While it’s no Watchmen iPhone MMO, Xbox LIVE Arcade is getting a Watchmen-based title this week to coincide with the film’s theater debut on Friday. Watchmen: The End is Nigh, as it’s called, will go for a whopping 1600 Microsoft Points ($20).
Players take the role of either Rorschach or Nite Owl and brawl with up to 20 characters on-screen at once, although 90% of the enemies will likely be the same exact character model with a different colored outfit as per the beat-’em-up standard.
Perhaps I’m not the target audience for The End is Nigh — I couldn’t even finish the graphic novel for God’s sake — but I like my beat-’em-ups to be a little more … absurd.
Whether that means babies in mechs, anthropomorphic animals, or midgets, I don’t really care. But if you’re going to have me fighting hundreds of baddies, at least make them more ridiculous than “criminals,” please.