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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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Am I the only one who noticed Miroku's staff from Inuyasha in the audience . . . .
Nice job, Troy Baker! I was hoping Baker would be making his own unique Joker voice, but this seems to be fine since he wants it to be a homage to Hamill. Besides, the world could always use a man who could recreate Hamill's Joker.
At first when Troy Baker refused so many times to do his Joker impression I was nervous, however hearing this not only gave me chills but put all my worries to rest. I know it's early, but this HAS to be considered for Game of the Year.
VERY VERY good replacement for Mr. Hammil. I'll miss the classic Joker, the one I grew up with, but My Baker does an excellent job!