about what happened during that 5 year period between seasons, Wally becoming one with the Speed Force, Darkseid.

The people running these networks have to have A.D.D. or something.

Hercules1891977d ago (Edited 1977d ago )

@all of you above, theres a lot of great cartoons today, adventure time, regular show, gravity falls, plus all those you mentioned and plenty others. I grew up during the 90's and even tho i enjoyed the cartoons you enjoyed i still enjoy the cartoons today, you just have to open your mind oh and MLP is great, it might not be for you but for some reason it can turn a bad day into a great day

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SilentNegotiator1977d ago (Edited 1977d ago )

No Kevin Conroy, no Mark Hamill...
Time to go cry into my pillow.

What's next?
Clancy Brown not being Luthor?
Daly/Newbern (both great and similar voices) not being Superman?

Donnieboi1977d ago

Yeah I know, I feel like it's the year of "abandoning gaming voice actors" in the game industry this year.

NBT911976d ago

No need for Hamill if his character is dead.
I honestly think that Rockteady are working on Batman Gotham City for next gen. There are loads of hints in Arkham City that Scarecrow is out for revenge on the city and Batman, plus he knew Batman's true identity. They will have all the original cast for that I'm sure.
Would be sweet as all things if Joker appears at the end of that game as being alive...
There must be so much fan pressure, even from people like me who just liked the Arkham games, let alone bonafide Batman fans

blackbirdi1977d ago

they try to reduce cost they want to hire 500 dollar guy

Gamer-Z1976d ago (Edited 1976d ago )

ugh this game is turning into the equivalent of Bioshock 2

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Lucreto1977d ago

I understand why they haven't picked Kevin, but I don't have to like it.

smashman981977d ago

After reading the article I'm kind of excited especially reading that all the boss fights are inspired by the fight with freeze in arkham city easily one of my favorite boss fights of the generation.

I'm a little sad about Conroy not being picked up for the role I mean it makes sense why but I can wait and see how the new one will do

Heisenburger1977d ago


Then again I didn't write off Christian Bale simply because Michael Keaton didn't reprise his role....

So I suppose logically I should give this cat a chance.

Meh. :(

Rezka1977d ago

I have known Kevin Conroy for the voice of Batman since my childhood they can't do this :(

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