Written By Reg "Nitro" Torr
01 June, 2009 02:50 AM
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced the availability of Watchmen: The End is Nigh the videogame, based on the Watchmen film, in additional formats for the summer. Providing Watchmen fans with a variety of purchase options, the game will be offered in the following formats:
Watchmen: The End is Nigh Part 1 was released in March 2009 as a downloadable game for Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PC via download and on the PlayStation® Network.
Developed by Deadline Games A/S, Watchmen: The End is Nigh is a hardcore mature action brawler featuring bloody visceral combat in settings which are reminiscent of the film. Watchmen: The End is Nigh Part 1 takes place more than a decade before the film's main story, delving into the partnership of urban vigilantes Rorschach and Nite Owl before the hero-banning Keene Act. In Part 2, the duo team up again as Rorschach contacts Nite Owl to help solve the case of a missing girl, Violet Greene.
Patrick Wilson and Jackie Earle Haley, stars of the Watchmen film, also lend their voices to the respective roles of Nite Owl and Rorschach in both episodes of Watchmen: The End is Nigh. Both Rorschach and Nite Owl are playable characters and each features distinct combat abilities, as well as a collection of each of their own unique finishing moves - such as Rorschach's Rage and the technical prowess of Nite Owl's Owlsuit.
Watchmen: The End is Nigh features a split screen co-op multiplayer option in addition to a single-player experience with an A.I. partner. Staying true to the tone of the film on which it's based, Watchmen: The End is Nigh features stunning graphics in moody settings mixed with brutal combat. Players can take on as many as twenty enemies at the same time in bloody, street-fighting gameplay action. The game contains nine chapters, built around events referenced in the film, allowing for hours of intense gameplay.