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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 09:47am 14/06/11 | 25 Comments
Sleuthy internet users caught a glimpse of a Best Buy ad for Batman: Arkham City that seemingly revealed a pre-order bonus featuring DLC for the Boy Wonder to appear in the game as a playable character in "two challenge maps".

ArkhamCity.co.uk followed this trail which has since been removed (presumably at the bequest of Warner), but a Tweet shortly after all but fully confirmed we'd see Batman's sidekick in some form.
For those of you with burning questions about the recent Robin/Best Buy announcement stay tuned as we will be revealing more details soon!
We contacted Warner Bros. Australia to see if we could get any info at all even regarding where this deal might end up in retail here, but were met with a "no comment" response. Stay tuned though, for more as it becomes available - same Bat time, same Bat channel (well, AusGamers anyway).



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DM
Posted 09:58am 14/6/11
Wow, now I won't pre-order because who the s*** wants to play as robin.
deadlyf
Posted 10:00am 14/6/11
Is there a comic book hero less loved than Robin?
Steve Farrelly
Posted 10:08am 14/6/11
I think some of the Tim Drake storylines were awesome, plus D*** Grayson turned out to be an awesome Batman when Batman was killed (but was actually just lost, jumping through time ala Quantum Leap)
Bikkies
Posted 10:32am 14/6/11
Getting really sick of the Preorder DLC trend.
ravn0s
Posted 10:43am 14/6/11
should be nightwing imo
paveway
Posted 10:44am 14/6/11
Wow, now I won't pre-order because who the s*** wants to play as robin.


couldn't agree more
deadlyf
Posted 11:10am 14/6/11
I think some of the Tim Drake storylines were awesome, plus D*** Grayson turned out to be an awesome Batman when Batman was killed (but was actually just lost, jumping through time ala Quantum Leap)

Sorry, I meant for people who don't read comics.
Getting really sick of the Preorder DLC trend.

I don't get this attitude. I realise there are plenty of idiots willing to line up to hand over their money months before a game is even released without any incentive but personally even if you want my preorder 3 days before release you'd better have a decent incentive like preorder bonus or discount to get my beer money. I get it with a multiplayer title but with a single player game like this it's pretty normal for SE/CE/LE whatever editions to have extra levels, items or playable characters and those kinds of editions usually cost more, which a preorder essentially does as well.
Eorl
Posted 11:18am 14/6/11
F*** yes robin!! I knew they would put him in! And dm, it's optional anyway, quit ya complaining.
vito
Posted 11:51am 14/6/11
None of the DLC codes worked for me when I bought Arkham Asylum collector's edition, so its gonna take more than The Boy Wonder to get me to pre-order this time.
Khel
Posted 02:07pm 14/6/11
should be nightwing imo


+1 to that, Nightwing would have been heaps cooler, unless hes already in the game and they're just keeping it secret.

Is there a comic book hero less loved than Robin?


Aquaman
paveway
Posted 02:34pm 14/6/11
chris o'donnell didn't exactly do robin any favours either

i'm glad there is no robin in Nolan's idea of batman

liking robin is pretty gay
Reynbow
Posted 10:38pm 14/6/11
So not to distract but uhh, where did that Robin art on the side of this article come from? I so want that in high-res
skythra
Posted 05:34am 15/6/11
Getting really sick of the Preorder DLC trend.

Non essential side quest for cameo performance in post game challenge maps.

As opposed to a map pack which splits the online gaming experience to those who have, and those who have not.

Finding it hard to compare the two completely different examples.
tspec
Posted 07:42am 15/6/11
I'd be much more tempted to pre-order this DLC if I knew Robin was going to run around like a fairy and girly slap all the villans.
Khel
Posted 09:50am 15/6/11
Well if its D*** Grayson as robin, he'll be all nimble and acrobatic and stuff (probably the gayest option and the most chance of slapping like a fairy), and if its Tim Drake he'll be fighting with a staff, and if its Damien then he'll be doing some kind of brutal psycho fighting style cos he was trained by Ra's Al Ghul's League of Assassins.
ravn0s
Posted 10:09am 15/6/11
i would prefer tim drake since he would offer a different fighting style with the staff compared to catowman and batman. d*** and damien you could pretty much just reskin catwoman and batman.
ravn0s
Posted 03:03pm 15/6/11
it's been confirmed by the rocksteady community manager that the robin in the game is tim drake.
Khel
Posted 04:50pm 15/6/11
Still a chance that Nightwing will show up then I guess
Todd_1482
Posted 04:02pm 18/6/11
Would have been cool if it was Jason
Timmeh
Posted 04:05pm 18/6/11
I say f*** off this Downloadable Content crap.
Games should be sold with Included content.
Arkham city looks good though
Nerfington
Posted 04:39pm 18/6/11
I enjoyed the Batman & Robin show that the Batman cartoon evolved into, wouldn't be entirely upset if he appeared in the story. That being said I only knew the Grayson robin, and aren't much interested in pre-ordering, so it's a no go for me.
Khel
Posted 05:27pm 18/6/11
Grayson became Nightwing, and was infinitely cooler as Nightwing than as Robin, thats why we want Nightwing :P
ravn0s
Posted 05:34pm 18/6/11
and then he became batman when the real batman went travelling through time.
ravn0s
Posted 11:54am 21/6/11
paveway
Posted 12:28pm 21/6/11
someone needs to photoshop large rubber dildos on either end of his staff imo
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