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Batman Arkham Asylum re-release includes tribute to Kevin Conroy

Richard Lee Breslin

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Batman Arkham Asylum re-release includes tribute to Kevin Conroy

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There’s little denying that Batman, the Caped Crusader aka the Dark Knight is one of the most legendary comic characters in history whether he’s portrayed in comic books, movies, animations or video games.

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You could probably ask most Batman fans who their favourite actor to don the cowl is and most will likely say Val Kilmer or George Clooney. Hey, that was a joke! Whether it’s Adam West, Micheal Keaton, Christian Bale or Robert Pattinson, each will bring their own unique set of skills to the Hall of Justice. Oh, I forgot to mention Ben Affleck. Sorry, Batfleck.

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Yet, if there’s one actor who stands above the rest when it comes to portraying this iconic character, it’s the one and only Kevin Conroy who for so many is the voice of Batman. Kevin Conroy shot to fame as the Caped Crusader during Batman: The Animated Series (which is currently on Netflix by the way) and starred alongside the brilliant Mark Hammil as The Joker.

Kevin Conroy would also star in various Batman animated productions and even made a live-action cameo in CW’s Arrowverse as a version of Earth-99’s Bruce Wayne in a crossover episode of Crisis on Infinite Earth. What’s more, Conroy would play the iconic role in arguably the greatest superhero video game series of all time with Rocksteady Studios' Batman Arkham series which began with Batman: Arkham Asylum in 2009.

Sadly, however, the DC fan base was shaken to its core when Kevin Conroy sadly passed away in November 2022 aged 66. The last time Conroy would don the cowl, at least in the world of video games is with the upcoming Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.

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That being said before we’re graced with the presence of the next game from Rocksteady Studios, earlier this month Batman: Arkham Trilogy was released on Nintendo Switch featuring the collection of Batman: Arkham Asylum, Arkham City and Arkham Knight all complete with previously released DLC as well as a Robert Pattinson bonus.

In this collection of glorious Batman games, Rocksteady Studios was able to incorporate a tribute to the beloved actor, Kevin Conroy.

The entire Batman Arkham trilogy from Rocksteady Studios is out now on PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League will be released for PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S on 2 February 2024.

Topics: Batman, DC, Nintendo Switch, Warner Bros

Richard Lee Breslin
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