A recent feature in South Africa’s NAG magazine reveals that the upcoming Batman: Arkham Origins videogame won’t be featuring the iconic voice of Kevin Conroy, which won’t be good news to a lot of fans, as Conroy has been the defining voice of Batman and Bruce Wayne via games and cartoons since Batman: The Animated Series kicked off in 1992.
According to the article, WB Games Montreal chose to go with a new voice talent in order to fit the younger version of the Caped Crusader who will appear in the game. Despite our misgivings about not hearing Conroy behind the cowl, WB’s reasoning is certainly understandable.
Even though they confirmed Conroy’s absence, WB Games Montreal has not yet revealed who would be taking over. The voices that have already been confirmed include Tom Kane as Commissioner Gordon, Martin Jarvis as Alfred, and the ubiquitous Nolan North (Uncharted, Assassin’s Creed) in a number of roles, including The Penguin/Oswald Cobblepot, Roman Sionis, and Black Mask, the game’s chief antagonist.