Gaymer Alert: Robin Gets Butch in Arkham City
A few days ago we brought you news that Robin would be a playable character in the highly anticipated video game sequel Arkham City.
Since the announcement of the Boy Wonder’s inclusion in the game, many fans have wondered why the look of Batman’s buddy was altered so much.
It appears that the art team behind the game simply wanted to make Robin a bit more butch and infused him with a look that was more in line with a real-world approach.
IGN reports that Senior Concept Artist for Arkham City, Kan Mutfic, recently gave some insight into the thought process behind the heroic twink’s hunky makeover and provided fans with a new piece of concept art as well.
"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."