Ubisoft announces Heroes contract
- Posted July 26th, 2007 at 16:32 EDT by
- 10 Comments
NBC’s hit TV show Heroes is gearing up for a video game adaptation.
Ubisoft was finally given rights to create a super hero game based on the show after a long wait in line. The rights allow Ubisoft to bring the series' characters, locations and story lines to a action pack next generation game.
Tim King, executive producer and creator of Heroes commented:
“We’re very excited to be making the Heroes video game with Ubisoft, time and again, Ubisoft has proven they can turn licensed properties into fantastic games.”
Co-Executive Jesse Alexander added: “All along we’ve been writing some of our stories in ways they can tie into the eventual video game.”
Instead of focusing on just one character from the TV series, Ubisoft will focus on the entire cast bringing a unique storyline with each. The writers will also play a roll in the video game series as they focus on cross platform storytelling for future seasons. Ubisoft will have their own writers for the video game series but the writers from the TV show will also be assisting in development.
TV to video game ports are very rare as the game relies on the shows lasting popularity, but Heroes is surely going to be a show with a lasting appeal. We expect to see the game hit store shelves late 2008.
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- 11:34am EDT - July 26th, 2007
Would be cool to play as Sylar, and every Hero you kill you get their power.
- 11:35am EDT - July 26th, 2007
great, another crappy tv game port, when will companies realize that these games fail miserably (24 the game anyone, didn't think so).
- 11:44am EDT - July 26th, 2007
I dont feel that this game is going to live up to the hype it will get. Look at other TV series to game ports (The Shield, 24). I dont believe this will be worth a buy, a rent maybe...
- 11:47am EDT - July 26th, 2007
thats so true movie and tv video game ports always suck, i don't know why its some kind of rule lol
- 11:57am EDT - July 26th, 2007
It's a great idea, but I would have to see how it turns out. I just hope that they don't mess up because HEORES is such a great show. I can't remember the last time a regular TV show was made into a good game other than Anime
- 12:28pm EDT - July 26th, 2007
I'll have to wait and see what this may be about. I would be cool to be Sylar... ^_^
- 1:00pm EDT - July 26th, 2007
psn id: gingo... this is weird but intriguing at the same time
- 1:08pm EDT - July 26th, 2007
This game should be a PS3 exclusive seeing as the PS always makes a cameo on the show. lol
- 1:54pm EDT - July 27th, 2007
Wait I see it... yup hero's with special powers that can throw fireballs, turn invisible, have crazy strength, agility, speed, can see and tell the future.............. nevermind we have seen it all before.
- 2:15am EDT - August 18th, 2008
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