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Batman: Arkham Origins' New Joker Showcases His Voice

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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  • Loved him as Joel from The Last of Us so I looked into the actor for him... Brooker DeWitt from Bioshock Male Voice 1 from Saints Row 3 & 4 Delsin in the upcoming inFAMOUS: Second Son And Joker in the upcoming Batman: Arkham Origins He is a really talented man and his range of different voices is unparalleled!
  • Lol, that one chick yelling DO IT!

  • Really great casting choice, not just because Troy can mimic Mark's Joker, but because Troy seemed genuinely mentally unhinged and insane when he did the monologue.

  • I bet Mark Hamill is sitting at home saying "Thank God, they'll pester Baker for Joker Roles now"

  • Troy Baker is by far best male voice actor.

  • Troy Baker is by far best male voice actor.

  • This guy is making a name for himself!

  • Great job! I approve.

  • great job

  • I think Baker might be better then Hamill
  • While there's no doubt Mr. Baker is very talented, I couldn't help but feel that this was just a really good Hamill Joker impersonation. Hamill's Joker is a classic but personally, I would have liked to see a different spin on it. But then I imagine most people would freak out. Everyone loves the familiar.
  • If he can get the laugh to be a little less forced, the he will be a damn good joker. After this game, I would also like to see him try a different spin on the voice.

  • I think he does an excellent job. I don't think he sounds as good as Mark Hamill, but he's still really good.

  • Wow.  Sounds amazing.  I don't think anyone will beat Mark at this, but still great.

  • Awesome Joker voice, Troy has easily got to be the most talented actor in gaming..

  • Troy Baker you are a daggum phenom. He is beyond the most talented male voice actor I have ever heard. I can't wait to hear more & more of his voice work in the future!

  • Everybody is saying that Hamill WAS the only person who could do Joker and that finding a replacement would be an exercise in futility. Nobody here seems to remember John DiMaggio.
  • Only a week left until this game comes out!!!! HOLY CRAP WHERES THE DEMO?!?! WHERE IS IT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!
  • This guy does a very good Joker voice. I think he's the perfect fit for the character.