While developer Rocksteady has yet to show off any gameplay footage of the Boy Wonder in action, Robin will be a playable character in its upcoming Batman: Arkham City. Rocksteady's Dax Ginn describes Batman's partner-in-heroism as an "explosions specialist," making him play very differently to Batman. "It's not a case that we've just reskinned him," he said.
"Because Robin only appears in the challenge maps, our focus is on taking him in a direction not seen before," Ginn told the PlayStation.Blog. "To fit in our world then he needs to be hard-hitting and have abilities that are approaching the potency of Batman’s, so he has a bow staff and shield, and he is an explosions specialist, with vision augmentation that allows him to identify explosives in the environment."
Batman: Arkham City is headed to PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 18.