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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.
Both projects are bound to be topics of conversation at this week's San Diego Comic-Con International, especially at a Heroes panel. Ubisoft also plans to get buzz going there with another TV property, unveiling the first trailer for Lost: The Video Game, created in partnership with ABC and set for release in early 2008. In that game, players will play a passenger on Oceanic Flight 815 who interacts with the main characters on the show and battles the smoke monster.
The game is the latest addition to a rapidly expanding canon of Heroes-related brand extensions including graphic novels, the Heroes 360 Web site, a mobile game by GameLoft, and Heroes: Origins, a spinoff show set to begin airing in 2008. »
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