We said this weekend that Kevin Conroy, the voice behind Batman in the previous two Arkham games, would be doing work on Arkham Origins after all, when prior news said they were getting another voice actor for the role. It was an assumption on my part (and every other journalist that ran the story) based on his appearance at the Dallas Comic-Con where he stated he had been hard at work for the last nine or ten months on "the next Arkham" game.
Well, this morning as the new trailer launched for Arkham Origins (you should check that out by the way, if you haven't yet) Warner Brothers announced that Roger Craig Smith would be voicing Batman for the game. This is where the confusion really started, since we heard straight from Conroy that he had been working on the game. It was speculated that perhaps he was working on part of the voice-work since the game is an origin story, maybe a future version of Batman before a flash-back? Yet, nine to ten months of work seemed quite the stretch for a smaller role.
Kevin Conroy took to (his confirmed) twitter today to attempt to clear up the confusion, stating that he was talking about the next Arkham game after Batman: Arkham Origins. A game he wasn't supposed to be talking about at all since it hasn't been announced yet, and wasn't going to be for some time.
Conroy has since deleted the tweet, but thanks to batman-news we have a screen shot, as well as this clarification on the issue. Perhaps the non-disclosure agreement was ending for Arkham Origins and led to Conroy's confusion in thinking he could talk about the next game, or perhaps it's an elaborate ploy to surprise fans about his work in the current game. At this point, I'm as confused as the next guy and will just take him at his (now deleted) word, which means I suppose we have another Arkham game to look forward to after Origins.