Warner Bros has released their online multiplayer Watchmen: Justice is Coming game [App Store]. The $0.99 release is described as an "advanced release edition" with promises for "more updates to come".

WATCHMEN: Justice is Coming is an online role playing game developed exclusively for the iPhone and iPod touch and inspired by the highly anticipated WATCHMEN film.

Explore the incredible Watchmen universe in the year 1975, where crime is rampant and average citizens take matters into their own hands. Create your own unique character and begin adventuring through the dark and gritty streets of New York City while following an original Watchmen inspired storyline through a real-time 3D world. Discover hidden artifacts and level up your character by completing story objectives, defeating criminals and challenging other players to battle in a dynamic strategy fighting game.

Our forum users have had mixed experiences with the game. Those who have been able to log-on seem to be happy with the game:

You start out by creating a new character with a name, gender, skin color, and personality type(chosen by looking at an ink blot and choosing ''what you see''). You're then thrown into a 3D ''New York'' where the story is set for you.

The load time for this true MMO is great for an iPod/Phone. Like others have said, you touch the screen to where you want to go in the fully 3D environment. You collect costume parts, follow a story, fight RL players and in game bots. All of this gains you EXP so you can level up. When you level, you gain ability points when you level that can go into health, attack, defense, and movement.

However, some users have been unable to login -- instead, seeing server-timeouts and crashes. In fact, we've also seen some timeouts and crashes, so we can't really recommend paying for this title yet.

App Store Link: Watchmen: Justice is Coming, $0.99

  • rich_952000

    I was one of the first people to d/l this game yesterday, yesterday: Amazing! Today: Shite!

    Please fix the Watchmen!

  • rich_952000

    I was one of the first people to d/l this game yesterday, yesterday: Amazing! Today: Shite!

    Please fix the Watchmen!

  • palapalooza

    I remember when World of Warcraft first started. The servers were so overwhelmed it took a while to log on, the servers crashed, lag everywhere, and so many people (especially the hard-core gamers) stated as a fact that WoW was a failure and would never amount to anything due to these problems that they assumed would never be fixed.

    *Sheesh* People! It's a very popular movie right now, you can't go anywhere on the net without seeing some mention of it (except for lolcats, they haven't found a cat with an ink-blot face yet). Of course it's going to be overwhelmed, and probably will be through the weekend.

  • palapalooza

    I remember when World of Warcraft first started. The servers were so overwhelmed it took a while to log on, the servers crashed, lag everywhere, and so many people (especially the hard-core gamers) stated as a fact that WoW was a failure and would never amount to anything due to these problems that they assumed would never be fixed.

    *Sheesh* People! It's a very popular movie right now, you can't go anywhere on the net without seeing some mention of it (except for lolcats, they haven't found a cat with an ink-blot face yet). Of course it's going to be overwhelmed, and probably will be through the weekend.

  • Oliath

    Looks like it's not available in the uk appstore :-(
    Or it's been taken down.

  • Oliath

    Looks like it's not available in the uk appstore :-(
    Or it's been taken down.

  • http://www.metroccolis.com your personal robot

    No, it's a US only.... :(

  • http://www.metroccolis.com your personal robot

    No, it's a US only.... :(

  • Marinaro9

    ill probably purchase it. it's only $1.00. ive spent a dollar on worse...

  • Marinaro9

    ill probably purchase it. it's only $1.00. ive spent a dollar on worse...

  • Jordan10la

    No Canada? :(

  • Jordan10la

    No Canada? :(

  • Bittles16

    Gutted this isn't available in the uk, will it eventually be released here?

  • Bittles16

    Gutted this isn't available in the uk, will it eventually be released here?

  • Oliath

    Nooooo
    Do you mean it will only be a us release or will it go
    International?

  • Oliath

    Nooooo
    Do you mean it will only be a us release or will it go
    International?

  • http://a-13.net Eli H

    This game really is exceptionally terrible. I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt in that this was probably extremely rushed to make it out with a simultaneous release of the movie... but even so, how they can charge people for this is amazing. I've been unable to get it to run for any more than five minutes, even after restarting, reinstalling, etc.

    Neat idea, but this release is so terrible that I think pushing it out in time for the movie will do them more harm than good.

  • http://a-13.net Eli H

    This game really is exceptionally terrible. I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt in that this was probably extremely rushed to make it out with a simultaneous release of the movie... but even so, how they can charge people for this is amazing. I've been unable to get it to run for any more than five minutes, even after restarting, reinstalling, etc.

