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.