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Batman's had plenty of performers behind the mask. But for the generation that grew up on Batman: The Animated Series, none are more beloved than voice actor Kevin Conroy.

While his contributions to Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City were key, Warner Bros. Interactive has decided to move on for Batman: Arkham Origins younger Bruce Wayne, according to NAG Magazine (via Kotaku).

Since Origins is, well, an origin story it makes sense to bring in a younger actor--Batman has yet to earn Conroy's signature gruffness. But with Conroy, Joker voice actor Mark Hamill, series developer Rocksteady, and writer Paul Dini all departed, it seems the party's over even though Warner Bros. Interactive is still wearing a lampshade.

11 comments

  • Unoriginal - April 30, 2013 5:17 a.m.

    As long as he is just absent from the prequel it makes sense to get a younger sounding Batman. When the real sequel comes out he will hopefully return.
  • mafyooz - April 30, 2013 12:14 a.m.

    Does anyone know if Adam West is available for work these days?
  • Unoriginal - April 30, 2013 5:15 a.m.

    Let's face it: he is never NOT readily available for anything at all. I could probably hire him to show up at my sisters birthday next week.
  • slimjim441 - April 29, 2013 9:46 p.m.

    I didn't hear Paul Dini was out of the picture, too. I've almost got more hope for the Deadpool game now, which will also be quite depressingly lackluster.
  • winner2 - April 29, 2013 9:22 p.m.

    You done fucked up now Warner bros
  • g1rldraco7 - April 29, 2013 7:37 p.m.

    No Kevin Conroy....NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
  • ultimatepunchrod - April 29, 2013 6:36 p.m.

    I love Conroy as Batman, but I don't really see this as the end times for Arkham Origins.
  • TheMariner - April 29, 2013 5:08 p.m.

    Out of the recent video game characters losing their voice actors, this one is the only one that makes sense. Snake and Sam Fisher not so much, but at least this is a prequel to the earlier games so as long as they get a someone who could pass for a younger Kevin Conroy, then I think I'm okay with this.
  • zymn - April 29, 2013 3:53 p.m.

    Why the hell did I let Gamestop talk me into preordering this.
  • Redeater - April 29, 2013 1:13 p.m.

    Wow, this along with it including multiplayer and not being developed by Rocksteady.......I guess it won't star my wallet either.
  • Redeater - April 29, 2013 1:16 p.m.

    These are the guys who ported the game over to the Wii U and gave it the impossible/broken batarang motion camera. I'll hold off till next year and buy the Rocksteady game thank you very much.

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