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Warner Bros announce Watchmen for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3

by Steven Williamson on 24 July 2008, 11:20

Tags: Watchmen, Warner Bros. (NYSE:TWX), PC, Xbox 360, PS3, Action/Adventure

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Based on the Warner Bros. Picture's film, Watchmen is an episodic downloadable game for Xbox 360, PS3 and Windows PC in 2009.

The Watchmen feature film is directed by Zack Snyder, who previously helmed the blockbuster 300. The screenplay for Watchmen is by David Hayter and Alex Tse, based on the award-winning graphic novel illustrated by Dave Gibbons and published by DC Comics.

It takes place in an alternate 1985 America – in which costumed superheroes are not only real but have ultimately been outlawed – one former hero goes looking for the truth behind the murder of one of his own, but uncovers a devastating conspiracy to drag the world implacably closer to its own end.

Playing the film’s core group of “masks,” the masked adventurers at the center of the story, are Malin Akerman (The Heartbreak Kid), Billy Crudup (The Good Shepherd), Matthew Goode (Match Point), Carla Gugino (Night at the Museum), Oscar nominee Jackie Earle Haley (Little Children), Stephen McHattie (Shoot ‘em Up), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (TV’s Grey’s Anatomy), and Patrick Wilson (Little Children).

The videogame 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.

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Sounds like this could be quite interesting. Trouble with episodic content though is if it goes under like Sin episodes you have a half complete game.
I'm skeptical about the film and even more skeptical watchmen will work as a game, I think an awful lot of what makes watchmen brilliant is going to get lost in translation :(
i think moore is vastly overrated as a writer, and a carefully applied scalpel might be what some of his opuses need to keep their pace strong consistently. let's not beat around the bush here, the second book of v for vendetta was boring, fr'example