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Kevin Conroy Inadvertently Confirms Role in Future Batman Arkham Game

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Lets the cat out of the bag, can't get it back in

So, yesterday there was some confusion. Kevin Conroy, the well-known voice of Batman, spoke about appearing in Batman: Arkham Origins, or so we thought, before it then emerged that a new actor was voicing the younger Caped Crusader. We rationalised that Conroy would probably appear as the grisly old Batman's voice narrating events, as that seemed like one of the only logical conclusions.

As it transpires, it looks like Conroy was inadvertently talking about the next Arkham game, which is expected to be developed by Rocksteady for a likely arrival in 2014. He used his shiny new — and official — Twitter account to say the following:

Confusion in Dallas. I am in new Arkham game coming soon, not Arkham Origins coming this fall.

Naturally, once someone in the PR department nudged him, the tweet was deleted; it was helpfully captured by Batman-news.com. It seems that Conroy may have mistaken the reveal of Origins for the game he's working on, until he attempted to correct himself in a tweet.

This doesn't reveal anything particularly surprising, but seems to confirm that Conroy won't feature at all in the upcoming release this year, but looks set to return in the series' fourth home console title in 2014. What we have learnt is that when you post on Twitter, the secret's out for good.

[via eurogamer.net]

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User Comments (15)

Angelic_Lapras_King

#4

Angelic_Lapras_King said:

So I guess a prequel for PS360 and Wii U, a spin off for 3DS, and a proper sequel to Arkham City for PS4 and NeXBox then?

Midnight3DS

#5

Midnight3DS said:

I guess now we know why the different writers, cast, studio. WB wants to flood us with Batman games. Atleast they are seperate studios, so can take their time, relatively speaking. I hope Dini's back as writer.

WhiteTrashGuy

#7

WhiteTrashGuy said:

Kevin Conroy IS the best Batman. MASK OF THE PHANTASM is easily better than BEGINS. But I must admit I am saddened by this news. After hearing about the new DL TMNT title coming out this summer I was hoping beyond hope that Rocksteady was indeed working on a Superman game.... Let's hope it's the rumored "silver-age" game that has the JLA in it, eh?

Midnight3DS

#9

Midnight3DS said:

@Platypus

It's known that Rocksteady has been working secretly on a game for a long while. Conroy has tipped several things. It's big, amazing, huge cast... and more. Doesn't sound like Blackgate to me.

And Rocksteady originally said, it's a bit different. Hmmm... huge cast... JLA? Who knows.

Lunapplebloom

#11

Lunapplebloom said:

Kevin Conroy is fantastic, and I always get a kick out of hearing him doing Batman.

This news doesn't really surprise me though. It looked like they were wanting to make Batman a yearly deal like with other big budget titles. Glad to hear Conroy is back though. :)

CrabGats

#14

CrabGats said:

@Angelic_Lapras_King I'm sure with some heavy optimization, it all depends if the developers are willing to water down the game for a Wii U port, but it doesn't hurt to hope for it!

Wamtu

#15

Wamtu said:

Glad to hear he'll be back next time. It's really cool and somewhat surreal hearing Arkham Batman speak in the same voice as Animated Series Batman.

I also think it's really cool that for Arkham Origins Batman will be voiced by Sonic the Hedgehog. Being a big fan of both Batman and Sonic, there's just something really awesome about that.

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