Heroes game canceled by Ubisoft

Posted: November 17, 2008 in Scifi
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By Andrew Webster | Published: November 07, 2008 – 11:00AM CT

It looks like there will be no saving of cheerleaders, nor saving of worlds for gamers out there, as Ubisoft has announced that it has canceled development on the game based on the NBC television show, Heroes. Though the game was originally announced last year, virtually no details about it have been revealed since.

“The rights to the Heroes video game have reverted back to NBC Universal. Ubisoft will no longer produce a video game based on the TV series,” Ubisoft PR director Jaime Cottini said. This means that for those holding out hope of stepping into Hiro Nakamura’s shoes, there is still a chance that another developer could pick up the license. But given what I’ve heard about the last two seasons (I stopped watching after the first), it doesn’t seem all that likely.

Heroes is a serial drama on NBC that follows the stories of a number of different characters who are coming to grips with the realization that they have super-powers. The structure is similar to other dramas like Lost, and like that show, Heroes sports an absurdly large cast and increasingly convoluted plot. It is currently in its third season.

While the idea may sound good on paper, the fact that Heroes isn’t particularly action-focused could make it difficult to make a game based on the show. Then again, the Lost game wasn’t that bad, so maybe it could work.

via Heroes game canceled by Ubisoft

  1. Arnold says:

    i didnt even know they were making a game 4 it. hell i didnt even know Lost had a game already. im gonna havta look up a youtube video on that.

    i hope the producers and writers for Heroes are miserable.


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