Watchmen: The End is Nigh screenshots, environment art

Pardon the quote. It seemed appropriate.

Warner Bros. has released the first official batch of screenshots for the upcoming episodic action title, Watchmen: The End is Nigh. They look decent but they’re also still images and I can’t shake this sinking feeling that I’m not going to like what I see when they’re in motion. I would love for this to be a game that pays homage to my favorite graphic novel without tarnishing its legacy. And I have just slightly more hope for that than Rorschach has about, well, everything.

Along with the batch of screens, some concept art for the environments has appeared as well. The design of the front of Happy Harry’s Bar might as well be a shooped version of an early promotional still put out for the film. For that matter, they probably just decided to save the money on concept art for the game and passed it off as being new.

If the thought of a Watchmen beat-em-up depresses you terribly, here’s something I discovered while writing this story which might put a wry smile on your face. Click this link to www.whowatchesthewatchmen.com (totally SFW). I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

[Via Primotechnology]

Conrad Zimmerman