The team behind the Batman: Arkham series has paid tribute to Kevin Conroy. In case you missed it, Kevin Conroy died today at the age of 66 after a battle with colon cancer. The legendary actor was best known for his work as Batman, both in animation, video games and some live-action parts. Conroy helped give Batman a very distinct voice in Batman: the animated series, making him both ferocious and mythical, but also deeply human. His work was so iconic, like Mark Hamill’s Joker, that he would voice Batman on numerous other projects for decades, including the critically acclaimed Arkham series.
In 2009, developer Rocksteady released: Batman Arkham Asylum with Kevin Conroy reprising his role and it changed superhero video games forever. It was a groundbreaking piece of Batman media, and the two sequels that Conroy would star in would only raise the bar. Not only was it incredibly fun to play, but Batman himself was layered and developed a complex relationship with Joker. Conroy managed to tap into a more mature part of Batman for these games, as they weren’t animation programs aimed at kids, providing even further nuance to the character. injustice Creator Ed Boon, Rocksteady Studiosand Warner Bros. Games offered a tribute to the actor on social media, with Rocksteady calling Conroy “our Dark Knight” while noting his impact. Boon echoed these thoughts by noting how his voice defined Batman to many. Warner Bros. Games also noted his work in numerous Batman games outside of the Arkham and Injustice franchises. You can view the tweets from both companies below.
— Rocksteady Studios (@RocksteadyGames) Nov 11, 2022
So sad to hear about Kevin Conroy. He was THE voice of Batman for generations, including our INJUSTICE games.
So iconic. What a loss. REST IN PEACE 🙁 pic.twitter.com/JpgRwIGDAh
— Ed Boon (@noobde) Nov 11, 2022
Warner Bros. Games is devastated by the passing of Kevin Conroy, the iconic voice of Batman in many of our game franchises, including Batman Arkham, Injustice, LEGO DC games, MultiVersus and many more.
— Warner Bros. games (@wbgames) Nov 11, 2022
It is currently unknown whether Kevin Conroy is expected to play Batman in future games. Rocksteady is coming Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League The game is set in the Arkham universe and could see Batman appear to help take out his former allies. It is also speculated that injustice 3 may be in development, although no announcement has been made.
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