By John Young
July 21, 2011 at 11:00 PM EDT
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EW can exclusively confirm that Stana Katic, best known for playing Detective Kate Beckett on ABC’s Castle, will voice the character of Talia al Ghul in the upcoming video game Batman: Arkham City, the follow-up to 2009’s much-beloved Batman: Arkham Asylum. There’s no word yet on how Talia will figure into the game’s storyline. In the comics, Talia is the frequently conflicted daughter of Ra’s al Ghul, one of Batman’s archenemies. In spite of this, Talia is often a love interest for the Dark Knight. The two even get married at one point, with Talia giving birth to Batman’s son, Damian Wayne. Check out an exclusive photo of the character below: 

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Whether any of these subplots figure into Batman: Arkham City is unknown, but color me intrigued. The game, which was one of EW’s favorite games at E3 this year, allows you to play as both Batman and Catwoman, and is set in Arkham City, the heavily fortified prison within Gotham that houses many of the Caped Crusader’s most notorious adversaries. Katic’s involvement in the game will be announced later today at a Comic-Con panel for Batman: Arkham City, which hits stores Oct. 18 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

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