New Arkham Origins Trailer, Partial Cast List Announced, Kevin Conroy NOT Involved, And More

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arkham origins batman bannerA new trailer for Batman: Arkham Origins, clocking it at over 4 minutes, debuted today. Along with the trailer, the floodgates have been opened and a lot of news about the game has surfaced. Let’s start out with the heartbreaking news first.

Yesterday a lot of sites, this one included, picked up a story from Dallas Comic-Con where Kevin Conroy stated he was involved with a new Arkham game. It turns out he wasn’t referring to Origins. He was actually talking about the unknown Batman game Rocksteady is working on. Conroy sent out a Tweet to address the confusion, but later deleted it. Probably because it confirmed a new Arkham related game from Rocksteady. IGN reports that Roger Craig Smith (Sonic, Ezio in Assassins Creed, and Chris Redfield) will take Conroy‘s place and voice the younger Batman. Along with that news, Troy Baker (Bioshock) will voice the Joker. Mark Hamill stayed true to his word it seems. It looks like Arkham City was indeed his swansong.

Some characters have been confirmed for the game as well. We see Deathstroke (who is also a DLC playable character) and Deadshot in the trailer, but the Joker, Bane, the Penguin, and Anarky are also confirmed. No word on who will be providing the voices just yet.

Hero Complex debuted some new pics from the game which you can see below the trailer. They also got a few words from the creative team. Senior Producer Ben Mattes and Creative Director Eric Holmes talk about the game set five years before Arkham Asylum:

Batman: Arkham Origins captures a rawer, scarier Batman. That’s the time in his career we loved, and we believe it dovetailed very appropriately with being a player in a video game — that feeling of raw empowerment that comes from knowing the people you’re fighting in the world are scared of you. They are genuinely worried about what happens when you get your hands on them. That creates a very strong feeling of power that we want to put in the hands of the players. There’s all sorts of fun things we can do with that. When we introduce Bane to the mix — the big masked enemy — he can take that feeling of power away from you very quickly because of his physical size and his intelligence.

Bane will be partnering up with the Joker, though there isn’t any indication as to whether they’ll play a large role in the game or just be limited to a mission or two. You can read the full interview about the game at Hero Complex by clicking here. What do you think about the trailer? Are you upset Conroy and Hamill aren’t back?

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