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Batman and Selena look good, so do the villains, so I'm sure Robin will be-- oh Christ.


Delicious Sourcemeal: http://www.newsarama.com/games/robin-playable-batman-arkham-city-110620.html

Oh Tim, what's happened to you?

It seems these days that if you want to be a video game protagonist in a "hardcore" game, you got to shave your head. Galen Marek, Shephard, Cole McGrath, Issac Clarke, the list goes on.

The pic doesn't come in color, so there's no telling how it'll look, perhaps bright purple with baby blue trim.

What he's wearing doesn't even look like a costume, just a shirt, pants, boots, and a cloak.

On the bright side, he comes with a Red Robin skin, so there's definitely some hope. Unless he still has a buzzcut.

Date: 2011-06-21 01:43 am (UTC)
auggie18: (Default)
From: [personal profile] auggie18
Huh. Well, that's practical, at least. I personally prefer longer hair, but it makes sense to wear it short in an action hero-y context.

Date: 2011-06-21 01:44 am (UTC)
grazzt: (Default)
From: [personal profile] grazzt
Part of me wonders if it's less "makes sense to wear it short" and more "we don't want to spend time giving him realistic looking long hair, so this saves us some effort".

Date: 2011-06-21 02:42 am (UTC)
auggie18: (Default)
From: [personal profile] auggie18
Oh, totally. It's just fun to rationalize.

Date: 2011-06-21 01:51 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] sleepymax
Man, the designs for these games are really ugly. Way too dark, gritty and serious.

Date: 2011-06-21 02:23 am (UTC)
nickfury90: movie-verse Spidey (Default)
From: [personal profile] nickfury90
I gotta say, Arkham Asylum Batman might be my least favorite version of Batman since Bat-Nipples Clooney look. I see that big, stiff, over-muscled abomination, and I think "yeah, there's no way he should be doing half the shit he does in this game"

Thank God the games are so damn amazing.

Date: 2011-06-21 06:45 am (UTC)
espanolbot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] espanolbot
...It's a Batman game. Unless they're going to be like Batman: the Brave and the Bold, dark, gritty and serious should go without saying.

Date: 2011-06-21 10:44 am (UTC)
mrstatham: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mrstatham
This. I like the concept drawings for the characters by Carlos D'Anda - currently drawing the tie-in Arkham City series, and I think his designs for Joker, Harley and Batman really work nicely when translated to 3D, but the other designs are pretty ugly.

I don't mind Catwoman's look in AC too much, but she seems to be taking too many notes from DC's current direction and MK vs DC than the awesome, classy 60's styling her black-leather costume had under Cooke and Stewart.

Date: 2011-06-21 06:39 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
"I don't mind Catwoman's look in AC too much, but she seems to be taking too many notes from DC's current direction and MK vs DC than the awesome, classy 60's styling her black-leather costume had under Cooke and Stewart."

Yeah, I really wonder when it was decided that her designated costume is to always have her cat-suit zipped down to reveal bountiful cleavage. It doesn't really bother me per se at this point, but...the Selina I know would have had Bruce chase her down across half of Gotham before she even started zipping her costume down.

Date: 2011-06-21 02:29 am (UTC)
turtlefu: (Default)
From: [personal profile] turtlefu
This seems like an older Damian to me...

Date: 2011-06-21 03:02 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] sleepymax
I honestly thought the same thing. It's been confirmed that it's Tim, though.

Date: 2011-06-21 03:09 am (UTC)
sinorhizobium: Peter and Sylar from heroes (Default)
From: [personal profile] sinorhizobium
I see the part of Tim Drake will be played by Eminem...:D

Date: 2011-06-21 03:24 am (UTC)
wonderwomanhero: (Default)
From: [personal profile] wonderwomanhero
I heard he will be voiced by Vincent Martella...I don't like him. He's kind of annoying....ish. Well....if my experience with Hope taught me anything.

Date: 2011-06-21 07:09 am (UTC)
whitesycamore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] whitesycamore
So he will have Jason's voice. And look a bit like Damian.

But he's still 'Tim' in some sense. Right.

Date: 2011-06-21 04:59 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Robin is being voiced by Phineas from "Phineas and Ferb"? AWESOME!

