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Nightwing Claims Fourth Playable Character Slot in Batman: Arkham City

October 3, 2011 Written by Jonathan Leack

It’s been known for quite a while now that Batman won’t be the only playable character in the upcoming title Batman: Arkham City. However, with four playable characters announced, and only Batman, Catwoman, and Robin to show for it, fan speculation has been all over the place. Only two weeks before release, Nightwing has appeared to claim the sacred fourth spot.

A quick look at the trophy list for Batman: Arkham City reveals that Nightwing will be the fourth and final playable character for the title. Trophy details state the following:

    Nightwing Revenge
    Obtain 78 medals on the original Arkham City and Nightwing Bundle Pack ranked maps (as Nightwing)
    Campaign Nightwing
    Obtain 114 medals on the original Arkham City and Nightwing Bundle Pack campaigns (as Nightwing)

Since the trophies are added for DLC only, it seems that he will only be usable by those who order the additional Nightwing Bundle Pack post-release. It’s uncertain if the bundle will be included with any of the several pre-order options, so you’re looking at a $5 – $10 price-tag to use Nightwing in the extra challenges.

Nightwing has only made a couple of small appearances in video games of past, so this will be the first time that many have even seen the character in action. He was first created back in 1963, and looks similar to Batman, but without the cowl, and with lightning-blue patterns across his suit. He’s a very cool character, and one that comic and superhero fans will be pleased to see make an appearance in Rocksteady Studios’ upcoming game.

Batman: Arkham City releases on October 18th in North America, and October 21st in Europe.