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'Watchmen' Prowling Video Games
Posted By: John Manalang - Wednesday, July 23, 2008 10:03 AM

In support of the Watchmen movie adaptation coming out next March, Warner Bros. Interactive is planning to publish two downloadable games for DC's next comic flick. The games will be made for the Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC platforms.

Developed by Deadline Games, who created the delicious Chili Con Carnage for the PSP, the first Watchmen game episode will be released simultaneously with the film's release and the second will follow the DVD debut. According to Variety, Warner wanted to deviate from the usual console video game-movie release and the company felt that the upcoming downloadable titles will serve fans better. "We don’t want a low-quality console game that will get lost at retail," said by Warner Bros. Interactive Senior Production VP Samantha Ryan.

Written by David Hayter, who was the voice of Solid Snake from the Metal Gear Solid game series, Watchmen is set to hit theaters on March 6, 2009. Check out the video after the cut.




Posted by STARKILLER6423 - Tuesday, November 18, 2008 4:57 PM
If i am remembering corectly they said on x-play that it was a prequel to the graphic novel. That means it can have more action in the game, as much as i love watchmen i have to admit it would be a pritty boring game.

Posted by GrandReaper999 - Wednesday, July 23, 2008 5:12 PM
They still offering up ethics courses in business school these days?

I don't think they're working.


Posted by WhereAmI1980 - Wednesday, July 23, 2008 2:10 PM

well they could use a number of things for the game.

like the crime fighting days of The Minutemen and The Crimebusters...

The Comedian's background could be explored like his beginings, missions in World War 2 and Vietnam, and his time as a covert government operative. and Him finding the island could be part of the game as well.

then there's Doctor Manhattan in Vietnam and how he helps the US in the Cold War.

there's everything Rorschach does...

Nite Owl and Silk Spectre breaking Rorschach out of Jail, etc...

I mean, if done right, it could work out.
It should be like Indigo Prophecy.

Posted by arod95 - Wednesday, July 23, 2008 2:08 PM
That should have read "2 notches short of awesome due to poor execution"

I can deal with a terrible movie by just ignoring it...but a mediocre movie is disappointing because it had potential.

Posted by arod95 - Wednesday, July 23, 2008 2:06 PM
Actually I could See Watchmen As a Game Before I could see it as a movie, provided it is a more thoughtful narrative based game and not the standard superhero brawler game. I think developers that have a history of great story telling like Bioware or Bethesda could do a lot with the Watchmen universe.

All that being said I'm terrified that this movie is going to suck...and I'm even more terrified that it will be 2 notches of awesome due to poor execution.

Posted by cogadh - Wednesday, July 23, 2008 1:47 PM
Here's what Moore had to say to Entertainment Weekly about Snyder:
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Don't you have the slightest curiosity about what Watchmen director Zack Snyder is doing with your work?
ALAN MOORE: I would rather not know.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: He's supposed to be a very nice guy.
ALAN MOORE: He may very well be, but the thing is that he's also the person who made 300. I've not seen any recent comic book films, but I didn't particularly like the book 300. I had a lot of problems with it, and everything I heard or saw about the film tended to increase [those problems] rather than reduce them: [that] it was racist, it was homophobic, and above all it was sublimely stupid. I know that that's not what people going in to see a film like 300 are thinking about but...I wasn't impressed with that....

Posted by urface789 - Wednesday, July 23, 2008 12:47 PM
ok, Alan Moore has nothing to do with the movie or game, so dont blame him for anything. he doesnt want to be apart of the movie because he doesnt like hollywood, not because he doesnt like zack snyder. It's not that he has no business sense, it's that hes not interested in business, especially in hollywood. he doesnt really need the money also.

the movie looks true to the comic, just like 300 did to the comic, and the trailer makes the movie look great. the game doesnt really seem like it would work, considering the comic isnt particularly active. its more phycological and wouldnt be fun to play

Posted by cogadh - Wednesday, July 23, 2008 11:57 AM
Moore was an egotistical idiot for getting himself detached from the film. He's even refusing to see the film, just because he didn't like Zack Snyder's last movie or the original graphic novel it was based on. He certainly didn't get out ahead on the Watchmen deal, since he gave up any royalties he might have gotten from the film and its related merchandise. The man can definitely write a great comic, but he has absolutely no business sense at all.

That being said, this is one comic book movie game that I really wished they weren't making. The Watchmen story doesn't lend itself to game action at all and I think it will probably be a huge disappointment. The movie is going to kick ass, though.

Posted by sirbeant - Wednesday, July 23, 2008 11:25 AM
This idea seems purely monetary, as are most comic book, to movie, to game idea's. How can you have a game based on such a linear plot line? Not to mention only John has extra human powers. Not to say you have to have super powered heroes to make a decent video game (Batman) but the Watchmen story isn't about heroism. Sorry Alan Moore, they're gonna bleed this franchise dry, good thing you got out while you were ahead.

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