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Batman: Arkham Origins trailer contains gratuitous henchman violence

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Do henchmen get medical insurance? If not, I just can't see it being a viable career path. Sure, it's fine as you go about the day-to-day business of thuggery and robbing - that's the bread and butter stuff. But eventually Batman is going to come and pound your face into mush and, judging by this trailer - the full version of Thursday's brief teaser - you're in for some hefty medical bills.

It's not just anonymous face crushing: we also get a big CGI fight between Batman and Deathstroke.

Bats is back: Kevin Conroy returns for Batman: Arkham Origins [Updated]

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Update 2: In a now deleted tweet (captured by Reddit), Kevin Conroy said, "Confusion in Dallas! I am in new ARKHAM GAME coming soon, NOT ARKHAM ORIGINS coming this fall."

Update 1: In a statement to IGN, Warner Bros say, "Roger Craig Smith is confirmed as the voice of Batman and Troy Baker is confirmed as the voice of The Joker in Batman: Arkham Origins."

In which case, Conroy's part in the game is still unannounced. What we do know is that Arkham Origins is a series prequel, meaning Conroy could be returning as the older incarnation of Batman in some capacity. Until an official announcement is made, though, the nature of his involvement is speculation.

Original: Kevin Conroy has announced that he'll be reprising the role of Batman [Update: involved in some unknown capacity] in Arkham Origins. While the actor had played the role in both previous Arkhams, as well as various animated incarnations, it had been reported that Warner Brothers had dropped him for the impending prequel. Conroy confirmed his involvement at the Dallas Comic Con; the rumour of his departure presumably started by some joker... Or, perhaps, the Joker...