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Batman game voices

12.17.2008

When we first heard about the (non-movie related) BATMAN game ARKHAM ASYLUM, the game's writer Paul Dini (of BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES) promised that the voice talent would be in line with creating the "ultimate Batman experience."

Fans of that outstanding animated show will be in heaven: the game will feature actors Kevin Conroy as the Dark Knight, and Mark Hamill as his lunatic nemesis the Joker.

The cinematic game is due next year, and lets players "be the Bat" as the Joker gets locked up in the nuthouse of the title, and (unsurprisingly) manages to take control of the place. The experience will allow the digital hero to lurk in shadow and pummel foes with hand-to-hand combat skills.

Aside from Joker and his painted followers, Batman will also face Harley Quinn, Zsasz, Killer Croc and potentially the Riddler, Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, Mr. Freeze and others. But he'll have Commissioner Gordon, Oracle and an array of gadgets (including the Batarang, which can be "steered" mid-flight) on his side. The game will run on the latest Unreal engine (as GEARS OF WAR 2) and should be as detailed as it is atmospheric.

Extra Tidbit: As far as I'm concerned, Conroy is the only actor to properly demonstrate the vocal variation between playboy Bruce Wayne and the brooding nocturnal crimefighter. Keep trying, Mr. Bale -- just tone it down a few notches.
Source: Joystiq

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