Mark Hamill, Kevin Conroy voicing DC Universe Online

Voice actors bring the Joker, Batman to life in Sony Online Entertainment's upcoming superhero MMORPG; additional voice actors include Adam Baldwin, Gina Torres, James Marsters, and Michelle Forbes.

Despite laying off 4 percent of its staff recently, Sony Online Entertainment has kicked off the beta registration for its upcoming massively multiplayer online role-playing game, DC Universe Online. In addition to providing gamers with an avenue to an exclusive first look into the game, the publisher today announced a star-studded cast of voice actors for the MMORPG, which includes Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy, who will bring two of the game's most prominent characters to life.

Conroy is actually behind the mask.

Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League Unlimited, Batman: Arkham Asylum) will bring the voice of Batman to life in the upcoming PC and PlayStation 3 title, and Mark Hamill (Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: The Animated Series) will enunciate the Joker's shrill laugh.

The rest of the voice cast is fairly prominent as well. Adam Baldwin (Dutch from Halo 3: ODST, Firefly) will voice Superman; former Firefly star Gina Torres will voice Wonder Woman; James Marsters of Smallville, Buffy, and Torchwood will bring life to Lex Luthor; and Michelle Forbes (Dr. Mossman in Half-Life 2) will create Wonder Woman's adversary, Circe.

Set within the DC Comics world, DC Universe Online will let players create a superhero or villain and fight alongside or against iconic comic book characters, such as the Joker, Batman, Superman, and others.

DC Universe Online is currently scheduled for release on November 2 for the PS3 and PC. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's most recent preview.

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redness19
redness19

I could swear that before the release of Batman AA Hamil said he was done playing the Joker. Guess the success of AA changed his mind.

majere613
majere613

AARGH! Just when you think you've finally got Firefly out of your system someone reminds you of it again! Curse TV executives unto the very flaming pit of Tartarus itself for its cancellation! In other news- good voice cast :)

crunchb3rry
crunchb3rry

Mmmm....Gina Torres. This news just makes me miss Firefly again.

Dualmask
Dualmask

Kevin Conroy is the one true Batman voice. Mark Hamill is Joker. Even when he voiced Fire Lord Ozai in the Avatar cartoon, I couldn't get Joker out of my head. He might as well do the role of Joker until he can't talk anymore.

ultima012
ultima012

Awesome news!!! I've been watching this game for a while now and at first I wasn't sure about it but it continues to look better and better everytime I see something new on it. On top of it all they got the best voice actors out there. Oh yeah, I'm pumped!!!

lookin_boy
lookin_boy

nice... the monthly thing still gets me mad, but i cant lie... i STILL want this game

Dragdar
Dragdar

Kevin Conroy IS THE voice of Batman, thumbs up if you agree.

Valas_Azuviir
Valas_Azuviir

@Sparticus1013 You're not dreaming that up, Sparticus. Most likely the payday for this one was too good to pass it up. I mean, if they're willing to say triple your usual fee.. Well, you'd be crazy not to do it. Do find it a bit a pity, that they couldn't get the rest of the JLA animated crew together to do the rest of the VA work. So either Tim Daly or George Newbern for the Big Boyscout, Susan Eisenberg as Wonder Woman, Clancy Brown as Lex, although Michael Rosenbaum could work too. And just have Rachel York do Circe again. And one could always have David Boreanaz do Hal Jordan again, he did it for JL: The New Frontier as well, and except for a few spots, nailed that home pretty convincingly (being in the presence of folks who are considered the definitive voice of their characters might help raise him to the next level). Or if they're going with John Stewart than Phil LaMarr would work too.

Samox
Samox

Mark Hamill did an absolutely fantastic job in Arkham Asylum. Glad to hear he's in on this as well.

gopulpfiction
gopulpfiction

FYI... Michelle Forbes also played the crazy maenad in True Blood

Arkady_16
Arkady_16

Nice!!!!, Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill are the best Batman and Joker imo.... sure I watched Batman the Animated series as a kid and own all the dvd's now as a adult but they are my favourites so I might even be tempted to check this out.

Bortson
Bortson

They definitely have great voice acting for DC games. Arkham Asylum had amazing acting

johnmetcalf
johnmetcalf

I can't picture anyone else doing voice overs for Batman or Joker. I watched Batman: under the red hood and the guy who played Joker there was almost painful to listen to.

