When we first found out that the multi-player in Batman: Arkham Origins would contain both Batman and Robin, speculation began as to which Robin Warner Bros. Montreal and multi-player developer, Splash Damage were actually using. For the record, there have been five different Robins, and even more if you include other continuities.
The confusion arose due to the uniform that is worn by Robin in the trailer. It is very much similar in its colors and design to that worn by Tim Drake (the third boy wonder), though it has since been confirmed that Dick Grayson (the first boy wonder) will be Robin in the game, despite the similarities of his uniform to Drake’s. Further questions arose after fans recently gained access to the game’s multi-player beta which features costumes that are either similar to or identical to those worn by Tim Drake. These include the Red Robin and Arkham City costume, both of which were Tim Drake; additionally there is the Batman: The Animated Series costume, which while it officially belonged to Grayson, was inspired by Drake.
Creative Director of the project, Eric Holmes, explained to Dualshockers’ very own Masoud House (Features Editor) via Twitter that Grayson’s primary outfit, while similar to Drakes, was merely designed to be derivative of Batman’s costume in Arkham Origins. He did not offer any explanation as to why there are Tim Drake unforms available for selection. This may tie in to the fact that the multi-player portion of the game is “timeless.” Theoretically, not only would any character be fair game, but so would the costumes too.
Batman: Arkham Origins is being developed by Warner Bros. Montreal and will be published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and PC on October 25th, 2013. A Vita/3DS version of the game, Batman: Arkham Origins – Blackgate, is also in development by Armature Studio and will be released on the same day.