“You better not be joking…”
Kevin Conroy, the voice actor for Batman in Arkham Asylum, revealed details for Arkham Asylum 2 at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, saying that the game should be out by Christmas this year.
“We just recorded the primary tracks two weeks ago. But now it goes to the artist. I know we’re doing a second batch of recording in August, so I think probably they are hoping to have it out by Christmas. That’s really… I don’t know, probably closer to spring.”
Rocksteady is working on the sequel to one of 2009’s best games, according to many people, and it was said late last year all ready that a 2010 release date might be in the cards.
Also, two actors have been revealed to be playing characters in the game. Stana Katic will be taking the role of Talia al Ghul,
“Just recorded a character voice on the next Batman video game. Never did that before. Helpful hint: plenty of water and pineapple slices.”
“For those who were asking: I’m voicing Talia al Ghul, the daughter of Ra al Ghul”
These tweets have since been removed, prompting some to think that she wasn’t meant to reveal this information.
And the character Two-Face, or Harvey Dent, will be in the title as well. A possible candidate for this role is Bruce Greenwood, though unconfirmed. Vincent Martella will star as Robin, Batman’s sidekick.
Maurice LaMarche is going to play Mr. Freeze. He revealed this in an interview with Geekcastradio.
“Video games is hard work, I’ll say that. I’ve only done a handful, and I’m very lucky right now, I’m about to go in and do Mr. Freeze for Arkham Asylum 2.”
“To tell you the truth, I think, contractually, I can’t. I’ve got to keep it under wraps. Yeah, he’s out for blood right now because, err… I can’t tell you the situation but he’s actually somewhat a sympathetic character within the framework of the game.”
Arkham Asylum 2 out before Christmas? [TVGB]
Mr. Freeze and Talia Confirmed for Arkham Asylum 2 [1UP]