Date: 2011-06-21 10:00 pm (UTC)
ruhig_knight: OR Mr. Meat & Sarcasm Guy OR Sokka OR Wang Fire (ATLA: Mr. Bright Side)
From: [personal profile] ruhig_knight
Why yes. Yes it is.

Date: 2011-06-22 03:56 am (UTC)
gamerguy: (Default)
From: [personal profile] gamerguy
Oh, nice. That should be cool.

Date: 2011-06-22 07:34 am (UTC)
lbd_nytetrayn: Star Force Dragonzord Power! (Default)
From: [personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn
...sweet!

Date: 2011-06-21 03:27 am (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
Well at least that bald head will be hidden under the cowl of the Red Robin suit. Never thought I'd be grateful for that costume.

Date: 2011-06-21 03:33 am (UTC)
big_daddy_d: (Default)
From: [personal profile] big_daddy_d
Initial reaction..



The only way this would work is if that was an older Damian Wayne..with a sword instead of bo staff.

Also it will work if..

Date: 2011-06-21 03:45 am (UTC)
big_daddy_d: (Robin/Damian Wayne)
From: [personal profile] big_daddy_d
They..you know, changed the design to actually look like Tim!

Date: 2011-06-21 03:35 am (UTC)
pyrotwilight: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pyrotwilight
Fuck yeah. Cole McGrath mentioned. Oh and hey Robin.

Date: 2011-06-21 04:21 am (UTC)
jcbaggee: Jesus (Default)
From: [personal profile] jcbaggee
Looks like they've redesigned the costume to fit more in line with Arkham Asylum/City's style. Not great, but I don't think it'll bug me enough to detract from how great the game will be.

Date: 2011-06-21 04:55 am (UTC)
big_daddy_d: (Default)
From: [personal profile] big_daddy_d
Ironically I have 0 problem with the costume and like that, but it's Tim. Looks like he could be Cole's younger brother.

Date: 2011-06-21 04:50 am (UTC)
mistersandman: (watchmen)
From: [personal profile] mistersandman
If you ignore the fact that he's supposed to be Robin, brightly colored Boy Wonder sidekick, he looks pretty kickass.

Date: 2011-06-21 06:28 am (UTC)
rainspirit: (Default)
From: [personal profile] rainspirit
Huh. I can dig it.

I'll be more interested to see how he looks within the game itself.

Date: 2011-06-21 07:08 am (UTC)
whitesycamore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] whitesycamore
Hey, I think I saw Robin hanging around a bus stop smoking a spliff the other day...

I got up and went to wait at the next one instead.

Date: 2011-06-21 08:24 am (UTC)
kenwyn89: Luke Skywalker (Default)
From: [personal profile] kenwyn89
Um... how old is he supposed to be...? 'Cause I'm hoping it's just the unflattering shot which makes him about 10 - 15 + than he should be.

Date: 2011-06-21 08:26 am (UTC)
squirle: (Default)
From: [personal profile] squirle
Reminds me a little of Chris O'Donnell's Robin...

Date: 2011-06-21 08:39 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Motto.

Date: 2011-06-21 08:41 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
I don't have a problem with the look to be honest, it's just another take on the Robin-costume, more practical(ish) than some, not as innately appealling as others.

The hair I just assign to the usual issues with animating hair unless you're Final Fantasy, why waste pixels when the processing can be better spent on the game.

Say, does anyone know if these games ever require a hostage? Or put the hero in an over-complicated deathtrap? :D

Date: 2011-06-21 08:45 am (UTC)
biod: Cute Galactus (Default)
From: [personal profile] biod
Oh Tim, what have they done to your FACE? I thought Jason was the one beaten by a crowbar!
As for the costume, I have to see it in colour, but I am not adverse to the design.

Date: 2011-06-21 10:14 am (UTC)
blackruzsa: (Default)
From: [personal profile] blackruzsa
Yeesh.
Uh, yes it's practical, even the suit, but he kinda looks like he shaved his head and put on a mini-sumo costume, at least around the arms and upper body. I have to wonder how he's gonna be able to move around.

Date: 2011-06-21 10:15 am (UTC)
eyz: (Default)
From: [personal profile] eyz
But ONLY FOR THE US!!!
I mean, I'm sure they'll make him available for Europe...as DLC!! (paying to unlock something on the disc....never!!)..but.. I'd rather have him as an unlockable bonus character...
Or part of a collector edition or something...

