Warner Bros. Interactive has provided CBR News exclusively with the debut of the official character art and abilities for "LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes'" Robin the Boy Wonder. While the character has been seen in previously released videos and screenshots, this is the first solo character image and confirmation that, as many fans had surmised, Tim Drake is indeed returning as Batman's sidekick, this time in his traditional DC Universe costume. Original Robin, Dick Grayson, was playable in the first game in his costumed identity of Nightwing as well as an unlockable version of his civilian ID on the Nintendo DS.
The stats and special abilities for Robin, revealed below, offer additional insight into the preview developer Travellers Tales shared with CBR News earlier this year. "Batman and Robin both have access to special suits, which will aid them as needed. In one stage, one of Joker's thugs prevents the Dynamic Duo from getting through with a motion sensor-activated gate. In response, Batman dons a suit that renders him invisible, allowing him to sneak past the sensor and deactivate the wall for his partner. Likewise, Robin's hazard suit proves useful when it comes to traveling through infected goop that would otherwise spell an end for your heroes."
Real Name:Â Tim Drake
Base:Â Gotham City
Special Powers and Abilities:Â As the Dark Knight's most trusted partner, Robin was trained by Batman in martial arts, as well as sleuthing skills.Â He is adept in the use of electronic devices, especially computers.Â
In-Game Abilities: Like Batman, Robin has the option to change suits with different gadgets and abilities.Â The Hazard Suit enables Robin to walk through toxic material, suck up and shoot toxic waste or water via the Hazard cannon attached. Robin can deploy the Zorb ball to power certain puzzles with the Acrobat Suit.Â He can also be immune to icy conditions with the Ice Suit and walk up shiny blue metal walls with the Magnet Suit.Â Â
"LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes" releases Summer 2012 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, PC and PlayStation Vita.