Deathstroke to be playable character in Batman: Arkham Origins DLC

An Amazon listing for Warner Bros’ upcoming game Batman: Arkham Origins has revealed that the game will feature an extra playable character as DLC. Pre-ordering the game from Amazon will let you play the game as its primary antagonist Deathstroke. Deathstroke is just mentioned, however, and there is no detail about how he will play as a character or even if he will get separate missions for himself.

It was also recently revealed that fan-favourite Kevin Conroy will be reprising his role as the Batman. This comes as a pleasant surprise, especially because earlier, the voice actor was going to be a different one. Kevin Conroy has been the definitive voice of Batman ever since Batman: The Animated Series made its TV debut in the early 90s.

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Kevin Conroy will reprise his role as the dark knight


Details about the game were revealed back in April. Since it will feature a younger Batman, he won’t be as adept at what he does as the Batman from the previous Batman: Arkham games. Senior Producer Ben Mattes tells GameMasters UK, "The Batman of Arkham City is Batman 5.0. He will punch out a guy without looking at him knowing exactly how many teeth he’s just fractured just from the feeling from his knuckles. Our Batman is version 0.9."

The boss fights will be much more varied this time. Every boss is set to be a new experience altogether. This was the major complaint that Batman: Arkham Asylum received and which was somewhat remedied in the sequel Arkham City. The boss fights in Arkham Origins are said to be modelled after the Freeze boss fight from Arkham City, which is widely regarded as the best boss fight in the game.

Batman as a character is going to be much scarier than his previous game incarnations. Enemies will be scared of him and will contemplate whether he is even a human. Needless to say, this can be used in gameplay by scaring thugs.

Published Date: May 20, 2013 12:07 PM | Updated Date: May 20, 2013 12:07 PM