Is it only me or doesn't he remind ya of Chris O'Donnell!Robin??

Date: 2011-06-21 11:41 am (UTC)
thanekos: Kouhei " Principal Garren " Hayami, the Libra Zodiarts, is bugged. (Default)
From: [personal profile] thanekos
unless it's over the shoulder, it's hardly so bad.

(and it could be worse; it could be a mullet, and stubble.)

(In a low whisper)

Date: 2011-06-21 12:06 pm (UTC)
misterbug: (Default)
From: [personal profile] misterbug
...Schumacher...

Re: (In a low whisper)

Date: 2011-06-21 12:51 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Hey... Chris O'Donnell was about the only eye candy (for those interested guys) in either of Schmachers movies (Val Kilmer wasn't bad, Tommy Lee Jones has a wonderful face, a face that has lived, but he's not there to look pretty, Jim Carrey CAN look pretty, but not here, and neither George Clooney nor Arnie, even with their undeniable charisma could save their roles)

Date: 2011-06-21 01:16 pm (UTC)
calvision: (tim drake red robin)
From: [personal profile] calvision
You know, even the pose has something very Damianlike about it.

I don't really have a problem with the costume per se, since it's for the game, but I am scratching my head all the same because I really do not look at this and think 'Tim Drake'

(but to be fair, as of late I am no longer sure what I am supposed to be seeing when I think, 'Tim Drake'...)

Date: 2011-06-21 02:22 pm (UTC)
eyz: (Default)
From: [personal profile] eyz
You know... I'd rather have them use use a design closer to the one seen on this (great) fanart:

http://aabrownjr.deviantart.com/art/KNIGHTS-and-DAYS-167068092

Also check out this link above for the Cassie!Batgirl this fan also did :P

Date: 2011-06-21 03:56 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] awakendeepblue
Oh, that's nice.

Date: 2011-06-23 07:23 pm (UTC)
eyz: (Default)
From: [personal profile] eyz
If only, right?

Even his Robin's better than the above official Eminen-wannabee Robin....

Date: 2011-06-21 04:20 pm (UTC)
ext_197528: (Default)
From: [identity profile] kurenai-tenka.livejournal.com
Yeesh, the hair (or lack of).

They're trying so hard to 'masculine-ise' him that it's painful.

Date: 2011-06-21 04:43 pm (UTC)
whitesycamore: (Wondy's boot)
From: [personal profile] whitesycamore
That's it. After all, no gamers who count want to see lissom pretty boys.

Date: 2011-06-21 04:48 pm (UTC)
ext_197528: (Default)
From: [identity profile] kurenai-tenka.livejournal.com
Hah, absolutely.

As much as anything else, I think they always feel like they have to put in a lot of extra 'effort' to make Robin acceptably manly (and heterosexual), lest their buyers all boycott the game on mass or something, idk.

Date: 2011-06-21 04:54 pm (UTC)
whitesycamore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] whitesycamore
I don't even get why! He already put the scaly panties away years ago - surely that should be enough?

Date: 2011-06-21 04:57 pm (UTC)
ext_197528: (Default)
From: [identity profile] kurenai-tenka.livejournal.com
I think it's a lot less to do with the actual comic reading demographic, and more silly worrying about mass media perceptions of the character. Seduction of the Innocent and all that bollocks!

Not to mention, no matter what happens, ain't no-one forgetting the scaly panties. ;)

Date: 2011-06-21 06:16 pm (UTC)
mullon: (Old Bruce)
From: [personal profile] mullon
He looks fucking awful.

Date: 2011-06-21 11:34 pm (UTC)
crinos: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crinos
Really? That's what they're going with? Really?

Date: 2011-06-22 02:29 am (UTC)
liara_shadowsong: (Default)
From: [personal profile] liara_shadowsong
That doesn't really say "Tim" to me, that says "older Damian". Costume's not terribly attractive (I can think of a few alterations off the top of my head that would streamline it without reducing practicality, for one), but I think the big problem is the hair, or rather the lack of hair. If it's an animation issue, go with the gelled spiky look, but he's actually supposed to be kind of a pretty boy. It's like they tried so hard to make him look masculine enough by certain definitions of the word that they lost some of what makes the character look like himself. Gag.

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