Nightwing outed as fourth playable Arkham City character

Besides patrolling the streets of Arkham City as the Dark Knight himself, Batman: Arkham City will allow players to don the tights of several other characters in downloadable challenge rooms and campaign packs. Catwoman was confirmed to be getting some levels soon after the game was announced, and, more recently, Robin (Tim Drake) was confirmed as a downloadable character gained through pre-ordering the game at select retailers. But a fourth (and final) character was still unrevealed... until today. Thanks to a leaked Trophy list we know that it's Nightwing, which really shouldn't be even remotely surprising to anyone who knows Batman's lore. 

From the sounds of things, Nightwing will be getting the same amount of content as Catwoman and Robin are outside the core game. We don't know yet where this pre-order DLC will originate from, though we expect to hear more in the near future, what with the game coming out this month and all.

For those who aren't well-versed in the Batman mythos, Nightwing is the guise taken by the original Robin, Dick Grayson, who retired from the position of Boy Wonder when he was, well, no longer a boy. At 18 he turned in his short-shorts and red shirt for a form-fitting blue and black outfit to assert his independence as a crime fighter (and show off his wicked abs).

There have been a few different Nightwings in DC's history, but we're going to bet that Arkham City is going to be pulling Grayson's Nightwing into the game. There's technically a chance that Rocksteady is going with another Nightwing from the comics, but odds are they're sticking with the most well-known version, and not tapping sociopath Tad Ryerstad, who uses the name "Nite-Wing" based on an all-night deli specializing in chicken wings. Stranger things have happened, though...

Oct 3, 2011


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  • darkfall13 - October 4, 2011 3:15 a.m.

    Really guys? Getting all in a tizzy over the unveiling of Deuchewing?? Oh and I agree Hollander, Batgirl would have been awesome! Especially had they chosen to do Barbara Gordon, the original pre-paralyzed-now-all-fixed-up-again-in-the-New-52 Batgirl. Although, I would have preferred any version of Batgirl, Cassandra Cain or Stephanie Brown, over Nightwing...not a big fan for some reason.
  • LeSieg - October 3, 2011 2:07 p.m.

    I thought Nightwing was already announced. I can't keep up.
  • Evanesco - October 3, 2011 1:48 p.m.

    Good sh*t
  • PrancingCera - October 3, 2011 1:13 p.m.

    Are they actually planning on another sequel? It seems like they won't have many characters left for one.
  • rballa2 - October 3, 2011 12:47 p.m.

    Where is TalkRadar?
  • jackthemenace - October 3, 2011 12:28 p.m.

    I just came. Literally made my day. If this is, I know I'll be buying it, and where from.
  • flabslapper - October 3, 2011 12:25 p.m.

    Spoilers godamnit! SPOILERS!!!! I now officially know too much about this game, how hard is it to to make a headline that says "New Character Announced for Batman: Arkham City" ? I already got on Bradford about this and now I'm getting on you, and I like you Cooper!
  • AngryScotsman - October 3, 2011 12:29 p.m.

    Exactly! Goddamn, I should at least be able to skim the headlines of the GamesRadar news stream without worrying about spoilers.
  • - October 3, 2011 12:52 p.m.

    Ha, I just read this headline on twitter and came here specifically to say this exact same thing. How about "Fourth Playable Arkham City Character Revealed."
  • GR HollanderCooper - October 3, 2011 1:32 p.m.

    It's a downloadable character for challenge rooms that's going to be tied to a pre-order, and has absolutely nothing to do (as far as we know, or have said) with the actual story. It's no more a spoiler than "New car added for Forza."
  • The_Tingler - October 3, 2011 1:38 p.m.

    It's still a piece of major info that we didn't want to know, from a game we're looking forward to that we already know too much about. I knew there was a fourth playable character, but I CHOSE NOT TO KNOW. Then Mr. Cooper goes and sticks it in the goddamned headline!!
  • angelusdlion - October 3, 2011 2:06 p.m.

    worlds tiniest violin. Let me play it for you.
  • flabslapper - October 3, 2011 2:52 p.m.

    Actually I have to disagree, 'New car' is not the same as naming the car that is new, you've named the character, not said 'New Character'
  • flabslapper - October 3, 2011 2:56 p.m.

    Though I appreciate you acknowledging my comment, this is why I like you Cooper, you're a good guy
  • Plan10FromOuterSpace - October 3, 2011 3:42 p.m.

    you have to pre-order or buy this character to get it, there's no way you could play as him without already knowing...unless you actually don't read what bonuses you'll get
  • GR HollanderCooper - October 3, 2011 3:51 p.m.

    On top of the fact that it still needs to be downloaded, which means seeing the name.
  • VerySeriousMan - October 3, 2011 4:36 p.m.

    I can't be the only one that closes their eyes while their wife navigates all game menus for them. SOME OF US CARE ABOUT THE GAMES WE PLAY, ASS.
  • flabslapper - October 3, 2011 7:10 p.m.

    now now, there's no need for name calling, Cooper's a good guy
  • flabslapper - October 3, 2011 7:17 p.m.

    and I'll admit I knee-jerked and didn't read the article
  • Bawheidbob - October 3, 2011 12:25 p.m.

    It shames me to say i have no idea who this guy is.

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