Watchmen Game Coming In Episodic Content Via PSN

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“One of the best selling comic book series, and also one of the wierdest ones in my opinion, is getting the episodic content treatment via the PSN Store. The Watchmen was a 12 issue comic book series published by DC Comics quite some time ago. They are finally making it into a movie, and Warner Bros. has also decided to put out two episodic downloadable games in the future. One will be released when the film is released in theatres, and the other will be released when the film is released on DVD. Full article from Joystiq follows.

Watchmen is just full of surprises. We would have never thought anyone could make a competent movie of the epic graphic novel but, if the trailer is any indication, Zack Snyder may be doing just that. We also would have doubted that the book could be made into game form, but it seems Warner Bros. is surprising us once again. The company will release two downloadable episodic games on PC, Xbox Live and PSN, to coincide with the theatrical and DVD releases of the film.

All we know is we can expect Nite Owl and Rorschach in an action title developed by Deadline Games, which is currently crafting Faith and a .45. We actually think making shorter games to hit deadlines is a smart way to break the terrible licensed games cycle. But of course, if they’re short and terrible …”

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