Gameloft Acquires Heroes License
Gameloft added another hit TV license to its rapidly growing stable this week by acquiring the rights to develop and publish a mobile game based on NBC Universal's Heroes. The show chronicles the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities, and was recently named the "Favorite New Television Drama" by the People's Choice Awards.
Heroes: The Mobile Game will "allow fans of the show and casual gamers the chance to experience the thrill of the superhuman abilities of the show's characters." Players will assume the role of multiple heroes, including Hiro Nakamura, Niki Sanders, and Matt Parkman. The game follows the events of the show's first season and second seasons, with a script being contributed to by series writers.
"'Heroes' has created a large, die-hard fan culture and we are excited to bring the action and intrigue of NBC's leading drama series to gamers and 'Heroes' fans alike," said Gonzague de Vallois, vice-president of Publishing, Gameloft. "With an international cast and rapidly growing international level of success, Heroes has achieved a massive global appeal and as such, Gameloft is the perfect publisher to deliver Heroes: The Mobile Game worldwide."
Gameloft has also released mobile games based on Lost, Desperate Housewives, and The O.C., among others.