To celebrate the Blu-ray release of Watchmen, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will be releasing Watchmen: The End is Nigh The Complete Experience exclusively on the Playstation 3.
Releasing in theaters in March, Watchmen is based on the 1980s comic book series with the same name. Best described as a realistic superhero film, the movie is set in an alternative setting of the 1980s when superheroes changed the results to most of the historic events. Watchmen got mixed reviews from film critics. It managed to gross over $100 million in its domestic release and is nearing $200 million total worldwide.
As typical nature with a popular movie (especially those based on comic books), a video game accompanied the release of Watchmen. Watchmen: The End Is Nigh is a little different, however. Instead of a retail release, the game was only distributed digitally as a downloadable title on the PC, Playstation 3 (via Playstation Network) and Xbox 360 (via Xbox Live Arcade).
Watchmen: The End Is Nigh is a prequel to the movie in terms of storyline. Part one of the episodic series features the exploits of Rorschach and Nite Owl II. Watchmen: The End Is Nigh is a classic brawler where you will be fighting one group of enemies after another. While you can play cooperatively with another player locally, there is no online play. Reviews were mixed: while the high production value for a downloadable game was seen as a positive, many critics did not enjoy the short length (especially for $20).
The DVD and Blu-ray release of Watchmen is scheduled for July. Watchmen: Director’s Cut will have nearly 30 more minutes of extra footage from the theatrical release in addition to several other extras. As expected, Watchmen: The End Is Nigh Part 2 is also expected to launch at the same time on the PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.
Playstation 3 gamers are getting the complete experience in one retail package. Watchmen: The End is Nigh The Complete Experience includes the Watchmen: Director’s Cut on Blu-ray (which is playable on the Playstation 3) in addition to both Watchmen: The End is Nigh Parts 1 and Watchmen: The End is Nigh Parts 2 games for the Playstation 3.
No price has been announced yet but you can expect it to be pretty pricey as Watchmen: The End is Nigh Parts 1 and Watchmen: The End is Nigh Parts 2 costs $19.99 each while regular Blu-ray movie prices for new releases can retail for $39.99.
Watchmen: The End is Nigh The Complete Experience will be released in July exclusively for the Playstation 3.