    Neat idea, but this release is so terrible that I think pushing it out in time for the movie will do them more harm than good.

  • Dave

    Yea I tried it today and it does need a lot of work. It may turn out to be a good game but there is no way to tell from what was released today.

  • Dave

    Yea I tried it today and it does need a lot of work. It may turn out to be a good game but there is no way to tell from what was released today.

  • Marlon

    I hate virtual sports games

  • Marlon

    I hate virtual sports games

  • Eric

    Yeah this game is a rip off. They really should have address these problems earlier. They obviously have the money to make this a good game, it's Warner Bros.! My game crashes before I can even move my character around.

  • Eric

    Yeah this game is a rip off. They really should have address these problems earlier. They obviously have the money to make this a good game, it's Warner Bros.! My game crashes before I can even move my character around.

  • Wmc

    It crashes all the time for me

  • Wmc

    It crashes all the time for me

  • KwikPwn

    Crash-fest on my 1st gen iPod touch, stay away until issues are resolved.

  • KwikPwn

    Crash-fest on my 1st gen iPod touch, stay away until issues are resolved.

  • Bilal

    @Eli Its probably server side and not an issue with the game so hold your horses i doubt they wont be able to fix the issues, most online games on the iphone have been able to fix this issue.

  • Bilal

    @Eli Its probably server side and not an issue with the game so hold your horses i doubt they wont be able to fix the issues, most online games on the iphone have been able to fix this issue.

  • NienorGT

    Great... US only...

  • NienorGT

    Great... US only...

  • BOWB4ZOD

    so lame that we can't get it in Canada. There loss I guess

  • BOWB4ZOD

    so lame that we can't get it in Canada. There loss I guess

  • http://www.tibiame.com Barely

    So, anybody got it running? Is it really a MMO or just an arena with random online opponents?

  • http://www.tibiame.com Barely

    So, anybody got it running? Is it really a MMO or just an arena with random online opponents?

  • ratgt

    "Barely Says:
    March 7th, 2009 at 10:07 am
    So, anybody got it running? Is it really a MMO or just an arena with random online opponents?"

    It's a MMO with random crashes, disconnections, glitches and HUGE amounts of lag... An anti-hero, in the name of bad/unplayable gaming!!!
    It is SURELY a rushed-out version and the tech-people responsible for the online work-flow and functioning of the game, are either amateurs or VERY irresponsible in calculating the type of servers and net-speed needed to handle all the online players...
    FIX THIS DISASTER and it MIGHT turn out to be a pretty worthwhile 'time-waster'

  • ratgt

    "Barely Says:
    March 7th, 2009 at 10:07 am
    So, anybody got it running? Is it really a MMO or just an arena with random online opponents?"

    It's a MMO with random crashes, disconnections, glitches and HUGE amounts of lag... An anti-hero, in the name of bad/unplayable gaming!!!
    It is SURELY a rushed-out version and the tech-people responsible for the online work-flow and functioning of the game, are either amateurs or VERY irresponsible in calculating the type of servers and net-speed needed to handle all the online players...
    FIX THIS DISASTER and it MIGHT turn out to be a pretty worthwhile 'time-waster'

  • WakaWakka

    This game sucks so bad! Im from Germany, and its laggin' so hard! And after every fight you have to wait because it disconnect you from the server (or reconnect) then you have to look at the opening intro....every fucking time!!!! it takes about a minute till you are back in the game!

    The graphics are great, but its not playable with this huge amount of bugs!

    Don't buy this game!!!!! not now!!! wait for an update

    (sorry for my shitty english :P)

  • WakaWakka

    This game sucks so bad! Im from Germany, and its laggin' so hard! And after every fight you have to wait because it disconnect you from the server (or reconnect) then you have to look at the opening intro....every fucking time!!!! it takes about a minute till you are back in the game!

    The graphics are great, but its not playable with this huge amount of bugs!

    Don't buy this game!!!!! not now!!! wait for an update

    (sorry for my shitty english :P)

  • Raw Hide

    I've spent about 2 hours on it since download. While I can walk around and find costume pieces in dumpsters... new costume pieces only show up in inventory about half the time. I've tried to fight NPC and PC about 20 times, while only making it to the actual fight screen twice. Game server disconnected 14 times with the other 6 times the app completely crashed. The quest system is completely broken as well. Perhaps the reason for the $1 introductory price is so the developers can beta test this disaster while still getting paid?

