Warner Home Video has announced a second Blu-ray Disc sku for The Watchmen movie that Playstation 3 owners will want to take notice of.
The alternate sku for Watchmen: Director’s Cut on Blu-ray will include everything the previously announced Blu-ray does in addition to parts 1 and 2 for the Watchmen: The End is Nigh videogame, playable on PS3.
The complete offerings tied into the second part of The End is Nigh making its retail debut are a tad confusing when factoring in Xbox 360 so I am going to let Warner’s press release bullet points speak for themselves.
- Watchmen: The End is Nigh The Complete Experience is an innovative, retail Blu-ray Hi-Def game and film hybrid which will include Watchmen: The End is Nigh Parts 1 and 2 and the Watchmen: Director’s Cut on Blu-ray. This new cut of the action-packed blockbuster includes an additional 25 minutes of footage not seen in theaters only available on Blu-ray and DVD. The two-disc collectible set will also feature exclusive artwork in a premium package. The game will be playable on the PS3 which can also play the Blu-ray disc of Watchmen: Director’s Cut.
- Watchmen: The End is Nigh Parts 1 and 2 will now be available for the first time as a single game available for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
- Watchmen: The End is Nigh Part 2 will be available for download on Xbox Live Arcade for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and for PlayStation Network.
The new hybrid Watchmen game and movie disc for PS3 has not yet been priced but I’ll be certain to pass along pricing when it becomes available.
Here is Warner’s official game synopsis for The End is Nigh: Developed by Deadline Games A/S, Watchmen: The End is Nigh is a hardcore mature action brawler featuring bloody 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 — such as Rorschach’s Rage and the technical prowess of Nite Owl’s Owlsuit.
Watchmen: The End is Nigh features a split screen co-op multiplayer option in addition to a single-player experience with an A.I. partner. Staying true to the tone of the film on which it’s based, Watchmen: The End is Nigh features stunning graphics in moody settings mixed with brutal combat. Players can take on as many as twenty 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 intense gameplay.