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Robin Playable In Batman: Arkham City

Jordamus Prime 06/12/2011 Reviews
The one major complaint that people had about the critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham Asylum video game was that while the story mode was fantastic, the game lacked multiplayer. A few weeks back the company behind the game, Rocksteady Studios, announced that they would be including a multiplayer co-op mode in the sequel to the game, Batman: Arkham City, which is due out later this year. So far they have revealed Catwoman as a playable character and it has been insinuated through several cut-scene preview videos that the Joker may also be playable. While this is all well and good, many fans have been asking the obvious question- why is Batman teaming up with villains when he practically has an entire army of sidekicks?

Fans can finally rest easy as it was recently revealed that the original Batman sidekick, Robin the Boy Wonder, will be a playable character in the highly anticipated sequel! There isn’t much information available which iteration of Robin we’ll be seeing, but the fact that he is playable just goes to show that Rocksteady is listening to what the fans want. On a side note, Robin is an exclusive bonus character that is received via a download token for those that pre-order and purchase the game at Best Buy.

So now the question begs, who else is going to pop up between now and the games release? If the story mode has co-op capabilities, the possibilities are seemingly endless with the amount of sidekicks Batman has at his disposal. With many major retailers all trying to gain exclusive in game content to boost their sales, who is to say we won’t see Nightwing or Batgirl pop up as exclusives? Only time will tell.

Batman: Arkham City will be available for the Playstation 3, X-box 360 and PC this fall and is pre-orderable now at most major retailers. A version of the game is also slated to be released sometime in 2012 for Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U system. Stay tuned to Comic Booked for all the latest news on Batman: Arkham City!

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Hailing from Northeast Philadelphia, Jordan DesJardins is what many would call a "Geek". An avid collector of both comic books and action figures, Jordan can often be seen at comic conventions or scouring the city for the latest Transformers to hit the shelves.

  1. Kyle Black 06/12/2011 at 6:43 pm

    Wonder if the store-exclusive DLC will become universal after a time, similar to the LA Noire DLC missions?

    • Jordamus Prime 06/12/2011 at 7:28 pm

      They did this last year too with Transformers War for Cybertron! Each store had it's own exclusive character and then 3 months later they were all up for sale as DLC on XBL and the PSN. Either way, I'll be buying mine at Best Buy to get my Robin; unless it's Damian Robin and another store has The REd Robin available. Whoever offers up Tim Drake gets my sale…

  2. Joshua Yehl 06/14/2011 at 10:13 am

    Unfortunately, there is no co-op or multiplayer in Arkham City.

    Here's an excerpt from an interview:

    " IGN: Now, give us a Valentine's Day gift and tell us SOMETHING about multiplayer. You know that the couple that plays together stays together – and that works for friends or significant others. What's going on with multiple players in Arkham City? Co-op? competitive? We must know!

    Sefton Hill: There have been a number of rumors circulating about a multiplayer mode in Batman: Arkham City so let me start by saying, once and for all, that Batman: Arkham City is a "single-player only" experience.

    Our thought process behind this was fairly simple: when we investigated adding multiplayer we asked, "If we use all of the energy that is required to create multiplayer and instead focus this on the single player, would that deliver a better overall game?"

    With the game now coming to the final stages, I can honestly say it would not have been possible to deliver Arkham City the way we wanted to if we'd have added multiplayer.

    So it might not be the fashionable choice, it might not get us an extra tick on the box, but we are convinced, and we hope that gamers will agree when they get to play the finished game, that we have made the right decision.

    We hope that you love Arkham City. We're working as hard as we possibly can to deliver the game you want. "

  3. Joshua Yehl 06/14/2011 at 10:14 am

    Unless there is more recent news saying otherwise?

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