Batman: Arkham Asylum News for Xbox 360

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Mark Hamill, aka Luke Skywalker, will play the voice of psychotic bad guy The Joker in upcoming Batman game Arkham Asylum, co-publisher Eidos has confirmed.

Hamill reprises his role from The Animated Series, as does Kevin Conroy, who's set to lend his vocal chords to the gruff tones of Batman himself.

Developed by London-based developer Rocksteady Studios, the brains behind 2006's PS2 and Xbox title Urban Chaos: Riot Response, Arkham Asylum features an original story plucked from the mind of Animated Series writer Paul Dini, and looks like it could be really rather good. We're promised a "Gothic, moody and extraordinarily detailed setting" and a "unique, dark and atmospheric adventure". Nice.

Batman: Arkham Asylum is due out summer next year on Xbox 360, PlayStation3, and PC.

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JJBro1

obviously Wido doesn't know mark hamill voiced the joker in the cartoons.
Posted 18:37 on 31 December 2008
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JediKnight

Except for the Heath's rendition, Hamill's has been my favorite Joker for over a decade.
He adds that perfect combination of lunacy, comedy and insanity...his dialogues with Conroy were legendary.
Posted 04:08 on 27 December 2008
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pblive

Yes, not sure what everyone is complaining about. Didn't you lot see the animated series (the original one) with Conroy and Hamill doing a fantastic job of Batman and The Joker respectively.

I couldn't ask for a better team up than the best Batman voice actors so far.
Posted 10:03 on 23 December 2008
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I think Hamill does a great Joker in the animated series, its no Nicholson or Ledger, but he only needs to give a good voice for it. cant wait for it to come out!!
Posted 10:02 on 23 December 2008
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Wido

True, but it would be tonnes better than having Luke Skywalker 'Nooooooooooo'
Posted 11:33 on 22 December 2008
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dav2612@ Wido

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Why couldn't they have Jack Nicholson

I imagine the fee involved would be slightly different for Jack.
Posted 11:31 on 22 December 2008
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Wido

Wes I think you missed the K in Skywalker mate? :)

So they have the Star Wars reject to frame, as Harrison Ford stole it all. (I watched the program on where Justin Lee Colins trys to bring back the orignial cast of Star Wars).

I'm quite suprised to see Mark Hamill to do the voice of the joker, as there is other people who can easily play the part. Why couldn't they have Jack Nicholson, common sense really.
Posted 11:28 on 22 December 2008

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