Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy dies

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Today brought devastating news for gamers and the comics community at large, when it was announced that the beloved actor Kevin Conroywhom most people recognize as the unmistakable voice of the Caped Crusader, has passed away at the age of 66.

As we mourn the passing of one of the most talented people in entertainment, the industry is moving forward with a series of highly anticipated sequels, such as Baldur’s Gate 3, which will finally have a definite release date in December. Remedy Entertainment has also confirmed that command 2 is a thing, so fans of Jesse Faden can rejoice knowing their reality-bending heroine is making a comeback.

This is your daily roundup of news and developments from the gaming world.

God of War Thor is the definitive Thor, the Internet decides

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These days, most people immediately think of Chris Hemsworth when mentioning the Norse deity associated with thunder, but with the release of god of war ragnarok, we’re getting another version of Thor, which is much more accurate this time. The Norse pantheon is almost ready to kill when it comes to Kratos, and one of them is the God of Thunder, though he’s not the wisecracking, easygoing version you know and love from the MCU.

Despite spending only a few hours with the character, the internet has deemed the game version worthy of wielding Mjolnir and possessing the power of Thor. I’m sorry, Chris, but you shouldn’t have disposed of Dad’s body.

The world of comics says goodbye to Kevin Conroy

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He only got the chance to play Bruce Wayne in live action once, but no one would say that he is the best Batman in the long list of actors and actors who have ever played the Dark Knight. Best known for his role as the World’s Greatest Detective in animated shows, movies, and even video games: Rocksteady’s Arkham trilogy: Conroy was the iconic voice of Batman for three decades. And now, with his passing, the entire comedy community has said goodbye to Conroy with many words of praise and emotion.

Mark Hamill, who acted alongside him countless times as the Clown Prince of Crime, wrote: “Kevin was perfection. He was the ideal partner: it was such a complementary creative experience. Couldn’t have done it without him. He will always be my Batman.” We could not agree more.

Gears of war fans really want to see Dave Bautista as Marcus Fenix

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Gears of war

Dave Bautista is casting himself once again as the perfect candidate to play Marcus Fenix ​​now that Netflix has confirmed work on the live-action adaptation is still a thing. The MCU alum had previously cosplayed as the Gears of war leading man, and now that fans have seen him in costume again, they want the streaming giant to offer him the role. And hey, if you have someone else lined up to play Marcus, you can always cast Bautista as one of the members of his squad. The man was really born to play a COG, so why fight her?

Remedy officially confirms command 2 is in development

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As Sam Lake’s next quirky project, Control was a serious contender for Game of the Year in 2019, and it looks like the game’s commercial success is allowing Jesse’s journey to continue with a sequel. Remedy Entertainment has partnered with 505 Games to develop this ambitious follow-up, which is currently in the conceptualization phase. command 2 It will be developed from the ground up for next-gen consoles, with 505 handling the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X ports, while Remedy will prep the PC version.

It is also stated that the development budget for command 2 it sits at around $50 million, and 505 is splitting the marketing costs and taking half the revenue, though Remedy still retains the intellectual property rights.

Baldur’s Gate 3 still out in 2023, release date to be announced in december

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Larian, arguably the most acclaimed RPG developer in recent memory thanks to the two Divinity games— is headlining the next game in the baldur’s game franchise. The title has been available through Early Access for quite some time, but the studio still needs some time to smooth out the rough edges. Fortunately, Larian has just announced that Baldur’s Gate 3 It’s still scheduled for release in 2023, with the exact date to be announced in December, so stay tuned.

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