GameFreak523
GameFreak523

"Hey kids, It's Mark Hamill!" The C*ck Knocker will be our Joker. Woohoo!!

guyguyguy1234
guyguyguy1234

I might just buy this for Mark Hamill. He is the best joker (voice) ever.

jokerman_28
jokerman_28

knowing that Hamill and Conroy are in this game, it will be epic

justinrscott
justinrscott

I was already super excited about this game. This news makes it even better!

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

Mark Hamill IS the best Joker ever - agreed Aidan125. :D

Mr_Alexander
Mr_Alexander

@people below Ledger was the best joker by far, but Hamil was the best VA for the Joker.

Aidan125
Aidan125

Mark Hamill is the best joker ever, period.

Sanguis_Malus
Sanguis_Malus

The videogame industry has been very kind to Mark Hamill.

F-14-D_TOMCAT
F-14-D_TOMCAT

Mark Hamill as in Star Wars Luke Skywalker. Awesome.

uwlbpwnd
uwlbpwnd

They left out Adam Baldwin's most important credit! He's in Chuck, being awesome! Game's gonna be great.

Barighm
Barighm

Why change the voice actors when Conroy and Hamil have proven to be so darn good? That Batman cartoon? Excellent. I loved watching it. Arkham Asylum? Just shy of a masterpiece, but easily a classic. Why would you mess with that? Still gonna get owned by WoW though. Seriously, it's just another MMORPG.

amari24
amari24

Conroy=Best Batman Hamil=Best Joker

hollow56771
hollow56771

Usually when they have good DC games they tend to have great voiceovers.

blasterchief
blasterchief

Loving Torres as Wonderwoman, but Baldwin as Superman?

Drahksenzu
Drahksenzu

"Interestingly enough, his brother William also voiced Batman in Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths. Maybe the Baldwin family is a bunch of comic book nerds like the rest of us..." Adam Baldwin not part of the Baldwins brother gang.

toddx77
toddx77

I liked Adams voice as Superman in Superman:Doomsday but why couldnt they get Tim Daly for Superman?

Sparticus1013
Sparticus1013

Wait, didn't Hamill say a couple months back that Arkham 2 would be his last Joker role? Or am I hallucinating and making up video game articles in my head again?

westbayraider
westbayraider

Interestingly enough, his brother William also voiced Batman in Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths. Maybe the Baldwin family is a bunch of comic book nerds like the rest of us...

dylan417
dylan417

Yes! This game will be awesome! Now more BAA2 news! Please? :)

Henninger
Henninger

Im not a DC Comics fan but im a huge Batman fan & point blank period Conroy & Hamill r Batman & Joker!!! Any1 else is straight up BS!!!

the_requiem
the_requiem

If there is any Joker that stand taller than Heath Ledger's, it is Hamill's. He made Batman:AA worth playing again and again.

the_wolf_7
the_wolf_7

Cant wait! Look for me in the Beta for this game XD...I shall be the scourge of the universe.

johny300
johny300

Mark hamill and kevin conroy are legends

elbert_b_23
elbert_b_23

its so awesome that they are still getting Mark Hamill to do the voice of the joker, to me he will always be the voice behind the clown prince of crime

-Fromage-
-Fromage-

There's no better Joker voice actor than Hamill.

FamousCalibur
FamousCalibur

luke skywalker and the joker, Mark hamill you are AWESOMENESS!!

Nicaboy456
Nicaboy456

geez Mark Hamill does everything....

Zanoh
Zanoh

Ah this is good :)

Joesocwork
Joesocwork

Props for getting that cast!!! 8)

cjasko94
cjasko94

Glad this is coming to PS3, don't think my PC can run it. well maybe but still :P

IkedaTeramusa
IkedaTeramusa

FINALLY! Thank goodness D.C. is doing a good job. Unlike that other comic book universe Marve.... er Champion's Online :-P You had me at Mark Hamill. His laugh ... wow.

Cloud32147
Cloud32147

Damn I was hoping Tim Daly would do Superman he is the perfect Superman.

stabby_mcgee
stabby_mcgee

I really hope they get more of the voice actors from the DCAU. I'm really hoping that they'd get Clancy Brown to play Lex Luthor and Michael Ironside to play Darkseid.

Harp_101
Harp_101

Good choice in sticking with Kevin Conroy and not that guy who did that god awful batman VO in the justice league game.