Kevin Conroy Will Not Voice Batman In Arkham Origins
Kevin Conroy, the man who has been the voice of Batman in multiple different media outlets will not return for Arkham Origins. While this news may upset some, it does involve logic. Arkham Origins stars a younger, inexperienced Bruce Wayne as he deals with the seven assassins gunning for him. It only makes sense to find a voice actor that can play the part of the young caped crusader.
This news comes from the latest issue of NAG Magazine but hasn't been confirmed by either Mr. Conroy nor Warner Bros. Montreal. So yes at this time, Conroy not returning to voice Batman is a rumor but it's a well-grounded rumor. Mr. Conroy he hasn't only voiced Batman in the Arkham games. In fact, he's done much more. He also played his part in multiple TV shows including the 90s animated series. Injustice and DC Universe Online also had Mr. Conroy voice his video game counterpart. To say the least, he has been doing Batman's voice for a pretty long time.
Batman: Arkham Origins is slated to be released on October 25th for Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Wii U. The handheld sequel, Arkham Origins: Blackgate also comes out the same day as it's console companion.
I'm the kind of person where as long as the voice isn't a high pitched shrill or a forced impression, I can live with it. While it sucks Batman might not have the same voice actor, I completely understand why. It would be weird to hear that same gravelly voice come from a younger Batman. If they can find another actor to do the voice correctly, I'll gladly accept the change.