IGN has got ‘em all. Watchmen: The End Is Nigh features Rorschach and Nite Owl back in their good ol’ bad old days, when Rorschach was slightly less nutso and Nite Owl was slightly… well, svelter.
Is this a new story in the Watchmen universe??? Isn’t that kind of… sacrilege? After all, Alan Moore has refused to have anything to do with the movie and turned his back on DC years ago, citing what he feels were unethical business practices related to the company’s handling of Watchmen and V for Vendetta. But the game’s creators have strived to hew close to the source and they’ve involved two people closely associated with the book’s original production: artist Dave Gibbons has returned to help advise on the look, while the original editor of the comic series, Len Wein, wrote the script for the game. According to Gibbons, the game strives to be canon — drawing on allusions in the original graphic novel and incorporating material approved by Alan Moore for the long forgotten Mayfair role playing module, the only previous “official” expanded storyline beyond the original graphic novel.
A gritty new take on an old-school brawler, the game lets players take the role of either character or play in tandem with a friend. In addition to standard fight moves, the characters have their unique specialties… Rorschach tends to use improvised weapons he picks up in the environment, while Nite Owl relies on his own self-built gadgets. A downloadable game for the Xbox 360 and PS3, the first episode should be coming out around the release date of the movie.