Ubisoft has announced that it has signed an agreement with Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group to develop and publish a video game based on NBC’s popular super hero based television series Heroes.
The series, which premiered on September 25, and attracted over 14 million viewers each week during its first season, was one of the top 10 TV shows in 2006, according to Time Magazine. The show follows the lives of seemingly ordinary people who discover that they have extraordinary abilities, such a flight, telepathy, or time travel.
While no details have yet been announced concerning the upcoming video game adaptation, Christian Salomon, vice president of worldwide licensing at Ubisoft, notes that the show “lends itself naturally to a video game format,” adding that “there is no doubt that the game will appeal to both fans of the series and avid gamers.”
While Heroes marks the latest television property to be given the video game treatment by Ubisoft, it is not the first, with the company having announced in May 2006 that it would develop a game based on ABC’s hit drama Lost. The company today announced the first details of the upcoming title, confirming that it will not only come to PCs as previously announced, but to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 as well.
Expected to ship in the first quarter of 2008, Ubisoft notes that Lost will put you in the role a survivor of Oceanic Flight 815 as you must “confront your dark past, seek your redemption, and ultimately find a way home.” The game will also feature many locations popularized by the show, as well as an emphasis on puzzles and mysteries. The characters from the show will also play a role in the Lost, though it has not yet been confirmed if the actors will voice their in-game personas.
“Ubisoft is thrilled to be collaborating with ABC to develop this phenomenal television series into an interactive experience,” said Helene Juguet, US senior director of marketing for Ubisoft. “Ubisoft has worked closely with ABC Studios and the show’s producers to create a compelling storyline that has the same mystery, adventure and intensity fans of the show have come to expect from the Lost brand.”