Batman Arkham Origins: Deathstroke is playable, Kevin Conroy doesn’t return

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Update: Conroy isn’t playing Batman in this game after all. More after the jump

Holy news round-up Batman! I’m cautiously optimistic about the latest Batman game, right now. Sure, I enjoyed the previous two games a little too much, but my gripe is that a third game isn’t even necessary right now. Still, more Batman never hurt anyone unless they were a criminal or a birthday clown in the wrong part of town. And with Arkham Origins on the way, it looks like we’re getting something old, something new.

First up: Villainy. Deathstroke, an anti-Batman with really bad depth perception is slated to appear in the upcoming prequel, but as more than just an antagonist. A pre-order bonus for anyone who wants the game badly enough says Polygon, Deathstroke will be a playable villain, much like Catwoman was in Arkham City. No idea yet as to whether this is US retailer specific or if we’ll see it this side, but then again, exclusive offers like this usually filter through to paid DLC eventually. Or game of the year editions.

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Of course, chances are that this offer will only extend to the challenge portion of the game which is bound to be included, much like Nightwing was in that particular set of DLC for the first sequel. Still, I’m a fan of Deathstroke in comics. Capable of using 90% brain power, savage, intelligent and trained in several forms of military martial arts, he’s a great foil to the Dark Knight.

That, and he also kicked several asses when he took on the entire Justice League in one down and dirty street fight back in the comics.

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As for that other bit of news, it looks like the voice of the Batman is indeed returning. Veteran voice actor Kevin Conroy will resume his signature role as Bruce Wayne/Batman, a job that he’s been doing in various media since he started doing so with the animated Batman series back in 1992.

Announcing at the Dallas Comic Con via CVG, Conroy himself confirmed this. And if you have an hour to spare, here’s the video in which he proudly does so, alongside a few other tidbits for Batfans.

Batman: Arkham Origins is out October 25, on all the platforms.

Update: Conroy isn’t voicing the Bat after all. It seems that Roger “Ezio Auditore” Craig Smith will handle that role, with Troy “Booker DeWitt” Baker as the Joker. 

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Author:Darryn Bonthuys

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  • Trevor Davies

    Already pre-order DLC? Why don’t you guess if I’m going to buy it before there’s a GOTY version?

  • http://twitter.com/deanorhan Dean

    Why would they even think of using someone else for the voice?

  • Trevor Davies

    Is it the one where we all have to talk in 3rd person?

    • Tasty peas mixed with porridge

      You are BATMAN

      • Admiral Chief Combat Engineer

        Do you know this causes you to be out?

  • Ultimo_Cleric_N7

    Kevin Conroy is the night…….

  • Deon Steyn

    Why should I care about Deathstroke if he is only available for the challenge missions?

  • Lardus

    Would Lardus be able to guess which one won?

  • mancera

    Is it the one that I can be as irritating to you as Billy is to Erwin in The Grimm Adventures of Billy and Mandy?

    • Brady miaau

      Um, Billy to Mandy and Erwin to everyone, except Billy, is my take on the show

      • Admiral Chief Combat Engineer

        I don’t suppose you realise its questions only?

  • Deon Steyn

    Why so serious?

    • Scruff304

      Why not so serious?

      • HvR

        If the tree falls down in a deserted forest, is it serious?

  • That Tall Twit

    Is that a trick question?

    • mancera

      It may well be a trick question, he seems to be grammatically correct today.

      • That Tall Twit

        Or perhaps in a form of a question?

        • mancera

          I see your point, but does anyone else?

      • Trevor Davies

        If it wasn’t a trick question wouldn’t you be out already?

      • Admiral Chief Combat Engineer

        My friend, do you realise that you are out?

        • mancera

          That I didn’t, but when was I out? Did I do something wrong? :(?

        • mancera

          Oh… lol… now I can troll the people still in… YAY?

          Guess I should have paid attention to the time then eh?

  • DBL_ZA

    Is it that we speak in questions? Are you by any chance speaking only in questions in the above comment?

    • Admiral Chief Combat Engineer

      Do you think I am?

      • DBL_ZA

        Are you trying to trick me into getting kicked on the first day?

        • Admiral Chief Combat Engineer

          Are you feeling tricked?

          • DBL_ZA

            Do you know how tough this gets?

          • Trevor Davies

            Can we all agree this will be much harder than not trolling?

          • DBL_ZA

            Is it possible not to troll when everyone is just asking questions?

          • Trevor Davies

            Doesn’t that depend on the intent behind the question?

          • DBL_ZA

            Would I be wrong if I agreed with you? But how does one tell if trolling or trying one’s hardest not to get evicted?

          • HvR

            Are challenging us?

          • DBL_ZA

            Do you not also feel as if you are trolling, by answering a question today?

          • DBL_ZA

            Would anyone believe me if I said I was trying my best not to troll?

          • DBL_ZA

            Would anyone believe me if I said I was trying my best not to troll?

          • DBL_ZA

            Would anyone believe me if I said I was trying my best not to troll?

          • DBL_ZA

            Would anyone believe me if I said I was trying my best not to troll?

          • DBL_ZA

            Do you not also feel as if you are trolling, by answering a question today?

          • HvR

            Are challenging us?

        • Major Commodore 64 Darryn B

          Hey, a new guy. GET HIM!

          • DBL_ZA

            Should you not be speaking in questions, major?

          • Trevor Davies

            I believe she has something for you?

          • Admiral Chief Combat Engineer

            Were you participating?

  • DBL_ZA

    Admiral, have you a way to inflict the banhammer by asking a question? Have you set a standard for this yet?

    • mancera

      Doesn’t seem like he has… he just told me I was out :( meanie

  • Skoobaz

    So trolling is a go?

    • mancera

      If you can troll with a question

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