Robin staying out of Batman: Arkham Origins' challenge maps
Recently, Warner Bros. Montreal gave the upcoming multiplayer mode for Batman: Arkham Origins, which featured the batty n' bratty Robin, Batman's junior caped crusader. Now, given the character's (and others) availability in Arkham City, then we can assume gamers will be seeing and playing as the boy wonder in other parts of the game, right? Sorry to burst your bubble, but apparently not.
When asked about the possible inclusion for the Bat's sidekick in Arkham Origin's challenge maps via Twitter, the game's creative director, Eric Holmes, responded, "sorry, no plans for that as far as I know."
Fans will remember the Tim Drake (third) version of Robin in Arkham City's challenge maps, as well as a playable character in the game's DLC campaign, Harley Quinn's Revenge. With Origins being a prequel of sorts, it's logical to assume that this version of Robin will be Dick Grayson, though the developers haven't confirmed this yet. But the early footage of the game's multiplayer mode has the two Robins looking quite familiar to each other.
The game stars a younger, not as experienced Batman we've seen in past Arkham games, and has the criminal Black Mask offering a boatload of cash to whoever can kill the caped crusader. A number of hired killers are on the hunt, though not all have been revealed just yet. Batman is armed with more than just his grapnel gun and batarangs. He's actually carrying a few new toys thrown in for good measure, all to help him pummel thugs throughout a Gotham city that's almost double the size of the one seen in Arkham City. Classic villains from Batman's lengthy rouges gallery are set to appear, like Penguin, Deadshot, Deathstroke, Scarecrow, Bane, Mad Hatter, and the Joker. A few other villains will also be appear to make their video game debut, such as the recently announced Copperhead and Anarky. More will no doubt follow.
Batman: Arkham Origins launches Oct. 25 on Windows PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U. A Vita prequel, Batman: Arkham Origins - Blackgate, is also in development by Armature Studio, set to release the same day.