Moron - Sorry, I meant, More on the Watchmen Video Game


My friend Dave is a big gamer, and he just sent me a link to more information about the game from Joystiq. The article says:

The two-episode Watchmen series that was announced yesterday will be a prequel, according to a preview from 1UP. You can choose to play as either Nite Owl or Rorschach, with the other controlled by AI or via split-screen co-op, in the time before masked heroes were outlawed.

The third-person action games take place exclusively at night is set to be M-rated. While they brought on some heavy-hitters for the story — notably Wolverine creator Len Wein and Watchmen illustrator Dave Gibbons — we’re always hesitant when someone other than the original author tries to expand a story. Still, an M-rated series with visuals reportedly “worthy of being a now-generation game” and Rorschach’s infamous makeshift flamethrower? We remain cautiously optimistic. Watchmen episodes will be released around the same time as the film (March 6, 2021).

Len Wein? Dave Gibbons? Two people I have huge amounts of respect for, maybe this won’t be a steaming turd then, but still…..

There was also some more information over on CBR:

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”).

“We’re bringing the Watchmen universe to gamers in a distinct episodic game revealing action and combat for a great overall experience for fans,” said Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President, Production and Development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “The filmmakers have been extremely helpful in developing the high-quality game story and we are working to match the outstanding visual style of the film.”

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