Rest Easy, The New Joker Is In Very Good Hands
Batman: Akrham Origins has a lot to prove. With a new studio and all new voice actors for iconic characters Batman and the Joker, Origins immediately set itself some high goals with fans hoping that it hasn’t turned into the usual cash cow. While we have to wait just under two weeks to see if the new game delivers gameplay wise, we already have proof that the new Joker is up to the task.
And it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, considering he’s being voiced by probably the most talented actor in the business right now, Troy Baker. The former BioShock Infinite and The Last of Us star was cast as the Joker a few months back, but we have yet to actually see his voice work in action. That is, until Comic-Con happened in New York.
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At a panel for the game, Baker was requested by the host and the crowd to reprise a line from the famous graphic novel, The Killing Joke. Baker was apparently asked to recite several lines from the graphic novel during his audition, but has not used them since. So bear in mind that what you’re watching above is unrehearsed. I mean, he even had to look for the words again.
But that delivery…spine chilling. I think it’s safe to say that the passing of the Joker cane from Mark Hamill to Troy Baker has paid off, and fans can rest easy knowing that the Clown Prince of Crime will be just as incredible in Origins as in past Arkham game. Take a bow Baker.