One the many games presenting their wares this year in San Diego is the next installment of the Batman: Arkham franchise, Batman: Arkham Origins. It’s the first of the Arkham games not coming from Rocksteady, it’s without a story from Paul Dini, and won’t include Kevin Conroy or Mark Hamill reprising their iconic roles. But none of this has hindered fans’ excitement, most of who are just itching for a chance to play in Gotham as an earlier, rookie Batman.

On the panel were WB Games Montréal‘s Eric Holmes, Mark Pocini, actors Roger Craig Smith (Batman), and Troy Baker (Joker). Oh! And this guy, Jeff somebody… oh, crap what was his name? Oh yeah! Geoff Johns. You DC fans *might* be familiar with his work.

Johns spoke on how much enjoys the depth and scope given to these characters in the Arkham games. He also hinted about games only getting “bigger and better,” but of course, he couldn’t reveal in any detail what he was talking about. Craig Smith, the new voice of Batman, recognizes he’s got some big shoes to fill, but is confidant in his Batman voice,

If only these tweets were auditory.

The new Joker, Troy Baker, is no stranger to voicing video game characters as he’s done voice work for both The Last of Us and Bioshock Infinite, but he’s very aware of the iconic nature of this role,

For more on the Batman: Arkham Origins panel, check out DC Comics’ official recap. But first! You want to see the newest trailer featuring Origins‘ take on the assassin, Copperhead? Of course you do, hit the jump!

Damn! Does she have some moves, or what!? How’s Batman: Arkham Origins looking to you? Are you pre-ordering now so you’ll have the game once it releases later this year on October 25th?

Sources: DC Comics, Kotaku

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