Over the years, the twisted tales of Batman and The Joker have been portrayed by many different voice actors over the years. More recently, fan favorites Mark Hamill and Keven Conroy are stepping down their respective roles as Joker and Batman. leaving Warner Bros. to recast the iconic roles to some of gaming’s most prolific voice actors.
Roger Craig Smith will be voicing Batman this time around. Not to be confused with the American Dad alien, Smith has a history with super hero voice acting. He voices Captain America in all animated and video game-based media, with a few other game characters like Ezio from Assassin’s Creed under his belt.
Troy Baker, however, is already immersed in the Batman universe. He voiced Robin in Arkham City, and voiced both Nightwing and Two-Face in their modern iterations. On top of that, you may know his work from the likes of Nova in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Booker DeWitt in BioShock Infinite, and Kai Leng from Mass Effect 3.
It seems that Warner Bros. wanted to fill the void left by Hamill and Conroy’s departure, and with a cast like this, they aren’t doing a terrible job at it. It’s been reported that Conroy has been involved with future Batman titles already, but that has yet to be proven. Batman: Arkham Origins is set to be released on October 16 of this year for Wii U, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. No word on if it will be available on the next generation consoles.