Those that have been playing the Batman Arkham City and Arkham Asylum games over the past few years know the voice of the caped crusader as Kevin Conroy. With the announcement of Batman: Arkham Origins, there had been reports that Warner Bros. passed on the voice actor in this next iteration of the franchise. Portraying a younger version of Batman in Origins, the rumors made sense. Today, it comes to light that Conroy will not be playing Batman, but that Roger Craig Smith will take on the role.
Smith (Assassin’s Creed, Resident Evil) will be joined by Troy Baker (Bioshock Infinite, Batman Arkham City) and others like Conroy for Batman: Arkham Origins. While we don’t know exactly how Conroy will fit into this equation, if he’s not voicing Batman, the actor confirmed that he will be involved with the project in some capacity.
Batman: Arkham Origins launches on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and Wii U in October.
Update: Apparently there was some confusion about the comments that Conroy made over the weekend. Today, the actor clarified that he is not in Arkham Origins, he’s in another game Arkham game that is “coming soon, not Arkham Origins coming this fall.”