Robin Hood? Batman: Arkham City – Concept Art Controversy

The internet has been buzzing the past few weeks over the new Robin concept art that was released for Batman: Arkham City. First there was the shaved head image of Robin that resembled a cross between Chris O’Donnell and Cole from inFAMOUS. Later it was revealed that The Caped Crusader’s sidekick would sport a hood to hide the very same shaved head that caused an uproar. That, however, also prompted cries of unoriginality. Without a doubt the hooded character concept has been overused recently in games such as the Assassin’s Creed and Prototype. Still, Robin was in desperate need of an overhaul and personally I believe the addition of the hood fits nicely with the darker theme of the Arkham games. I mean lets face it, The Boy Wonder has lost some appeal over the past few decades. It’s to be expected though that any changes/updates made to Robin are going to be met with some type of fanboy backlash.

What are your feelings on the new design? Would you rather the developers just left Robin alone? Post a comment or catch us on twitter and share your thoughts.


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