Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Tim Drake as Robin will be a downloadable playable character in Batman: Arkham City if you pre-order the game at Best Buy. Robin will only be playable in "challenge mode" which is not as cool as Catwoman being fully playable in the main game, but you take what you can get. Compared to the Joker's Carnival Challenge Map available at Gamestop, I think Best Buy has the more interesting pre-order bonus. The promo image of Tim Drake shows him in bulky armor similar to Batman's in the game. He also has a buzz cut I don't think he's ever been depicted with before. As you can surmise by the title of this post, the haircut has captured my imagination. The download will come with an alternate skin for Tim's Red Robin costume. I assume it will be based on the original Red Robin costume, that first appeared in Kingdom Come worn by Dick Grayson, and not the version Tim will be wearing in the upcoming reboot of the DC Universe. He looks like a poor man's version of Marvel's Falcon in that.