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Watchmen: The End is Nigh Blu-ray to Combine Game and Film

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275w ago - Watchmen: The End is Nigh The Complete Experience is one of the first Blu-ray discs to offer a video game and movie in a single package (the special edition of Stranglehold on PS3 included a copy of Hard Boiled).

Not only will the package include the Director's Cut of the Watchmen film, it will also include The End is Nigh Parts 1 and 2. The two-disc set will feature exclusive artwork and packaging.

Press Release: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Announces a Hybrid Offering for PLAYSTATION 3: Game and Film in One Package - Watchmen: The End is Nigh, an Action-Packed Game, and Watchmen: Director's Cut

Episodic Street Brawler Based on 'Watchmen' Film Available in Multiple Formats for All Gamers

BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced that the Watchmen: The End is Nigh videogame, based on the Watchmen film, will be offered in a retail Blu-Ray Hi-Def game and film hybrid, as well as additional retail and downloadable formats in North America. Watchmen: The End is Nigh Part 2, the second of two long-form, episodic action games will be released in conjunction with the Blu-ray Hi-Def and DVD of the Watchmen: Director's Cut in July 2009.

Providing Watchmen fans with a variety of purchase options, the game will...
 

Video: Watchmen: The End is Nigh Interview & Chat Tomorrow

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286w ago - Social Media Senior Specialist Chris Morell shared a Watchmen: The End is Nigh interview video today as well as news on a live chat session tomorrow, to quote:

One of the most popular graphic novels of all time hits the big-screen this Friday, with 300 director Zack Snyder at the helm.

So while I am figuring out a way to snag IMAX tickets for Friday, Watchmen fever is spreading to the PS3, with the downloadable title coming to PlayStation Network this Thursday.

Jeff and I recently visited with Warner for a little hands-on time with the game, and I grabbed associate producer Jerry Pritchard for some questions.





And Jerry was nice enough to agree to come on back to the Blog tomorrow from 11am - 12 noon for a live chat about Watchmen: The End is Nigh for PSN. So get your questions ready because we're doin' this all over again!
 

Preview: Watchmen: The End is Nigh for PlayStation 3

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289w ago - Watchmen is regarded by many to be one of the greatest graphic novels of all time. In conjunction with the movie's release is a video game tie-in for Sony's PS3 (and the XBox 360) as follows:

The End is Nigh certainly does a lot of things right, and it's these dressings that make the game worthwhile for Watchmen fans.

The visuals are absolutely gorgeous; the dark, rain-drenched cities of the graphic novel are accurately recreated in the game. Multiplatform digital releases very rarely, if ever, look this good.

Each chapter begins with an animated introduction that fleshes out this prequel's story. While the production values don't match those of the Watchmen digital comic, these animated shorts do an admirable effort in recreating the look of the original graphic novel.

Fans will certainly appreciate being able to see Rorschach and Nite Owl as crimefighters, not the condemned outcasts they become in the original story.

While it's easy to get swept away by the impressive presentation, the gameplay is thoroughly uninspired. Players can play as either Rorscach or Nite Owl, but the choice seems largely inconsequential.

Ultimately, all players have access to are a generic combination of punches and kicks. Nite Owl can do electric attacks, and Rorscach can...
 
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