Looks like Warner Bros. is going all out in the cranking up the hype machine and tie-ins for next year’s Watchmen movie.  The company’s interactive division has announced at least two Watchmen inspired games that tie to the movie.

The videogames based on WATCHMEN will go beyond the film and delve into the characters, rivalries and challenges in a mature action-brawler. The game provides gamers with visceral superhero combat as urban vigilantes Rorschach and Nite Owl.

The game will be available for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Windows PCs in 2009.  What’s interesting about this game announcement is the game will be downloadable, and will also be an episodic game.  Does that mean you complete levels to move on to the next download or what?

WBIE execs said that by producing shorter downloadable games, rather than a full-priced disc version, they’ll have more flexibility to produce high-quality titles on a tight production schedule of just more than a year.

via Variety

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  1. Mark I.
    July 24, 2008 at 12:14 pm — Reply

    Did you hear that?

    I think it was the sound of Alan Moore’s head generating a nuclear blast.

  2. Rodrigo
    July 24, 2008 at 3:36 pm — Reply

    “Nite Owl, your mission for this level is to get this black thong to Dr. Manhattan before his broadcast starts, you have 00:02:30 to get it to him.”

  3. hermit
    July 24, 2008 at 5:46 pm — Reply

    episodic games means games that are shorter and released more often. usually cheaper too, but not always by that much, depending on the franchise.

    a watchmen game, noe they crossed the line, and yet i’ll probably buy it, because i’m a sucker

  4. Randallw
    July 24, 2008 at 10:30 pm — Reply

    Yeah my first thought was there goes any chance of Alan Moore appreciating the movie. Though on second thoughts he could actually like the movie despite the accompanying games. Still, I’m not one of those people who desperately hope Alan Moore actually likes the movie.

  5. hermit
    July 24, 2008 at 11:48 pm — Reply


    he will never like the movie, he’s too stuborn for this

  6. Lifeisaglitch
    July 26, 2008 at 7:10 am — Reply

    Even money says he wont even see it for a long while.

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