Troy Baker To Play Joker In Batman: Arkham Origins; Roger Craig Smith As Batman [Update]

By Ishaan . May 20, 2013 . 2:00pm

New voice-actors have been chosen for both Batman and the Joker in Batman: Arkham Origins, according to a Joystiq report. Roger Craig Smith is playing Batman, and Troy Baker is taking on the Joker.


Craig has played a number of prominent videogame characters in the past, including Chris Redfield from Resident Evil and Ezio Auditore from Assassin’s Creed. Meanwhile, Baker is known for his performance as Vincent from Catherine and as Joel from Naughty Dog’s next game, The Last of Us.


Meanwhile, the usual that plays Batman, Kevin Conroy, will be lending his voice to Batman: Arkham Origins as well, but it hasn’t been confirmed just what role he will be playing.


Update: Conroy tweeted that he is returning for another Arkham game, but not Arkham Origins. He then deleted his tweet, but Batman News managed to grab a screenshot in time.


Additionally, Warner Bros. have confirmed that Deathstroke will be playable in Batman: Arkham Origins. Pre-ordering the game for PC, Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 will give you access to Deathstroke with his own weapons and special moves. He’ll be playable in all of the game’s challenge maps, as well as two additional challenge maps that will come alongside him. The Deathstroke pack will also include two alternate skins for the character.


Batman: Arkham Origins will be released worldwide on October 25th for PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U.

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  • Tatsumi Kanji as the Joker… Sure, why not.

    • r0gamer940

      and Booker dewitt

      • Spirit Macardi

        and ACTION BASTARD!

        • ParaChomp

          ♪From the united king♪
          ♪I’m looking for him♪
          ♪I’m going to California♪

    • Superior Spider-Man


      • Elemiel


        • AuraGuyChris

          And Chrom of Fir-
          Oh wait, that’s his evil double Matthew Mercer. My bad.

        • Superior Spider-Man

          You win…. wait….. RYU HAYABUSA!!!

  • DrakeClawfang

    Batman is screwed now, the Joker’s STEELGUARD is invincible

    • Superior Spider-Man

      HAH!!….. i got that one.

    • nice

  • Spirit Macardi

    So Batman is Sonic the Hedgehog and the Joker is Excalibur. This should be a joy to listen to x3

    • they can change their volce, they’re actors

      • Spirit Macardi

        … Umm, yeah. No duh.

        • maybe I misunderstood what you were saying, sorry

  • digitaldevil0

    List of DC characters Troy has voiced so far:

    Two-face,Robin(Arkham City)

    Batman(Lego Batman 2)


    Previews say he nails the Joker voice, sounds alot like Hamill.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Oh snap. I completely forgot that Troy Baker was Robin and Two-Face in AC. Geez, he’s making a slow climb to have the most DC characters under his belt.

      • Spirit Macardi

        He’s becoming to DC what Steve Blum is to Marvel.

        • Solomon_Kano

          He’s certainly on his way.

        • Alexander Marquis Starkey

          Well Robin and Nightwing makes sense, you know, same character.

    • I’ll give him a shot

  • Final Aura

    troy baker, troy baker everywhere!

  • Solomon_Kano
    • Ah man, this was one of the very first comics I owned. Up until then, I would always rent them from the library or something, but this was one of the first ones I bought.

      • Solomon_Kano

        Oh wow. What a coincidence lol. Well, now you can relive that memory with Roger C. Smith as Batman!

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Wowwwwwwwww, Troy is really making it. I can hear him already.

  • Chris Yuen

    Joker: You guys sayin’ I like dudes? TAKIN’ YOU PUNKS DOWN!

    • Amagidyne

      Joker is gonna RENOVATE your ass!

    • Superior Spider-Man

      Joker: SERAH!!

    • Spirit Macardi

      FOOLS! Joker’s legend dates back to the 12th century…

      • Superior Spider-Man

        This one actually took me a moment and I am ashamed… *disgusted face*

      • Chris Yuen

        Excalibur? (ﺧ益ﺨ)

  • DawnWolf

    Not sure I’m okay about not having Mark and Kevin, the wonder duo, in here. On the bright side though, that tweet makes me feel that much more confident that this studio is working on a prequel, and Rocksteady is working on a sequel. Ala Assassins Creed having different teams working on the “filler” games and the main game. One will release this year and the other next/year after next.

  • The Watcher

    Really Can’t see Troy Baker as the Joker, This shall be interesting.

    • Well, Troy’s played several “demonic” characters, you wouldn’t believe it’s him until you look at the credits.

  • brian

    Inevitably will have a GOTY edition with all DLC including Deathstroke.

  • AuraGuyChris

    Oopsie, Conroy. Let that one slip, didn’t you?

    • LaserVision

      Heh, we can take a guess at what Rocksteady may be doing in the meantime…

  • bet the game Conroy’s in is Batman AC’s sequel

  • CartmanKusanagi

    Roger Craig Smith, eh? While I think his portrayal of Sonic is overrated, I’m reallyinterested in hearing his take on Batman. Same goes for Troy Baker. Still, I’m going to miss Kevin and Mark.

    • AuraGuyChris

      Overrated? It sounds worse than Jason Griffith.
      That’s my opinion. The sudden change hasn’t grown on me yet.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Well, as the update says, Conroy will be back for the next next Arkham game. But, yea, no more Hamill.

  • LegoBaka

    Am I the only one disappointed that the Joker is going to be in the game again? I mean he more or less stole the plot from the 2nd game’s cast and crapped a big steaming pile of stupid all over the already absurd narrative.

    Joker needs a break, why you gotta keep calling him to work?

    • Haseyo

      I’ve always enjoyed Joker as the villain. He has one of the most villain cause for what he does – for the lols.

      He doesn’t seek power. He doesn’t seek wealth. He seeks entertainment in evil ways because he freakin’ can. It’s hard to beat someone that lacks a motive to potentially blackmail them.

      “Shoot the girl and I’ll burn the money.”
      Joker: “Good, I was going to burn it after she was dead anyway ooohohohoho!”

  • vileBrenman

    I hope kanji err the Joker says “Get bent!”

  • Vesperion


  • Why youtube haven’t made Troy Baker is EVERYWHERE video yet?

  • Tonton Ramos

    Batman will easily take out any B.O.W.s why coz he is Batman!

  • Sydney Losstarot

    Joker: Feel the power of Sardines!

  • Am I the only one who really loves the Joker’s design in this game? It looks far more sharp and Joker-y than his scraggy, haggard design from Arkham Asylum.

  • TheExile285

    I personally would have prefered John DiMaggio since I thought he did a great job as Joker in Batman Under the Red Hood.

    Still, Kanji is fine with me.

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