The weekends are usually pretty light on news, but two interesting tidbits about the upcoming Batman: Arkham Origins were revealed on Sunday: the game will have DLC that will feature Deathstroke as a playable character, and contrary to earlier reports, it was announced that acclaimed voice actor Kevin Conroy will once again lend his voice to Batman.
Details about the Deathstroke DLC are still scarce: we only know about its existence thanks to a promotional image that Amazon apparently mistakenly uploaded to their site earlier than they were supposed to. It’s unknown if the Deathstroke DLC will be part of the game’s main storyline, a la the Catwoman DLC from the Arkham City, or if the DLC will simply unlock Deathstroke as a playable character for the game’s challenge maps, like the Joker in the PS3 version of the original Arkham Asylum.
Good news about the game also emerged from the Dallas Comic-Con, where Kevin Conroy revealed that he’s spent the last 10 months in the studio recording lines for Arkham Origins. Conroy has been the principle voice actor for Batman ever since the debut of Batman: The Animated Series in 1993, and fans were pretty disappointed when rumors started spreading that Conroy wasn’t going to appear in Origins. Thankfully, those rumors were completely false, and fans can look forward to hearing Conroy reprise the role of Batman when Arkham Origins hits the PS3, Xbox 360, PC, and Wii U on October 25th.
[UPDATE] Warner Bros. announced today that Roger Craig Smith (who previously played Ezio Auditore in AC2 and has voiced Sonic in some of the more recent games,) will also play Batman… which is strange, considering that Kevin Conroy confirmed that he’s in the game. Perhaps Conroy narrates the game as the older version of the character, while Smith plays his younger self? Origins is a prequel, after all. The WB also announced that Troy Baker, best known for his role as Booker DeWitt in BioShock Infinite, will play the Joker.