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.