The second installment of the Watchmen game is available for download in July
Providing Watchmen fans with a variety of purchase options, the new video game Watchman: The End is Nigh game will be offered in the following formats:
- Watchmen: The End is Nigh Parts 1 and 2 will be available for the first time as a single game available for the Xbox 360 and PS3
Watchmen: The End is Nigh Part 2, the second of two long-form episodic action games based on the Watchmen film will be available for download on Xbox Live Arcade for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation Network.
Developed by Deadline Games A/S, the game is a hardcore action brawler featuring 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.
The game features a split screen co-op multiplayer option in addition to a single-player experience with an A.I. partner. Players can take on as many as 20 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 gameplay.