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Mark Hamill has been playing the Joker's voice for more than a decade, but he recently retired his take on the character. For Batman: Arkham Origins, Troy Baker has stepped in to fill the clown's shoes, and he offered a taste of his Joker at New York Comic Con.
The clip below is from a panel covering the development of Batman: Arkham Origins. They talk about bringing Baker on board to play the Joker in the game, and he reads a monologue from Alan Moore's comic, The Killing Joke.
Troy Baker has been a hugely prolific video game voice actor this year playing the roles of Booker in Bioshock Infinite and Joel in The Last of Us, and many others. Batman: Arkham Origins is coming to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and PC on October 25.
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Wow. After that I wouldn't mind seeing him take on any and all future roles of the Joker. That was impressive.
It looks like someone's waving around Yuna's staff there at the end.
wow he does a good job for the new joker
I was already pretty pumped about Baker's inclusion in the Arkham Origins cast but now I'm completely sold. The guy has an astronomical amount of talent and I have no doubt he'll do The Joker justice.
Wow. He can even do the Hamill laugh. He's crazy good!
Such a talented Actor.
I was extremely surprised that he was announced as the Joker, but I knew they had to have picked him for a reason. And with that monologue...WOW, it's pretty obvious why. Troy Baker is an amazing voice actor, and he was a charming guy when I met him at an anime convention in the past. He definitely deserves the work/parts he's been getting.