Nightwing is heading all the way from Blüdhaven to Gotham in Batman: Arkham City‘s first post-launch DLC pack. What you see above is the gameplay trailer Warner Bros. sent around earlier this morning that focuses exclusively on the former Robin’s attacks, equipment and rugged good looks.
Here’s the rundown of what you’ll see above and what the Nightwing Bundle will entitle you to if you choose to make the purchase:
Featuring the intense melee skills of Nightwing, a.k.a Dick Grayson, the trailer showcases the character’s punishing arsenal of fighting moves that can be used against Arkham City’s hardened thugs. Nightwing comes complete with his own unique gadgets and special moves, and is playable in all challenge maps in the game, as well as two additional challenge maps that are included with the pack: Wayne Manor and Main Hall. The pack also contains a bonus Animated Series Nightwing character skin.
As far as I’m concerned, the campaign mode in Batman: Arkham City was unbelievable. I will even offer that the game currently stands towards the top of my picks for the Game of the Year in 2011. However, DLC like this has never gone too far in interesting me. Had Rocksteady elected to do more with Nightwing than make him playable in challenge maps (like, say, giving him unique campaign missions just like Catwoman), then maybe I’d be pushed towards dropping the money for the bundle.
Where do you readers stand on both the Nightwing Bundle DLC and extra content just like it for other games?
The pack will launch for both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on November 1st, next Tuesday, and will cost 560 Microsoft Points on the XBLA and $6.99 on the PSN. The release did not indicate if this pack would be available to PC gamers when Arkham City launches on their platform.