Batman: Arkham Origins gets Deathstroke, Kevin Conroy

Kevin Conroy confirmed to be lending his voice-over talents to Batman: Arkham Origins; Deathstroke playable via DLC.

Longtime Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy has confirmed his involvement in the upcoming Batman: Arkham Origins, Joystiq has reported.

The actor revealed at Comic-Con that he has already spent 10 months in the studio recording lines for the game, although he did not specify which role he would be playing. Conroy was the voice of Batman in Arkham Asylum and its sequel, Arkham City. He also played the character in the massively multiplayer online game DC Universe Online, and the recently released DC brawler Injustice: Gods Among Us

The news contradicts reports earlier this year that the actor would not be reprising his role as the Caped Crusader in Arkham Origins.

Fans will have a chance to gain access to unannounced Deathstroke DLC when preordering Arkham Origins, according to an offer on Amazon.

No further details about the character's involvement are available, although Deathstroke was previously featured in a Warner Bros. teaser trailer fighting Batman.

Batman: Arkham Origins tells the story of Batman's early years in the Arkham series. It is the first game in the universe not to be developed by UK developer Rocksteady. The game is scheduled for release on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and Wii U on October 25.

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Zorine “harli” Te is a long time competitive gamer and also an Associate Editor at GameSpot.

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87 comments
dragonkantus
dragonkantus

i have a better idea i will not pre-order it fu$k that dlc on disc  i will just wait for the " supreme god edition" or whatever and doing that  i will get that dlc and all others what you think of that humm??? HA! in your FACE!!!

Phazevariance
Phazevariance

Good, Kevin is the voice of batman as far as im concerned, he's done a great job for years.

chris98092
chris98092

I bet Conroy does Bruce Wayne for some sort of flashback to when Wayne/Batman was younger...then the other voice dude does Batman's voice.

Just a guess on my part.

hydrobeast
hydrobeast

kevin conroy is doing batman now! though if they did have someone else do the voice I would want eather Ben McKenzie from the year one movie or Bruce Greenwood form the the Under the Redhood batman movie. Those two made great batman voices

loopy_101
loopy_101

"Fans will have a chance to gain access to an unannounced Deathstroke DLC when pre-ordering Arkham Origins"

UGGGGHHHH... Day One DLC needs to die.

Mickeyminime
Mickeyminime

Shame you can't have Bale, Hardy, Leadger and all the other guys play the characters in the game......... why so serious :)

Venom_Raptor
Venom_Raptor

Kevin Conroy not voicing Batman is just one of many reasons why I'm not looking forward to this game.

JustArtificial
JustArtificial

It's a damn travesty if Conroy is NOT Batman. It's just a slap in the face, if he were to voice someone else.

And can we not get past DLC characters? Catwoman wasn't that essential, but come on. We're 4-5 months from release, and DLC being mentioned? This stuff has got to stop.

Also, when are we getting a Batman Beyond game with 2 Batmen? Or better yet, a Justice League game? DCUO and Injustice have not succeeded in fulfilling that demand.

hydrobeast
hydrobeast

late again gameinformer had this news up about three days ago. Get news faster gamespot

archelius
archelius

Yeah Kevin Conroy is confirmed I m so happy! I hope they bring in Mark Hamill too!

Cassius103
Cassius103

Obviously pleased to hear Conroy is back on board, but really this is a younger Batman, probably would have been one of the few occasions where i would have accepted a different voice actor. Im not saying him being there i a negative, I just dont think its as necessary as the next rocksteady game for example.

Nova_Prime_85
Nova_Prime_85

Oh look, yet ANOTHER reason why buying games Day-1 is frivolous

ill wait till next october, for the whole game to be completed before i buy it, hell or even check it out

Kevin Conroy? goooooood, everything else? baddddddddd, me no liking how alot of these articles concerning the game have been....

max-hit
max-hit

Without Kevin Conroy this game had no credibility for me but now I'm interested. Now I know that there is an official Batman game in production.

