Batman: Arkham Origins at New York Comic Con

By Chip Tamplin

Published on Saturday, October 19, 2013

It’s been a great decade for Batman fans. Christopher Nolan revitalized our enthusiasm and love for Batman with his amazing Dark Knight trilogy and Rocksteady Studios did the same thing for Batman video games with their amazingly dark re-imaginings for Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. While Rocksteady won’t be handling Arkham Origins, Warner Bros. Games Montreal are a more than worthy group to take over the reigns of the franchise. Rather than continuing the story where Arkham City left off, WB Montreal decided to take on the origins (get it?) of Batman.

The Batman you’ll see in this game will be noticeably younger, cockier and more naive than the Bruce Wayne you’ll see in Asylum and City. That’s not the only change to the series going forward, many voice actors have been re-cast including Roger Craig Smith as Bruce Wayne/Batman (taking over for Kevin Conroy) and Troy Baker as The Joker (taking over for the legendary Mark Hamill). While these maybe be daunting changes to the series, with what we’ve seen and heard about the game – we have the utmost faith in these guys to live up to the lofty expectations of the previous games.

At New York Comic Con we were able to sit down with Roger Craig Smith, Troy Baker and creative director Eric Holmes about their thoughts on the previous installments and what we can expect from the new game.

Batman: Arkham Origins will be available October 25 on Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii U and PC.


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