Ubisoft finds Heroes

French publisher unveils game based on NBC freshman drama, details action adventure based on ABC's <i>Lost</i>.

While film-to-movie tie-ins are still considered anathema to many in the gaming world, Ubisoft seems to be using this year's Comic-Con 2007 to show that it has no qualms adapting others' intellectual property. Earlier this week, the French publisher announced it would develop and publish the game portion of James Cameron's (Titantic, The Terminator) ambitious cross-media project, Avatar.

Today, the publisher revealed its latest cross-media project. Synergizing comics, TV, and games, Ubisoft announced it would be adapting NBC's freshman hit Heroes for unnamed platforms. While today's announcement was scant on details, Ubisoft vice president of worldwide licensing Christian Salomon did say that Heroes will allow players to "interact directly with the show's captivating universe."

Heroes isn't the only game based on a hit television show Ubisoft has in the works. In May 2006, the publisher revealed it had tapped its Montreal studio (Assassin's Creed, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time) to handle the game adaptation of ABC's intrigue-steeped drama Lost. Though the project was initially slated to appear in 2007, Ubisoft today updated that release window to Q1 2008, and noted that it will appear on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

Parting the curtain a bit further today, Ubisoft also revealed a few more details on what players can expect from Lost. Running with its artistic license, Ubisoft's Lost features the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 in an "untold adventure" on the mysterious island. While it will deviate from the television series, Lost fans should be quick to notice the familiar locales of the island, as well as the show's cast of characters. Ubisoft will also debut the game's first trailer during Comic-Con later today.

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Fennecus
Fennecus

I was just wondering if Heroes could become a video game. I thought UBISOFT could do it best. I looked it up and Wow was I right...I can't wait, so excited. 360 PS3 only, I see. Well save money or sell the Wii

IcanSpel
IcanSpel

I loved the heroes series! Maybe i might try out the game.

devil-neva-cry
devil-neva-cry

do you make your own player or do you play as the ones from the show this could turn out alright

BadWolf07
BadWolf07

I have to say, if anyone were to make a game based off of Heroes... I'd say it'd HAVE to be Ubisoft. Even though they messed up Lost, Heroes is a completely different show which would result in a completely different game. Besides, EA would only ruin it the same way they're gonna ruin the new KotOR MMO!

Mixman_Garrick
Mixman_Garrick

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! THIS CAN'T BE HAPPENING!!!! THEY CAN'T POSSIBLY THINK THAT CRAPPY SHOW COULD EVER BE TURNED INTO A VIDEO GAME!! IT'S IMPOSSIBLE!!!

Beamish1990
Beamish1990

I wouldn't want to play as one of the characters in the series, I'd rather start as someone completely new and slowly discover what your power is and how to use it over the course of the game.

pygmahia5
pygmahia5

ill wait for the review first before buying this game :/

gifteddie
gifteddie

hope this actully comes out I wanna play Sylar!

ry-an-ime
ry-an-ime

i love the series and its coming to the final episode of the 1st series in the uk and if this game is released it would be number 2 on my wishlist after mgs4 ;)

SLiM16
SLiM16

if i know game developers even a little, ubisoft has time after time proven itself. i'd hate to jump the gun on either of these games, have a little faith. the heroes game has a lot of potential, it really depends on which way they want to go with it. the possibilities are endless.

viatridis
viatridis

CAN"T WAIT FOR IT~~~~!!!! heroes ROCK

oqh92
oqh92

I certainly hope its out soon, and a good one too

ablance82
ablance82

this game could either be really really good or really really bad lets all hope for our sakes and theres they will make it good

jasonmasico
jasonmasico

Ubisoft is dominating over EA or Eidos

Randeh
Randeh

I think EA would make a much better job.. or Eidos..

other44
other44

sweeet! heroes is the best!

MichaeltheCM
MichaeltheCM

a tv based game. idk about that. i havent seen a good movie based game yet so i dont know how a tv based one will fair

rokkuman09
rokkuman09

I'm worried about the Lost game, I mean I love Lost but I doubt the game is going to be very good.. Hopefully it's good and surprises me.

Dreski83
Dreski83

for what?! :? This is one of those properties that nobody cared about when it 1st hit the scene, and now that it had some acclaimed spot light time, why not "expand" with the new season and make a game... freaking dumb! I'll still play it tho... :oops:

MovieMan200x
MovieMan200x

Yeah... those "film-to-movie" tie-ins suck.

DeadBullet
DeadBullet

Note to UBISOFT: Dont ruin the HEROES name!!!!!

teammojo
teammojo

I really don't care for the show myself but Ubisoft is good news for those who are fans of the show.

diamond2d
diamond2d

Hopefully it will be good, but come on.........its Ubisoft.

Ghostin-Dashell
Ghostin-Dashell

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HaTmAn101DK
HaTmAn101DK

this would make a great mmo...but lost, i don't know...i think it would look to much like far cry...

Ryo_Kensen
Ryo_Kensen

Ever since I first saw Heroes, I knew it'd make a great video-game. Glad to see it finally happening. :D

MKHavoc
MKHavoc

I love the show Heroes. I hope the game isn't terrible.

shiftysim
shiftysim

Great! Ubi got both, Lost and Heroes, nice job guys! It's all about the mystical magic makers at Montreal.

mkurts
mkurts

The show stinks - but I guess the game will be far worse, like all the lousy tie ins before. Maybe Heroes need the help of Uwe Boll to make it better.

aashkii
aashkii

I like the show Heroes, but I hope the game turns out good (although most licensed games fail miserably).

cheezlarson
cheezlarson

In the Lost game if you skip a level you won't know what's going on for the rest of the game.

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

I'm sorry but I can't see this game doing well at all. Ubisoft has been doing very well lately but I don't think that they should spend their success on these kinds of games.

lamprey263
lamprey263

I respect Ubisoft, but a Heroes game and a Lost game just sound bad.

boblighte
boblighte

The Heroes game better kick ass. I've never sent thousands of hate letters, but I have no qualms with starting now.

OrionNM
OrionNM

"Not Ubisoft"? Ubisoft is pretty much the only developer I remotely trust anymore. The games certainly have a lot of potential and it seems very early to be so negative on the Heroes game, and the Lost game for that matter.

moxomule
moxomule

let's be fair- a program that has as it two main protaganists heroes who can take the powers of every other super powered being they meet is begging to be made into a game- let's hope they have both a 'good' and an 'evil' campaign where we can play as both Peter pettrelli or Sylar. it just remains for them to actually do justice to the source material....though with a better ending...

Jebril
Jebril

This was a trivia question in Game Informer they said one time: Which Series has never been made into a Game? And Lost was the right one.....Now it will be the wrong one....Bleh.

kill_switch_eng
kill_switch_eng

woah whats with all the hostility? i mean yer movie/tv show to games don't normally work, but look who are the usual developers? either EA or some small company who no ones ever heard over. But this time its Ubisoft. look at the awesome games theyve got under there belt, and ask yourself,when was the last time they made a bad game? i cant think of any. although these will be of a slightly different style to anything they released before,i still think they'll be pretty decent, i mean there Montreal studio is developing it so its gunna be pretty good as those guys (and girls) specialise in the action adventure genre.

MilkyJoe1
MilkyJoe1

everything on that page will be rubbish

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I love the Heroes series, but this game will probably suck.

GandolfoCorp
GandolfoCorp

I can anticipate that both games will probably be as much fun as accidentally falling off a cliff

Satanmar
Satanmar

We've just had the show hit the UK on BBC2, and I'll admit I love it. But this isn't going to work!

stonerose
stonerose

would be cool to play a heroes game, but nooooooooo not ubisoft