‘Batman: Arkham City’ Nightwing DLC Detailed

Published 2 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 8:39 pm,

Batman Arkham City Nightwing DLC Details

One of the many factors that makes the Batman universe as well-loved as it is is the sheer number of characters fans can get behind. Batman isn’t just known for the wide assortment of villains that he has to contend with, but the number of people willing to give him a hand when he needs it, even if he doesn’t admit to it. One of the most well-known of these characters is Dick Grayson.

At a young age, circus performer Dick Grayson watched his parents die due to a trap set by gangsters. Batman happened to witness this event, and seeing a younger version of himself in Grayson, decided to take him in and make him his ward. And thus, Dick Grayson became the first Robin, and is often the one that people remember the most due to his fun-loving and carefree nature – a sharp contrast to the grim and dark Batman. But a boy has to grow up, and Robin soon became Nightwing, and went on to become not only one of the most beloved characters in the Batman storyline, but in the DC universe as a whole.

Naturally, the folks at Rocksteady know how popular Nightwing is, and felt it was only right to include him as the fourth playable character in Batman: Arkham City. We first caught wind of this thanks to a PS3 trophies leak, and we later got confirmation via a few leaked Nightwing screenshots. His appearance has officially been confirmed, and we now know what goodies we’ll be getting via his DLC.

Nightwing in Batman Arkham City - DLC Details

In addition to being able to play as Nightwing through the various Challenge Maps of Batman: Arkham City, the Nightwing DLC pack will also include two special maps: Wayne Manor and Main Hall. Also included is a special skin for Nightwing, based off of his character design from the Batman animated series.

The Nightwing DLC pack will be available for download on November 1st. If you aren’t getting the game via pre-order, which would include the special addition of Robin as a playable character, you’ll be happy to know that you can get the bundle pack with him on November 22. Both packs will cost 560 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live, or $6.99 on PSN.

Will you be grabbing the Nightwing DLC when it’s available? What do you think of his inclusion in Arkham City?

Batman: Arkham City will release on October 18th for the Xbox 360 and PS3. The PC version will arrive in November, and the OnLive and Wii U version release dates are still unknown.

TAGS: Batman Arkham City, PC, PS3, Rocksteady Studios, Warner Bros. Interactive

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  1. Ah, I get it. It’s not in the game so you can pay more for it.

  2. I’m just glad he’s not wearing red like in the new 52 costume.

    • Seconded.

  3. They are running a business. Its not the salvation army. If you dont agree with their practices, dont buy the dlc or the game for that matter. Go join the other hipsters protesting on wall street bc they want free stuff. But seriously, stop whining and avoid the product. Best thing you can do if you dont like it.

    • I support this comment, high five man.

    • fare comment but, we’re already paint 60 bucks or more for the game so why not get free DLC?

      • drat meant paying.

    • Your so right they are running a business and its good that they are selling the DLC because the more moeny they get the more games and DLC they will make for us and if no one wants it all they have to do is not buy but their losing out on the fun experience

  4. Nice! Looking forward to the game. Will the Jokers Carnival be available as a DLC later?

    • Yeah it looks like all pre order exclusives will be available as DLC. The skins pack is 5 bucks i think. I dont care much for skins, so i will be avoiding that dlc.

      • Yeah me too, I preordered from Best Buy to get Robin early. Thanks for the answer because I don’t want to miss out on the Joker’s Carnival.

  5. I feel that after their first game, which was pretty much a rent only kind of deal, they had to find a way to make money off of this game. I don’t love DLC. I feel that anyone who pays full price for a game shouldn’t have to fork over more cash to get the full experience.

    But in this case I feel Rocksteady deserves a little slack. They are making easily the best Batman games ever and deserve to get paid for their efforts.

  6. I believe the main idea of not liking DLC’s is the fact that it can be an excuse to with hold content and the proceed to charge 10 bucks for it when it can just be in the game. Sure you have to run a bussiness but when you pay 60 bucks for the game that should be 50 and then pay 10 15 bucks for skin packs then maps. It starts to add up. To be fair I think we would all like to wait a bit longer and have to those things in the game already or just have them bundle things for expansion that has it all for a flat 20 25 bucks.

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