Batman: Arkham Origins, the hotly anticipated prequel game from Warner Brothers Montreal, has finally revealed the voices for its central characters Batman and The Joker. Many speculated veteran Bat’s voice actor Kevin Conroy would be voicing the caped crusader based on a tweet stating he would return for the next Arkham title (which he mistook for Origins, meaning a new Arkham title will follow Origins). However fresh blood will be voicing Batman and Joker.
Roger Craig Smith, a voice actor known for his roles as Chris Redfield from the Resident Evil Series, Ezio from the Assassin’s Creed Series, and Sonic the Hedgehog will be voicing Batman. I personally think Smith is a great choice, considering that the Batman portrayed in this game will be a younger Batman. With his his gruff and commanding pipes, Smith will be a great fit as our young Dark Knight.
Troy Baker, a very experienced voice actor who has voiced Yuri from Tales of Vesperia, Snow from Final Fantasy XIII, Booker DeWitt from Bioshock Infinite, and even Robin and Two Face in Arkham City will be this game’s Joker. Baker, an incredibly versatile actor with a massive resume, will surely pull off the Joker despite the big shoes of Joker vet Mark Hamill to fill. If i could put my faith in anyone to do a great Joker (Besides John DiMaggio) it would be Baker.
We will have to wait a little while yet before we hear Smith and Baker in action, but you can color me excited. Batman: Arkham Origins ships October 25th, 2013 for Xbox 360, PS3, and the WiiU.