See Kevin Conroy’s Final Appearance As Batman
Besides announcing Elden Ring as the Game of the Year, The Game Awards 2022 also featured a trailer for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, announcing the appearance of Batman — voiced by none other than the legendary Kevin Conroy. Conroy, who died last month, came to prominence after voicing the Caped Crusader in Batman: The Animated Series and has continued to lend his voice to the Bat through some of his most iconic outings — including the best Batman game that came to Nintendo Switch.
According to Movie Web, Rocksteady Games, the same studio that made the legendary Arkham gaming series, has confirmed that Kevin Conroy is voicing the Dark Knight in their upcoming game, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. Unfortunately, the actor passed away last month, leaving fans wondering whether they’ll ever hear his voice again. Luckily, it was revealed that Conroy would voice Batman in the upcoming game, which finally got its release date — Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is scheduled to release on May 26, 2023.
Developed by the acclaimed Rocksteady Studio and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment — whose Gotham Knights has just received a DLC —Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is described as the genre-bending action-adventure in the open-world setting of modern-day Metropolis. According to the developer, the game will let players take one of four anti-heroes in a co-op action play, with the option to switch to unused characters helmed by the AI — in case you’re missing a live team member.
Players would be given the opportunity to play as any of the four possible heroes — including Harley Quinn, King Shark, Deadshot, and Boomerang — and switch between them at a whim. If you’re playing single, without anyone to assume control of your in-game squad mates, the AI will do that job for you. The good news is that the game drops players into the same in-game universe established by the Batman Arkham gaming series. However, we have to wonder about the chronology of the events, considering that Batman is making an appearance in the new game.
Two things are possible here: Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is either happening before Arkham Knight, or the Bat faked his own death in Arkham Knight; in which case Kevin Conroy’s Batman didn’t presumably end his life in the Knightfall protocol, answering one of the best cliffhangers in the gaming community. Considering that Harley called him Bruce in the trailer, it’s entirely possible that we’re discussing the latter, but it’s too soon to say anything for sure.
According to the fandom, Kevin Conroy is the definitive Batman thanks to a career that spanned decades, during which he voiced the Caped Crusader across animated series, movies, and several gaming releases. He provided vocals throughout the critically acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series, The New Batman Adventures, and Batman Beyond, in which he voices an older, retired version of the character. These are just some of the outings in which he voiced the iconic DC character. He will remain forever remembered as the Batman of our childhood and, quite possibly, the best iteration of Batman in gaming.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is scheduled to release as a multi-platform game for current-gen hardware and PC on May 26, 2023.