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  Imperative Entertainment Announces HEROES REBORN: Gemini and HEROES REBORN: Enigma
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07/08/2015
 


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SAN DIEGO (July 8, 2015) - Imperative Entertainment today announced a licensing agreement with Universal Partnerships & Licensing to produce two new games to celebrate the launch of NBC's "HEROES REBORN"event series this fall, which expands upon the "HEROES" universe. The games,  HEROES REBORN: Gemini(console/PC/Mac) and  HEROES REBORN: Enigma (smartphone/tablet), feature two different stories from "HEROES" creator and "HEROES REBORN" Executive Producer Tim Kring.

In the expansive "HEROES" franchise, this is the first time mobile and console games have been created. Both games will be available for digital download and offer fans a chance to dive deeper into the world of "HEROES REBORN," allowing users to experience what it's like to "Be The Hero" for the first time.  HEROES REBORN: Gemini and HEROES REBORN: Enigma will introduce players to never-before-seen characters and environments.

Kring, creator of the "HEROES" universe and Imperative Entertainment co-founder, tapped Phosphor, a leading independent producer of quality console and mobile games, to develop both games. To make for a truly immersive 3-D experience, the Unreal Engine 4 was used to create both games.

" HEROES REBORN: Gemini and  HEROES REBORN: Enigma tell two interlocking tales of characters and environments that fans of 'HEROES REBORN' have never seen. As the first games produced by Imperative Entertainment, we wanted to make sure the games lived up to our expectations and the expectations of 'HEROES' fans," Kring said.  "I am proud to say that the game play and storylines are exceptional and the games are lot of fun to play."

Expanding on the television story arc of "HEROES REBORN,"  HEROES REBORN: Gemini is a next-generation first-person adventure PC/console game that brings players into the dangerous world of Cassandra, a young woman who is determined to solve the mysteries of her past while discovering her new powers. The first-person action-puzzle mobile game,  HEROES REBORN: Enigma, follows Dahlia, an evolved human with incredible powers, as she attempts to escape captivity at a secret government facility called The Quarry.

Both games can be played and enjoyed separately but share key characters, story points and gameplay dynamics, creating a richer experience for those who play both games.

"We're thrilled to be giving 'HEROES REBORN' fans a chance to further immerse themselves in this wonderful world Tim has created, " said Zak Kadison, COO and co-founder of Imperative. "Now players have the option to be the hero from home or on the go."

A teaser video for the game will be unveiled on Sunday, July 12, at NBC's "HEROES REBORN"panel at San Diego Comic-Con, after which it will be widely viewable across numerous video platforms.

"HEROES REBORN" premieres Thursday, September 24, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

Heroes Reborn is a trademark and copyright of Universal Television. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLC 2015. All Rights Reserved.

About Heroes Reborn

From creator/executive producer Tim Kring, who imagined NBC's original critically-acclaimed 2006 "Heroes" series, comes "Heroes Reborn," an epic 13-episode event series that chronicles the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities.  The cast includes Jack Coleman ("Heroes") as Noah Bennet, a.k.a. H.R.G., Zachary Levi ("Chuck"), Robbie Kay ("Once Upon a Time"), Kiki Sukezane ("Death Yankee 3"), Ryan Guzman ("The Boy Next Door"), Gatlin Green ("Criminal Minds"), Henry Zebrowski ("A to Z"), Judith Shekoni ("The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2"), Danika Yarosh ("Shameless") and Rya Kihlstedt ("Masters of Sex").  Some of the original cast will be returning in guest star arcs, including Masi Oka, Greg Grunberg, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Cristine Rose, Noah Gray-Cabey and Jimmy Jean-Louis.

Joining Kring are executive producers James Middleton ("Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles") and Peter Elkoff ("Sons of Anarchy").  "Heroes Reborn" is produced by Imperative Entertainment and Tailwind in association with Universal Television, and will air in Fall 2015.

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About Imperative Entertainment

Imperative Entertainment develops produces, and finances original and branded programming across all platforms including film, television, video games, books, comics, and new media. The company, founded by Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas, Zak Kadison and Tim Kring in 2014, is currently producing "Heroes Reborn" for NBC together with Tailwind in association with Universal Television, amongnumerous additional projects.

About Universal Partnerships & Licensing

Universal Partnerships & Licensing (UP&L) oversees NBCUniversal's consumer product and digital licensing for Universal Pictures, NBC Television, Focus Features and Sprout Channel. This dedicated division is also responsible for film, home entertainment and television promotions. UP&L is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.