Through all this Batman: Arkham Origins news, you’d be forgiven for feeling a little bit overwhelmed, so let’s all just take a second and calm ourselves down. Just breathe. There you go. Relaaaaaaax. Feeling better? Good, because I’ve got some news for you – KEVIN CONROY WON’T BE VOICING BATMAN!
OK you’re hyperventilating, so while I call the doctor and leave all your details I’ll quickly explain. As the title implies, Batman: Arkham Origins will set about explaining the origins of Arkham Asylum, the psychiatric hospital that houses almost all of Batman’s enemies in Gotham City. You’ve calmed down a little bit, and the ambulance is on its way, so it seems like a great time for a quick quote from DC Comics Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns.
It’s called Arkham Origins and it really is the introduction of what Arkham means,” Johns told Game Informer. “Arkham evokes a sense of insanity and chaos embodied in the twisted minds and colorful villains of the Batman universe. That had to start somewhere.
I can see that’s upset you. He goes on.
Arkham evokes a sense of insanity and chaos embodied in the twisted minds and colorful villains of the Batman universe. That had to start somewhere.
“Starting somewhere” means that yes, Batman will be younger, according to NAG magazine. It means that the developers are jumping round the Batman timeline, meaning that Kevin Conroy, who has twenty years experience voicing Batman, just doesn’t cut it. Batman needs to be younger, hipper. Who knows who will be cast, because Kevin Conroy’s shoes are big ones to fill. Maybe Zac Efron?
Oh, you’re haemorraghing, oh, my god, wait, just hang on, the doctor’s here, how does gaming news affect you so much?
All kidding aside, what do you think on Kevin Conroy not being involved in Batman: Arkham Origins?