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Watchmen Episodic Series Acts As Prequel For Movie

If you've seen "The Dark Knight" recently, you may have seen a preview for the upcoming action flick, "Watchmen." It's based on Alan Moore's graphic novel and as an interesting change of pace, we're not here to announce the now-requisite video game to go along with the movie. Instead, according to GameSpot, Deadline Games is planning to bring us a series of episodic installments that will act as prequels to the movie. Hmm...that just might work!

The episodes will be available on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, and you will follow along with the capable vigilante duo of Rorschach and Nite Owl. This will prepare you for the introduction of "Watchmen" when it arrives in theaters in 2009, which makes us believe that if we take the time to play these brief episodes, we'll know a great deal more about the story. We don't yet have an official release date for the first episode of "Watchmen," but we're hoping to discover more information as 2008 moves on. Downloadable content is becoming more and more important as this new generation rolls forward, and some developers are seeking to take advantage.  These games are described as "action/brawlers," and after seeing the preview for the movie, we figure that makes sense.

Perhaps these individual series entries will offer a better experience than one full-on video game adaptation, but it's hard to tell at this point. What we're hoping is that each episode leaves you wanting more, and by the time you've worked your way through the series, you'll come into the movie fully pumped. We imagine that's the plan of the developer and Warner Bros. as well. "Watchmen" is scheduled to impress movie-going crowds on March 6, 2009.

Related Game(s): Watchmen

7/23/2008 Ben Dutka

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The_Chimeran
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 10:51:32 PM
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Wait i'm a bit confused, is this gonna be a just watch an amazing episode kind of thing or is this gonna be more like an interactive thing? but either way i'll want to download it, the trailer i saw during dark knight was really interesting.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 10:57:31 PM
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Each Episode will be like a mini downloadable game. But they're definitely games.

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MarvelZombies
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 11:11:57 PM

Have you ever read Watchmen Ben...if not...I highly reccommend it...to anyone who hasn't read it as well. really a new kind of storytelling that gives perspective into the superhero world and really makes you think about things...

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, July 24, 2008 @ 1:04:26 AM
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No, I don't really read graphic novels. I'm working my way through the classics, actually, which will take the rest of my natural life, I'm sure. ;)

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AscientDire
Thursday, July 24, 2008 @ 7:23:30 AM
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Ben, I have to agree with MarvelZombies. You really need to read Watchmen. Even if graphic novels aren't your forte, (they're not quite mine) it is still an amazing piece of literature. Just to put it in perspective, to my knowledge it is the only comic book to ever win a Hugo award...Definitely a must read!!!

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AscientDire
Thursday, July 24, 2008 @ 7:26:08 AM
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Oh, and if you're interested in classics, Time magazine named it one of the top 100 greatest novels of the 20th century (1923 to present)...I'm a huge nerd, lol.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, July 24, 2008 @ 11:52:54 AM
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That's interesting...but in all honesty, I'm more interested in classic literary fiction rather than commercial/mainstream. And that usually means staying out of the 20th century. Heh.

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