Want To See What Robin Looks Like In Batman: Arkham City?

By Ishaan . June 20, 2011 . 5:00pm


Unsurprisingly, Batman: Arkham City is going to have store-exclusive pre-order incentives. Today, we know what at least two of these are going to be, both related to the game’s challenge maps. The first is for Best Buy.


If you pre-order Arkham City at Best Buy, you’ll get access to Robin as a playable character in the challenge maps. He’ll come with his own set of gadgets and special moves. In addition to Robin, you’ll get a Red Robin skin, and two additional challenge maps — Black Mask Hideout and Freight Train Escape.


Meanwhile, Gamestop are offering an exclusive Joker’s Carnival challenge map, pictured below:


In case you missed the announcement, Catwoman will be a playable character in Arkham City’s challenge maps, too. However, Catwoman also ties into the game’s main story and will be playable in certain sections of that as well. You can watch her character trailer in this older post.

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  • puchinri

    It figures he would be playable in some way (and it’s a smart move). That design though…

    Looks more like Roy but like they tried to mix him with all the Robin’s.

  • badass

    • Guest

      buzz cut and meany face = auto badass these days

      • Scrooge_McDuck

        Nah, Tim Drake makes it auto-badass. Appearance is just extra flavor.

        • Guest

          What if he looked like Drake?

  • DanteJones

    Cole? What are you doing in a Batman game?

    • jello44

      Exactly what I was thinking.

    • Apollonis

      Cole, or the apprentice from Force Unleashed, or a somewhat younger Sheppard, or the protagonists from Resistance or Dead Space or…

      …was what I thought when I saw it.  Then again, I don’t know anything about superhero comics.

      • DanteJones

        Haha yeah, the apprentice and Cole were the first ones that popped up for me. XD

      • Guest

        Every western developed character not named Nathan Drake looks like Cole these days…

  • Apollonis

    Buzz cut because video games?  

  • Suicunesol

    Nothing says badass like a buzz cut. >_>

  • TomSkylark

    Er. Is he going to stay tremendously pasty except for the “R,” or can we safely assume that’s just for ultra-dramatic b&w reveal artwork? Homeboy should get out of the Batcave once in a while, maybe sap up some Vitamin D–no wonder he’s so gloomy.

  • That is the coolest Robin I have ever laid eyes on.

  • Wow… they somehow managed to make wonderboy Robin look not like a flamer in tights.  Bad. Ass.

  • Did batman got robin from da street’s life?

  • Duuude. Robin is BADASS.

  • Reminds me of Robin from Batman Forever, with slightly less hair.


  • Batman: The Force Unleashed.

  • Barrit

    I was expecting to laugh when I clicked on the article, but he looks pretty damn awesome!

  • heartless141

    so no metal nipples?!

  • Aoshi00

    Look cool.. too bad they never sell these store-exclusives as DLCs afterwards.. I didn’t get Enslaved from Best Buy and really wanted the Trip robot skin..  I’ve played Arkham Asylum twice and still couldn’t gather all the Amadeus messages :(…  Wonder if Robin would eventually turn up in a Nolan movie..

    • Exkaiser

      You can explore the island after you beat the final boss to collect the rest of the riddler challenges- it’s what I did.

      • Aoshi00

        I did, I got all the floating question marks on the map… I must’ve missed the final map or something showing the rest of the question marks.. I’m missing like 10 Riddler challenges.. and 3 Amadeus writing.. the hard thing is I don’t remember which 3 I’m missing because the messages just unlocked in order no matter which one you found first, so all I know is I’m missing like 3 out of the 40, but not like msg 3, msg 9, msg 20 for example.. and there’s no more questions marks left..

        • Don’t the question marks show up on the map though? That’s how I found them all… the last few took a little searching (and a little help from Gamefaqs), but having them on the map helped me narrow it down.

          • Aoshi00

            Nah, I’ve pulled up the maps and zoomed all the areas and no more floating question marks, maybe I’m missing one map to display them or something.. I tried solving as many riddles along the away as I could on my 2nd playthru and I can’t believe I still miss it.. heard you get something cool after getting all the Amadeus messages.. like his ghost comes out or something..

  • KeyCross

    Batman, if you wanted a sidekick with electric powers you could have hired Static, you know?

    • puchinri

      That would be awesome…

  • Game obviously needs to be more ‘dark’ and ‘edgey’ to attract this generations kids

  • Too badass, and not the Robin I knew and loved.

    You know, that Robin that was the leader of the Teen Titans, had a vivid colour scheme, sported a slick do, and spouted retro puns. Okay, pun-spouting Robin was different from Teen Titan Robin, but my point remains; Robin doesn’t look like himself. He doesn’t really look like he’s Batman’s number 2. His badassery scales could even rival Batman’s.

    If you’re going to wear a badass costume like that, you should be called something else. Like Crow or Eagle, or some carnivorous bird.

    • puchinri

      Which Robin is that? Dick or Tim? ouo;
      But no, he doesn’t look like any Robin (but Jason Todd is more badass than this guy!).

  • BelmontHeir

    …Marshall Mathers?

  • Selaphiel

    Okay, this sucks and all, but which Robin is this supposed to be? I assume Tim Drake because of the Red Robin skin…

  • Apache_Chief

    So where do you pre-order it from if you want the entire game?

    • Croix

      Amazon and then shell out for DLC.

    • Exkaiser

      You don’t preorder it from anywhere. You just buy the game.

  • Looks like The Apprentice from Star Wars Force Unleased.
    Or Airbender = =
    “Red Robin skin” Okay.

  • banballow

    Robin: I want to help you fight crime.
    Batman: Why?
    Robin: They killed my family.
    Batman: Revenge won’t bring them back.
    Robin: They also stole all of my pigmentation.
    Batman: Bastards… suit up my young albino apprentice!

    • Mister_Nep

      Those villains! Evil knows no limits.

  • evilkaz

    he kinda looks like he just escaped prison…

    • Code

      Well that’d explain where he’s been lately opo;

  • That Red “R” on his chest is throwing me off completely.  Robin’s supposed to have a red breast and that just doesn’t work.  Red lettering on a red shirt.  It is annoying me more than the fact that they made the cool looking robin bald.

  • Scallion

    I’m more concerned about this unnecessary preorder crap than his silly buzzcut.

  • Damn you Best Buy. For once, you have the better incentive…

  • Xeahnort

    Who the hell is Robin?  XD

  • Starkiller is the new Robin.

  • Crimson_Cloud

    Doesn’t click well with me. Why do you have to have an army-man look to be a badass. And making a character look more serious doesn’t make a game more darker. But more importantly, a Cole’s lost brother? ;)

  • gumby_trucker

    I don’t know…
    Maybe they just forgot to texture him :-D

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