Eric Johnson replaces Michael Ironside as Sam Fisher. Kiefer Sutherland takes over David Hayter as Snake. Gaming legacies are swapping out their iconic voice actors and these two are not alone, with the upcoming Batman: Arkham Origins doing just the same.
Mark Hamil has been famously voicing the Joker since the early ‘90s, but in Arkham Origins it’ll be Troy Baker in the sound booth instead. You may recognize Baker for his recent roles as Joel in The Last of Us and Booker DeWitt in BioShock Infinite, both of which have been performed admirably. However, the Joker is in an entirely different ballpark from grizzled male protagonists, so here’s a panel from New York Comic Con that eases our collective fears.
I think that settles it, then.
Batman: Arkham Origins is set to release later this month for the PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and the Wii U.