Arkham City Robin gets some extra costumes

Now we all know that Robin will be a playable character in the challenge maps and that his mentor, the dark knight himself, will be having alternate costumes to be obtained via pre-order. Looks like the boy wonder will be having a few wardrobe changes as well.

The hooded Robin is something we have already seen when he was first revealed. Along with that look, he will also have a Red Robin skin and one from the Animated Series.

Looks like the Boy Wonder will be making an appearance in Arkham City after all

A new playable character in the upcoming game sequel Batman: Arkham City has been revealed. It's none other than the Dark Knight's faithful sidekick, the boy wonder, Robin.  

Which Robin you say? You'll know soon after the jump.

Tim Drake as Robin in Arkham City (click for High-Res)

If you pre-order the game at BestBuy in the US, you'll get two Challenge Maps that will let you play as Robin.

Like Batman and Catwoman, Robin will have his own unique moves and gadgets. He will be able to use all Challenge Maps, as well as the two additional challenge maps that are included with the pre-order bonus pack: Black Mask Hideout and Freight Train Escape. There's still no confirmation if Robin will take part in the game's story mode and we will update you on that if there's any news.

BestBuy listing reads:

While supplies last, pre-order the game for an exclusive downloadable Robin character. Robin is a fully playable character in the new and improved challenge mode in Batman: Arkham City. The Tim Drake Robin pack is available exclusively to fans who pre-order the game from Best Buy on Xbox 360, PC and PS3. Robin comes complete with his own unique gadgets and special moves, and will be playable in all challenge maps in the game, as well as two additional challenge maps that are included with the pack: Black Mask Hideout and Freight Train Escape. The pack will also contain a bonus Red Robin character skin

It has also been revealed that Tim Drake Robin pre-order bonus pack is also available in Europe and elsewhere, though it is still to be announced by the retailers.

"Joker's Carnival Challenge Map" pre-order bonus from Gamestop

So far there are already two retailers that announced their pre-order exclusives. Bestbuy have the Tim Drake Robin bonus pack mentioned above, while Gamestop offers the "Joker Carnival Challenge Map" combo pack. Other major retailers like and Wal-Mart still have no related pre-order incentives at this time.

Batman: Arkham City is due for release worldwide on October 21 for the PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. TBA 2012 for the Nintendo Wii U version.