Burbank, Calif. – With today’s home video release of “Watchmen” Warner Bros. Interactive and Warner Home Video announced the launch of the Xbox video game Watchmen: The End is Nigh Part 2, the second of two episodic action videogames, and the Blu-ray hi-def game and film hybrid – Watchmen: The End is Nigh The Complete Experience.
The two sister companies are working together on offering a number of different formats centered on the “Watchmen” film.
Watchmen: The End is Nigh The Complete Experience is a retail Blu-ray hi-def game and film hybrid that will include the Watchmen: The End is Nigh Parts 1 and 2 video game and the “Watchmen: Director’s Cut” on Blu-ray.
This two-disc collectible set includes an additional 25 minutes of footage not seen in theaters and exclusive artwork in a premium collector’s package.
Both the game and Blu-ray disc are playable on the PlayStation 3 gaming system. The title launches today at a $50 suggested retail.
Watchmen: The End is Nigh Parts 1 and 2 is also available today as a single game on Xbox 360 for $29.99.
Watchmen: The End is Nigh Part 2 will be available for download on PC on July 29 and PlayStation Network on July 30 for a retail price of $14.99, and on Xbox Live Arcade for the Xbox 360 on Aug. 26 for 1,200 Microsoft Points.
Watchmen: The End is Nigh Part 2 is billed as “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 teams up again as Rorschach contacts Nite Owl to help solve the case of a missing girl, Violet Greene.
The game features a split screen co-op multiplayer option in addition to a single-player experience.