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'Heroes' game is official, will be published by Ubisoft

2:11 PM on 07.26.2007

Dale North

Former Dtoid EIC

We've heard a bit of buzz this week, but now it's real: A videogame based on NBC's hit television show Heroes has just been officially announced.

Ubisoft signed a licensing agreement with Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group to make a game based on the hit drama about a group of humans with supernatural powers. It was one of the top rated television shows of last year and racked up over 14 million viewers each week. Other than the publisher details and licensing agreement, no additional details have been released.   

"With a gripping storyline and rich characters, Heroes lends itself naturally to a video game format," said Christian Salomon, vice president of worldwide licensing at Ubisoft. "By offering people the chance to interact directly with the show's captivating universe, there is no doubt that the game will appeal to both fans of the series and avid gamers."


Hopefully gamers won't be stuck 'saving the cheerleader' with Wii-mote waggle motions. This licensed game could go far if done right, but we'll have to wait and see how Ubisoft plans to take this on.

Hit the jump for the full release.

Today Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, announced that it has signed a licensing agreement with Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group to develop and publish a video game based on the television drama series "Heroes®."

The first season of Tim Kring's hit TV series has attracted over 14 million viewers each week and is one of the most popular shows among 18-49 year-olds. Time magazine named "Heroes" one of the Top 10 TV shows for 2006, and the phenomenon is now broadcast in more than 30 countries across the globe.

"Heroes" is an epic drama that chronicles the lives of ordinary people across the world who discover they possess extraordinary abilities, such as telepathy, time travel and flight. They will soon come to realize that the fate of the world depends on them, and be forced to team up against someone seeking to eliminate them.

"With a gripping storyline and rich characters, Heroes lends itself naturally to a video game format," said Christian Salomon, vice president of worldwide licensing at Ubisoft. "By offering people the chance to interact directly with the show's captivating universe, there is no doubt that the game will appeal to both fans of the series and avid gamers."

"We are very excited to be making the 'Heroes' video game with Ubisoft," said Tim Kring, executive producer and creator of "Heroes." "Time and again, Ubisoft has proven they can turn licensed properties into fantastic games."
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