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Japanese Batman: Arkham Knight is the BEST Batman: Arkham Knight

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While Darryn is the most vocal about his love of Batman and his excitement for the new Batman game, we’re all incredibly amped for it. But we’re not the only ones, of course. People around the world are excited to jump into the Batmobile and we don’t have long to wait. For the first time ever, Japan’s version of the game has been fully localized with original voice actors to boot. The result is something that is uniquely epic.

Not only are they getting voice actors, they’re the same actors that were used for the local versions of the latest Dark Knight movies. Batman: Arkham Knight will be a PS4 exclusive in Japan, but that doesn’t mean they’re skimping on the budget by any stretch of the imagination. Here is the first fully Japanese trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight:

Yes, it is the Gotham is Mine trailer released a couple weeks ago. I actually think this sounds incredible. I’m in love with the voice acting and somehow hearing it all in Japanese makes it seem like an incredibly dark Seinen anime. Thinking about it, even the rogues are bizarre enough to fit perfectly into a dark anime.

It’s great to see Batman: Arkham Knight getting such lavish treatment for its release in the land of the Rising Sun. It’s something of a luxury for those from English-speaking countries – we never really play games in other languages. It’s great to see Japan getting their own version of the game, and without some cheap or ham-handed acting talent filling those shoes. I almost wish that I could understand Japanese well enough to play in this version – that would certainly mix things up.

Last Updated: March 11, 2015


  1. Viking Of Science

    March 11, 2015 at 15:04

    @disqus_3ihQj32EWp:disqus, Usually, western games, localised in japanese have english subtitle options… and the PS4 isn’t region locked… πŸ™‚


    • Her Highness the Hipster

      March 11, 2015 at 15:11

      plan. made.


      • Viking Of Science

        March 11, 2015 at 15:44

        just make sure that this localisation has that subtitle option… πŸ™‚


  2. Avi

    March 11, 2015 at 15:07

    My copy of Dark Souls was a Chinese version never understood the writing, just followed the pictures and finished the game that way


    • SargonTheBatpandaOfAkkad

      March 11, 2015 at 15:19

      That’s how @ToshZA:disqus gets through just about every single game he plays. πŸ™‚


  3. Hammersteyn

    March 11, 2015 at 15:14

    Everything is better in Japanese


    • Sir GIF Sexy

      March 11, 2015 at 15:23

      Except the porn. #TentaNo


      • Erodez

        March 12, 2015 at 02:46

        What about Hentai xD


  4. SargonTheBatpandaOfAkkad

    March 11, 2015 at 15:17

    Japanese Batman still sounds significantly more hardcore than Christian Bale Batman.


  5. SargonTheBatpandaOfAkkad

    March 11, 2015 at 15:19

    The English voice acting is honestly too good to pass up. As much as love anime, I could never play this is anything other than English.


  6. Deceased

    March 11, 2015 at 15:27

    All I could think of whilst watching the footage was – “Man, can’t wait to go watch some One Piece”

    Also … BatmAnime?


  7. Nahuel Graziani

    March 11, 2015 at 15:31




  8. Galbedir

    March 11, 2015 at 15:58

    Japanese has so much more emotion and feeling in their language. Wish I could understand what they were saying, I’d play everything in Japanese.



    March 11, 2015 at 17:48

    Amazing πŸ™‚


    • Erodez

      March 12, 2015 at 02:47

      Indeed xD


  10. Ghost In The Rift

    March 11, 2015 at 22:18

    *where is she* in Japanese?!?!:

    Common i wanna hear it!!


    • Bordon

      March 20, 2015 at 00:52

  11. Erodez

    March 12, 2015 at 02:46

    I think, we can all agree that anything
    made Japanese is better, xD


    • Fucking Wapanese

      March 13, 2015 at 10:57

      Are you fucking retarded or something?… You idiots are saying that this shit sounds better than the English version?.. your saying the japanese voice actor is better than Kevin Conroy? Whatever y’all are smoking i want some of that


      • Erodez

        March 13, 2015 at 18:04

        Yes, I am japanese, of course everything
        japanese is better for me =]


        • Fucking Wapanese

          March 15, 2015 at 18:45

          Not for you mate, i respect you being japanese. It’s the retards who think the Japanese VA for Batman is better than Kevin Conroy. Soon we will have people saying that some Japanese guy is better than Mark Hamill


  12. Danial Younus

    March 12, 2015 at 23:05

    what the hell japanese batman arkham knight is the same what kind of shit is this the american version sounds more intense this sounds like a japanses girl vomiting and talking at the same time


    • Fucking Wapanese

      March 16, 2015 at 21:44

      Couldn’t have said it any better myself


  13. Lyle Norgan

    March 13, 2015 at 10:38

  14. BN

    March 24, 2015 at 21:35

    I’m japanease fan but this localised is sucks. I really want to Kevin Conroy Batman and All japanease fan want to KEVIN CONROY. We don’t wanna japanease voice batman.Please help us.This site sign it.http://chn.ge/1H8I51j


  15. Tong Chang

    March 25, 2015 at 07:35

    They should have a Japanese guy play the next batman



  16. God Hand

    March 30, 2015 at 08:09

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