Watchmen: The End is dated, priced

The End is Nigh hits stores July 21; downloadable editions for PS3 and PC the next week, with 360 version to follow in late August.


The release of Watchmen: The End is Nigh Part 2 is indeed nigh, but it might be somewhat less so, depending on the version in question. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today detailed its staggered release plans and price points for the game, which will see a bundled retail release on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and digitally distributed releases on those systems as well as the PC.

Rorschach should invest in an umbrella.
Rorschach should invest in an umbrella.

The most nigh versions of the game are the brick-and-mortar packages. Watchmen: The Complete Experience for the PS3 will bundle both parts of the downloadable game with The Watchmen: Director's Cut on Blu-ray for $49.99, while Watchmen: The End is Nigh Parts 1 and 2 for the Xbox 360 includes just the games and will sell for $29.99. The retail editions of both games will debut in stores on July 21, alongside the launch of the film on DVD and Blu-ray.

Those who purchased the first Watchmen episode and don't want to buy it again in bundled form will have to wait a while longer for closure on the series. PC gamers--once thought to be missing out on The End is Nigh Part 2 entirely--will be the first able to download the game, as it will launch July 29, trailed by the PS3 version the next day.

For unspecified reasons, the downloadable Xbox 360 edition of The End is Nigh Part 2 will arrive August 26, nearly a month later than its counterparts. All three downloadable editions of the game will sell for $14.99 (1,200 Microsoft points).

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