Instead of producing a traditional video game tie-in, Warner Bros. is producing downloadable games based on its Watchmen adaptation.
Variety reports that Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will publish at least two game episodes, the first hitting around the time of the movie’s release in March, and the second near the DVD launch:
WBIE execs said that by producing shorter downloadable games, rather than a full-priced disc version, they’ll have more flexibility to produce high-quality titles on a tight production schedule of just more than a year.
If successful, Warner Bros. could produce additional installments, and follow the model for future films.
The likely M-rated Watchmen game is being made by Danish developer Deadline Games, and will be available for download on PCs, Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Microsoft’s Xbox 360.
Related: MTV.com has previewed the game