Many a person is stoked about the release of the Watchmen movie this weekend, but you can get your fix in early with the release of Watchmen: The End is Nigh
on Xbox Live Arcade on Wednesday, March 4th. This is the first episode of the series that will be released in installments. It will have co-op multiplayer, campaign through six-chapters and you can play as either Rorschach and Nite Owl while tracking down the Underboss. The game was developed by Deadline Games and published by WB Games and will be available starting at 5:00 a.m. EST, is rated M for Mature and will cost 1600 MS points
[Update: Dan] Apparently the game is also slated to release on PSN on Thursday March 5th, probably for $19.99 based on the XBLA price.
Make it a “Watchmen” week on Xbox LIVE® Arcade
The highly anticipated movie doesn’t hit theaters until this Friday, but you can spring into action two days earlier with “Watchmen: The End Is Nigh” on Xbox LIVE Arcade this Wednesday, March 4, at 9 a.m. GMT (2:00 a.m. PDT). Underboss has escaped from prison and only you as a masked vigilante can save the city.
Scour alleys and rooftops as Rorschach or Nite Owl, and brutally fight off up to 20 enemies simultaneously – all before the action heroes make it onto the big screen. Maximize your efforts with friends in split screen co-op multiplayer competition, or tackle the crime and terror solo in this week’s six- chapter game.
Published by WB Games and developed by Deadline Games, “Watchmen: The End Is Nigh” will be available for 1600 Microsoft Points worldwide, excluding Asia, Japan and Portugal. The game is rated M for Mature by the ESRB. For more details on “Watchmen: The End Is Nigh” please visit: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/w/watchmenteinxboxlivearcade/