The new DLC featuring one of my favorite Bat-characters is the best iteration of a bad formula.
You've heard the argument that male superheroes are sexualized simply because they are often bare-chested. But a man taking off his shirt doesn't make him a sex object. It's actually rare to find examples of male superheroes who truly are sexualized the way women are in comics. Here are ten examples.
An elegant Lady Clicker from The Last of Us by Josh Summana. Click through for his takes on Link, Smaug, and a futuristic Nightwing:
It's tough to write Nightwing. Anyone approaching the superhero identity of Batman's first sidekick has to find ways to make him seem as capable as his mentor without feeling like a clone.
Spoiler Warning: Plot details from The Dark Knight Rises get discussed below. If you haven't seen the movie yet and want to go in unspoiled, stop reading now.
Feast your eyes on the grown-up laughing young daredevil as he throws down on the thugs of Arkham City. The clip highlights his specialized weaponry and shows off his acrobatic fighting style, too. You'll be able to start playing as Dick Grayson in new Wayne Manor and Main Hall challenge maps next week.
By our count, there are 14 alternate costumes or characters you may play as in Batman: Arkham City, through a variety of promotions, pre-order bonuses, and timed-exclusive downloadable content available now. The "good" news, I suppose, is that all of this stuff will be available at some point—for a price.
WBIE's confirmed the existence of The Dark Knight's acrobatic partner in Rocksteady's upcoming sequel today . Like Robin and Catwoman, Nightwing will come with moves and gadgets unique to him, as well as "Wayne Manor" and "Main Hall" challenge maps. The press release announcing Dick Grayson's playability notes that…
Dick Grayson fans, it's looking like your prayers will be answered. According to sister site Kotaku Australia (via ArkhamCity.co.uk), some of the trophies for the Bat-sequel point to the fact that the man who was once the Boy Wonder will be a playable character in the game.