If you consider yourself a fan of Batman — above and beyond the Christopher Nolan films — you’ll know the voice of Kevin Conroy, even if you don’t know that name. There is a good reason that you’ll know the voice of Kevin Conroy, too, as Conroy has been the voice of Batman for over 20 years now across multiple animated series and games. Conroy’s part as Batman began in 1992 with Batman: The Animated Series and has continued on from there, with his distinctive two-voice approach to Bruce Wayne and Batman becoming that of legend, almost becoming synonymous with the Batman character altogether.
Most importantly is that Conroy was featured in the Batman games from Warner Bros. Interactive that have gotten a lot of attention in the way of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. It comes as kind of a shock that the developers behind Batman Arkham Origins have passed on the “voice of Batman” for this upcoming game, but they have. According to the developers they are looking for a younger voice for Batman, as this is an origins story. As we’ve seen with Metal Gear Solid, fans sometimes don’t take to change too well, so we’ll see how this story unfolds and if Conroy will make an appearance in Batman Arkham Origins afterall.