Sad Gaming News is Sad

Sad ClockWell, in the last 24 hours, there are two kind of sad pieces of gaming information that have come across the Intertubes. Not like, cry-your-eyes-out sad, but not happy nonetheless.

The first comes from Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker himself, concerning his voicing of the Joker. He has reportedly said that Batman: Arkham Asylum 2 will be the last time he ever voices the character, which is pretty crazy. I think the guy probably has the best Joker voice out of any of the movies or animated series out there, so it’s a bit melancholy to hear that he’s hanging up the spurs. Or the clown shoes. I suppose that means no Joker in B:AA 3?

The second pieces of news makes my heart hurt a little. You all know of my great love for Beyond Good and Evil, last gen’s Zelda-esque sci fi/fantasy adventure by Ubisoft. For years now, the sequel has been in development, but besides a brief teaser trailer, we’ve had no news of the game. Well, there seems to be a bit of a reason for that, as creator Michael Ancel has parted ways with Ubisoft. The future of the game is now in doubt.

So what do you guys think about these items? Who else needs a hanky?

Source- IGN and NeoGAF

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4 thoughts on “Sad Gaming News is Sad”

  1. Always wanted to play Beyond Good and Evil; I must have held a used copy in my hand about a dozen times back when they could be found everywhere. Wish I would have taken the plunge.

    As for the Joker, isn’t the rumor mill buzzing that he’s going to die in Arkham Asylum 2? The article I read said that Hamill didn’t even want to do Arkham 1, but he agreed when he learned who the writer would be and that Kevin Conroy would be voicing Batman.

    I can see why he’s ready to be done with the Joker, though. He has been playing that role for almost 20 years, after all.

  2. I’ve been meaning to play BGaE for so long since playing The Longest Journey 1&2. I hope they can figure something out, I know a lot of people waiting for the second game.

  3. It would be pretty crappy to see BGaE 2 fall by the wayside, though it’s been in the works so long I’ve been half expecting it. The first one was so surprisingly awesome. Sadface.

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