It appears the Robin we have all come to know over the years won’t be the same “Boy Wonder” that will be appearing in Batman: Arkham City.
Artist Kan Mutfix explains the new look for Robin;
“We wanted to create a Robin that players would identify as a
contemporary character and move away from the traditional Boy Wonder
image that most people know. Our vision of Robin is the one of a
troubled young individual that is calm and introverted at times but very
dangerous and aggressive if provoked. The shaved head is inspired by
cage fighters, because we thought that Robin might be doing that in his
spare time to keep him on his toes. Still, we kept all the classic
trademarks of Robins appearance, such as the red and yellow colors of
his outfit, the cape and the mask.
We really hope that people
will discover our Robin as one of their new favorite characters in the
Batman universe. He is back and he means business.”
You can check out some new concept art below.