Red Hood is coming to Batman: Arkham Knight. Jason Todd, the second Robin to the Batman who was beaten to an inch of his life with a crowbar by the infamous Joker, in the 1980’s story arc ‘Death in the Family ‘, will be an new character, playable to US Gamers who preorder the new game at Gamestop. His missions will be part of an exclusive story mode to US gamers only.
Jason Todd is the star of the comic book series RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS, where he wages war in an aggressive manner against crime, much to the cringe of his former mentor Batman.
But, like all the characters, Jason Todd — Red Hood – will be getting the Arkham makeover. Additionally, in the Arkham universe, there have only been vague references made towards his existence and his death made by Batman, Tim Drake, Joker and Nightwing.
As for the makeover, as any fans should know the character usually dons a plastic helmet/skull mask, but not in this case. Instead, he will be have a literal red hoodie to cover his face and head. There will also be no body armor like he wears in the comics. Instead, the character in the game will be wearing a white t-shirt with a red bat symbol – as seen in the comics – and plain pants. The character will be equipped with guns as well, his trademark weapon that constantly puts him at odds with Batman.
Batman: Arkham Knight is set for a 2015 release on the new generation consoles and PC and is said to be Rocksteady’s final game in the series. That being said, it’s about darn time they brought in Jason.