Watchmen: The End is Nigh lands on Xbox LIVE Arcade this Wednesday

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.

Jordan Devore
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