the_bi99man
the_bi99man

I'm still not 100% convinced this is true. The reports that he would not be coming back for Origins seemed pretty convincing, and then I actually watched the video from Comic-Con that this article is talking about. Unless he mentioned it again later (I didn't watch the entire hour, just the first 15 minutes when he talked about working on a new game), he didn't actually specify "Arkham Origins". He might have been talking about the Silver Age game that Rocksteady is making.

idrcnem11
idrcnem11

day one dlc means they know the game wont live up to it's name so they're trying to sucker as many people into preordering as possible.

green_scorpion
green_scorpion

The game comes out in October, but already has preorder DLC?  I hope no one is going to try and tell me that they are working on that after the game has shipped.  What a rip-off!

xyks2012
xyks2012

Calm down guys. Rocksteady did the very same thing when AC came out. Its just a playable character for challenge room. So no biggie, cant really say that the Robin DLC for AC was that much worth the pre-order.... Pumped for the trailer tonight. But I really think this game is going to live up to Arkham City (though I think its just a copy of AC with a new story; but who cares I just want more arkham content)

Martyr77
Martyr77

So the game is still almost half a year away and we have DLC? Why couldn't this have been put on the disk? Oh that's right greed. PASS.

Sun-Tzu-GE
Sun-Tzu-GE

No way I'm pre-ordering this when I know rocksteady isn't making it.I'll wait for the reviews... 

adrian_cortez94
adrian_cortez94

"...Deathstroke playable via DLC." just include him in the retail release for fuck's sake...-_-

berserker66666
berserker66666

Maybe Kavin Conroy's gonna have flashback sequence as older batman while some other guy fills the role as younger batman. Still, Kavin Conroy FTW.

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

@xyks2012 Now this makes more sense. After all, why have someone else voice Batman when you've already got the original signed on? Cheers for sharing that. Gamespot, update needed.

NTM23
NTM23

@chris98092 Why would Conry voice a younger Batman or Bruce Wayne in this game? It's probably the total opposite, where Conroy is voicing as a narrative perspective, as the game is set in the past. What you said makes no sense to me.

cdog21
cdog21

@hydrobeast 

I didn't really like McKenzie in Year One. I got used to him, but I didn't really like him.

Greenwood on the other hand is definitely a suitable replacement for Kevin Conroy.

MotRFalcon
MotRFalcon

@loopy_101 I see no problem if it's FREE pre-order DLC. It gives incentive to pre-order which I plan on doing with or without the DLC anyway.

WhiteStormy
WhiteStormy

@loopy_101 It probably would if people would stop pre-ordering games to get it.  Supply and demand, my friend.

WhiteStormy
WhiteStormy

@Mickeyminime Heath Ledger is dead.  Did you not get the memo?  I'll have my secretary fax over another copy for you.

Lhomity
Lhomity

@green_scorpion Devs plan DLC from very early stages in development and often small teams work on DLC during the development process.


The idea that every little piece of content should be part of the fixed-price $60 package is false and outdated.

What is in the game = thats the game

What is sold separately = not part of the game, no matter how much some greedy people on the internet want it to be.

adrian_cortez94
adrian_cortez94

@xyks2012 that's exactly the reason why i didn't bought AC day one. (thank god for the goty edition).

Lhomity
Lhomity

@adrian_cortez94 Your philosophy is flawed. They planned a character to be DLC. If Deathstroke wasn't DLC, they'd have to choose another character for the DLC.


What is in the game = that's the game
What is sold as additional content = is exactly what it is.

petsodon
petsodon

@MotRFalcon @loopy_101 The problem is that people who dont preorder but still pay the full price get less of the same game. That means the developer spent time on doing something that peeps spending full price on the game will not get and see. That needs to die.

JCDelacroix
JCDelacroix

@High_budget @Venom_Raptor Did you not read it either? Unspecified role means unknown role, no conformation he is Batman.

Mr_Q_Oz
Mr_Q_Oz

@petsodon  @MotRFalcon It's generally cheaper if you don't pre-order so I guess it's a bonus for people who are happy paying in advance.

FacesMan
FacesMan

@BladeStrike1234 @Mickeyminime @WhiteStormy All of you need to get off this guy's back lol. He's just saying it's a shame it's not possible and is voicing his opinion that he'd love a game that did it. You guys just need to breathe for a minute.