Watchmen movie actors to provide voices for game
2/13/2009 1:18:00 PM
Warner announced today that Patrick Wilson and Jackie Earle Haley will be lending their voice to Watchmen: The End is Nigh. This is a good thing as they will be reprising their roles from the movie as Night Owl and Rorschach respectively. I kind of dig how they are going to the pre-Keene Act adventures of the pairing which is only hinted at in the graphic novel but I am a bit worried that the game will suffer from the tie-in curse that's killed almost every movie-tie in game ever done.
Stars of Upcoming Watchmen Film Patrick Wilson and Jackie Earle Haley to Reprise Their Roles, Bringing Characters to Life in an Action Brawler Videogame
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is proud to announce that Patrick Wilson and Jackie Earle Haley, stars of the upcoming Watchmen film, will lend their voices to the long-form downloadable videogame Watchmen: The End is Nigh. Developed by Deadline Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Watchmen: The End is Nigh will feature the voices of Patrick Wilson as Nite Owl, a refined fighter well-versed in martial arts and cutting-edge gadgetry, and Jackie Earle Haley as Rorschach, a feral, streetwise fighter who can disarm enemies and use their own weapons against them.
A prequel to the Watchmen film directed by Zack Snyder, the videogame Watchmen: The End is Nigh will be released on March 4, 2009, two days before the movie opens in theaters nationwide. Watchmen: The End is Nigh extends the film experience and will delve into the characters, rivalries and challenges in a mature action-brawler. The game explores the crime-fighting partnership of urban vigilantes Nite Owl and Rorschach, who track and beat down criminals to uncover a dangerous conspiracy.
Watchmen: The End is Nigh will be released on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC, and on March 5, 2009 on the PlayStation®Network