NBC's Hit 'Heroes' Headed To The Video Game World
Fans of the hit NBC television show ‘Heroes’ now have a video game in the future to look forward to. The game is being developed by Ubisoft, the guys that just keep coming at us this year with good news. Many companies have struggled in 2007, yet these French guys over at Ubisoft seem to have the winning formula working for them. I have no idea how well this television show would work as a video game, but it does have potential. Let’s just hope they avoid the “Hollywood” approach that has ruined so many games based on movies and shows in the past.
NBC’s hit series “Heroes” is powering up for a video game adaptation by French gamemaker Ubisoft.
The long-in-the-works deal gives Ubisoft the rights to build a third-person superhero action game that brings the series characters, locations and story lines to next-generation game consoles and the PC. The untitled game could be in stores as soon as late 2008.
“We’re 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.”
The deal represents Ubisoft’s second big licensing announcement of the week, coming on the heels of Tuesday’s revelation of a partnership with filmmaker James Cameron and 20th Century Fox on a game for the 2009 sci-fi film “Avatar” (HR 7/24).