Choose your favorite Robin! Three costumes revealed for Batman: Arkham City sidekick

Who knew the controversy over Robin and Batman: Arkham City would focus not on the divisive character’s mere inclusion in the game, but on his appearance? Fans didn’t seem to mind that the tights-clad, potentially silly sidekick would join the gritty franchise, just that he looked too much like the generic buzz cut hero of InFamous.

Now, with the reveal of two more Robin costumes, even that concern has been addressed. You can play as the hooded Standard Robin, the older Red Robin or the classic red-and-green Robin from The Animated Series.

All three costumes are playable in the game’s challenge modes, though it’s currently unclear whether all three are a part of Best Buy’s Robin pre-order bonus in the US (the image above was spotted by on the German version of Amazon).

One last, possible fun fact: the main Robin in Arkham City has been confirmed by Rocksteady as Tim Drake, but the Animated Series Robin is Dick Grayson and the mantle of Red Robin was once held by Jason Todd. So in addition to choosing your favorite Boy Wonder costume, you can choose your favorite Boy Wonder, period. 

Well, which will it be?

Aug 22, 2011


  • Marz - August 25, 2011 5:10 a.m.

    Oh my god red robin lol! Kingdom Come was the best comic and i will so very much enjoy playing as him in Arkham City!
  • soranamineforever - August 23, 2011 7:58 p.m.

    Bleh, if Arkham Asylum is anything to go by, the Challenge Map characters play exactly like Batman himself. I'm really uninterested until they show off what Robin can do that the Bat can't.
  • TheMonarch - August 23, 2011 7:15 p.m.

    All this preorder stuff is confusing, Just tell me what is where and I'll go buy. I also don't like the fact that all of these skins are in the game but are going to be spread around to different retailers. Whatever happened to out of game bonuses. I liked those better. How bout an art book or soundtrack? This way I don't feel like I'm missing part of my game.
  • PolarBearsInHeat - August 23, 2011 11:38 a.m.

    Gamesradar looks awesome guys, sweet update
  • 04whim - August 23, 2011 10:46 a.m.

    Robin>Red Robin>Animated Robin... Though I may use the animated Robin to pretend I'm Eminem in the video to Without Me.
  • KishouTenpi - August 23, 2011 9:34 a.m.

    Animated Robin's colour scheme is too bright, it seems out of place! (This is my thrid attempt at beating the captcha)
  • KishouTenpi - August 23, 2011 9:33 a.m.

    The animated Robin's colour scheme is too bright, it looks out of place....
  • KishouTenpi - August 23, 2011 9:32 a.m.

    The animated one's colour scheme seems too bright and out of place
  • Plasmahead321 - August 23, 2011 8:47 a.m.

    Oh Dear It Seems My Idiotic Computer Has Posted The Same Comment 3 Times >:I
  • Plasmahead321 - August 23, 2011 8:41 a.m.

    As much as i love the original/animated robin on the right i have to say that the middle one is quickly becoming my favourite and most Badass Robin :D
  • Plasmahead321 - August 23, 2011 8:38 a.m.

    As Much As I Usually Prefer The Original And Generic Robin On The Right I Have To Say That The Middle One Is Quickly Becoming My Favourite Robin :D
  • tobias-betts - August 23, 2011 2:23 a.m.

    The middle one looks like a gay Ezio
  • batmanboy11 - August 22, 2011 9:40 p.m.

    They're pretty good lookin'
  • spencertucksen - August 22, 2011 9:02 p.m.

    Based off of this, I am forced to hope that there will be different skins for Catwoman. Also, I'm REALLY wanting a Nightwing costume, so with any luck, there will be some way for that to work out.
  • Druupwnz - August 22, 2011 8:37 p.m.

    I'd love to see a Nightwing costume in here, but otherwise I'm alright with the standard that they've selected for the character.
  • SillyPigeon - August 22, 2011 7:15 p.m.

    Soooooo does this mean there'll be different skins for Catwoman as well?
  • SillyPigeon - August 22, 2011 7:14 p.m.

    SOOOOOO does this mean there'll be different skins for Catwoman as well? I just hope all this pre-order stuff is made available to everyone after a week or 2
  • HeroOfLegend - August 22, 2011 7:06 p.m.

    Standard Robin is actually really awesome. I would use him.
  • inkyspot - August 22, 2011 6:57 p.m.

    I love them all, but I'd also love to see a Night Wing. Still love it.
  • sgloomy - August 22, 2011 6:45 p.m.

    All three are great, a Nightwing costume would have been great too but no complaints, this is still awesome!!

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