  • Raw Hide

    I've spent about 2 hours on it since download. While I can walk around and find costume pieces in dumpsters... new costume pieces only show up in inventory about half the time. I've tried to fight NPC and PC about 20 times, while only making it to the actual fight screen twice. Game server disconnected 14 times with the other 6 times the app completely crashed. The quest system is completely broken as well. Perhaps the reason for the $1 introductory price is so the developers can beta test this disaster while still getting paid?

  • AA

    It's not available on the Aus app store.

  • AA

    It's not available on the Aus app store.

  • FlapJackCracker

    Reason #117 why I can't wait for the premium app section...

  • FlapJackCracker

    Reason #117 why I can't wait for the premium app section...

  • R3cr38

    Forget the naysayers ! The gameis great and it's only 99 cents . I can't think of anything worth that that's a better deal than this. Yeah there are a few kinks but I say it's worth it . I mean how many mmos are handheld ?
    Oh yeah and for the people who are a little slow : you don't have to watch the fly by intro all the time, just tap the screen !

    Honestly how many people are so jaded ! i

  • R3cr38

    Forget the naysayers ! The gameis great and it's only 99 cents . I can't think of anything worth that that's a better deal than this. Yeah there are a few kinks but I say it's worth it . I mean how many mmos are handheld ?
    Oh yeah and for the people who are a little slow : you don't have to watch the fly by intro all the time, just tap the screen !

    Honestly how many people are so jaded ! i

  • twick

    I logged in, went to character creation, App crashed, logged back in and now I am a flying Male + Female Torso. I got screenshots.

  • twick

    I logged in, went to character creation, App crashed, logged back in and now I am a flying Male + Female Torso. I got screenshots.

  • http://bharmon.wordpress.com Barry

    I bought it despite the naysayers. I figure it will be updated soon and it won't be 99 cents forever. I'd buy low for a soon to be fixed game rather than buy high for a fixed game. It happened with "I Love Katamari" and will happen with this game.

  • http://bharmon.wordpress.com Barry

    I bought it despite the naysayers. I figure it will be updated soon and it won't be 99 cents forever. I'd buy low for a soon to be fixed game rather than buy high for a fixed game. It happened with "I Love Katamari" and will happen with this game.

  • S//CIERRAH!

    I downloaded it today; I dont like it, not yet anyway. It needs A LOT of work. Mine crashes when i open certain dumpsters, or will disconnect randomly. & now i've found when i go to the Red Light district, that it's just black, with my little avatar walking around aimlessly in the rain.

    It's lame. Hopefully there will be big updates soon.

  • S//CIERRAH!

    I downloaded it today; I dont like it, not yet anyway. It needs A LOT of work. Mine crashes when i open certain dumpsters, or will disconnect randomly. & now i've found when i go to the Red Light district, that it's just black, with my little avatar walking around aimlessly in the rain.

    It's lame. Hopefully there will be big updates soon.

  • Roughtrade

    Have had it for a couple days. Amusing time waster. More like a MUD with graphics than an MMO but an interesting application of the touch screen tech.

    If they really want to keep it interesting they need to have a chat system that allows you to see what you said without closing out everything. And yah, I get the 'crash on every third dumpster' issue too. I figure since I have never found anything I must be crashing any time something is inside one.

  • Roughtrade

    Have had it for a couple days. Amusing time waster. More like a MUD with graphics than an MMO but an interesting application of the touch screen tech.

    If they really want to keep it interesting they need to have a chat system that allows you to see what you said without closing out everything. And yah, I get the 'crash on every third dumpster' issue too. I figure since I have never found anything I must be crashing any time something is inside one.

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  • Bob

    Well, it's a start. It's nice to see that an MMO is possible on the iPod/iPhone, but there's not really any content or any social aspects, and the "combat system"... well, that's a loose term for it if I've ever heard one. Still, you gotta start somewhere. Now we need Blizzard to get involved and do it up right.

  • Bob

    Well, it's a start. It's nice to see that an MMO is possible on the iPod/iPhone, but there's not really any content or any social aspects, and the "combat system"... well, that's a loose term for it if I've ever heard one. Still, you gotta start somewhere. Now we need Blizzard to get involved and do it up right.