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Batman: Arkham City's Robin: New Image, Details Emerge

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Posted July 6, 2011 - By Stephen Johnson




Batman: Arkham City's Robin: New Image, Details Emerge

A few weeks ago, we learned that Robin (of Batman and... fame) would be playable in Batman: Arkham City. Along with the news came a picture of the Boy Wonder, who looked like a brooding Eminem, complete with buzzcut, surly expression and what looks like a facial tatoo. Today, courtesy of the Batman: Arkham City forums, we got another picture (in which Robin looks kinda like Eminem in a Robin outfit, complete with a hoody/cape.) as well as an idea of the concept behind this Robin.

From Arkham City senior concept artist Kan Muftic:

"We wanted to create a Robin that players would identify as a contemporary character and move away from the traditional 'Boy Wonder' image that most people know. Our vision of Robin is the one of a troubled young individual that is calm and introverted at times but very dangerous and aggressive if provoked. The shaved head is inspired by cage fighters, because we thought that Robin might be doing that in his spare time to keep him on his toes. Still, we kept all the classic trademarks of Robin’s appearance, such as the red and yellow colors of his outfit, the cape and the mask. We really hope that people will discover our Robin as one of their new favorite characters in the Batman universe. He is back and he means business."

Robin sounds pretty badass, if a little emo. Two full Robin pictures are under the cut, for you fans of Detroit Hip Hop from 2002.

Batman: Arkham City's Robin: New Image, Details Emerge

 

 

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