Warner Bros. Digital Distribution has announced Watchmen: Justice is Coming, an online multiplayer adventure fighting game for the iPhone and iPod touch, based on the upcoming Warner Bros. film Watchmen.

In Watchmen: Justice is Coming, players bring their own unique form of justice to New York City in the 1970s before the film’s central story unfolds. Masked adventuring has been outlawed. During this critical time period, crime is rampant and average citizens must take matters into their own hands to survive. Players create their personal avatar and enter the rain-soaked city of Manhattan. The dark metropolitan world is a vast network of interlocking and overlapping spaces that include: the seedy and saturated neon Red Light District; a run down Financial District and its dark waterfront; the downtown back-alleys of Lower Manhattan; a wide open City Park; and more.

Developed by Last Legion Games, Watchmen: Justice is Coming utilizes the company's "cloudMMO" cloud-based multiplayer technology built on Amazon.com's Web Services.  Within the game world, which consists of an ever-changing environment capable of supporting up to 1000 players at a time, gamers can interact with one another, explore the world, and fight against each other.  An in-game chat system is featured, as well.

Inspired by the upcoming theatrical release of Watchmen (due out in theaters March 6th), the iPhone title Watchmen: Justice is Coming is based on the graphic novel of the same name from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.  Additional screenshots can be seen here.

A free iPhone entertainment title known as Watchmen [App Store] was released in December as a promotion for the upcoming film.

Watchmen: Justice is Coming will appear in the App Store early this month.

  • Crim

    Conceptually, this sounds freaking AWESOME, just the idea that a MMO is coming to the iPhone. I'm not sold on the gamplay description though; give us a Baulder's Gate type gameplay in a MMO and I will buy that without batting an eye.

  • Crim

    Conceptually, this sounds freaking AWESOME, just the idea that a MMO is coming to the iPhone. I'm not sold on the gamplay description though; give us a Baulder's Gate type gameplay in a MMO and I will buy that without batting an eye.

  • Marinaro9

    awesome! a definite purchase for me. ive been craving a decent online game for the iphone. i'm going to make a muggy-looking character for sure.

  • Marinaro9

    awesome! a definite purchase for me. ive been craving a decent online game for the iphone. i'm going to make a muggy-looking character for sure.

  • dashzed

    wow, that sounds pretty awesome. I will be VERY interested to see how this turns out.

  • dashzed

    wow, that sounds pretty awesome. I will be VERY interested to see how this turns out.

  • NienorGT

    Hum, I hope it won't be one of the "rumored" $19.99 games.

  • NienorGT

    Hum, I hope it won't be one of the "rumored" $19.99 games.

  • Timothy R

    MMO? Huh, I wonder how that will that turn out.

    I'll keep my eye on this...

  • Timothy R

    MMO? Huh, I wonder how that will that turn out.

    I'll keep my eye on this...

  • 1337brian

    Looks ok I guess, give me UO and then I'll be excited. I'm sure I'll get regardless though.

  • 1337brian

    Looks ok I guess, give me UO and then I'll be excited. I'm sure I'll get regardless though.

  • Kamazar

    Meh, not impressed. Why didn't they go with vector are style? 3D will almost always look mediocre on the iPhone. And the fighting scheme is just a Street Fighter-esque three button mode.

  • Kamazar

    Meh, not impressed. Why didn't they go with vector are style? 3D will almost always look mediocre on the iPhone. And the fighting scheme is just a Street Fighter-esque three button mode.

  • Heronymo

    Interesting. But does this mean only 1000 people in the world can play at any given time? lol

  • Heronymo

    Interesting. But does this mean only 1000 people in the world can play at any given time? lol

  • Matt

    Alan Moore just threw up a little in his mouth.

  • Matt

    Alan Moore just threw up a little in his mouth.

  • Fat Phil

    I'm with Matt.

    Watchmen isn't just any graphic novel, it's one of the most important graphic novels of all time. This isn't just movie studio greed, it's criminal. :(

  • Fat Phil

    I'm with Matt.

    Watchmen isn't just any graphic novel, it's one of the most important graphic novels of all time. This isn't just movie studio greed, it's criminal. :(

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  • Marinaro9

    Why is it the most important graphic novel of all time? and if it is, why would people not want "more" Watchmen things, like games and collectibles. So only the movie and graphic novel can & should exist? I don't care for the graphic novel, just the movie and this sweet looking game.

  • Marinaro9

    Why is it the most important graphic novel of all time? and if it is, why would people not want "more" Watchmen things, like games and collectibles. So only the movie and graphic novel can & should exist? I don't care for the graphic novel, just the movie and this sweet looking game.

  • dashzed

    yeah i'm not really a watchmen fan, i never even heard of them until the movie, i just think that an MMORPG on the iPhone is a great idea.

  • dashzed

    yeah i'm not really a watchmen fan, i never even heard of them until the movie, i just think that an MMORPG on the iPhone is a great idea.

  • dalek

    Wow that image of the custom editor is horrible, worse than a sega saturn 3D game and the dudes in the last image don't even fit on the screen, their faces are being covered by the energy bar...it looks like they are really rushing this game. I guess when it comes out it will be v0.4 and then 3 months later v1.0 will come out.

  • dalek

    Wow that image of the custom editor is horrible, worse than a sega saturn 3D game and the dudes in the last image don't even fit on the screen, their faces are being covered by the energy bar...it looks like they are really rushing this game. I guess when it comes out it will be v0.4 and then 3 months later v1.0 will come out.

  • http://www.blakespot.com Blake Patterson

    Don't knock the Saturn, dalek.

  • http://www.blakespot.com Blake Patterson

    Don't knock the Saturn, dalek.

  • rich_952000

    This game is out, ore-release version .9, and $.99!

  • rich_952000

    This game is out, ore-release version .9, and $.99!

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