Ubisoft Drops Plans For ‘Heroes’ Game

Those hoping to play a virtual version of near-invincible cheerleader Claire Bennet anytime soon are going to be disappointed.

Ubisoft has confirmed to MTV Multiplayer that the company is no longer publishing the “Heroes” video game based on the NBC television series.

Here’s the statement from public relations director Jaime Cottini:

“The rights to the ’Heroes’ video game have reverted back to NBC Universal. Ubisoft will no longer produce a video game based on the TV series.”

The game was officially announced in July 2007 and slated to release in late 2008. Ubisoft’s announcement follows NBC’s firing of the program’s executive producers, reported by Variety this past weekend.

The series is currently in its third season, and despite being a huge hit and a critical darling in its first season, it has received low ratings. Many fans have soured on the show due to increasingly convoluted plotlines.

Ubisoft has also published other games based on TV shows, such as ABC’s “Lost” and CBS’s “CSI.” The high ratings of both series haven’t exactly translated into high Metacritic scores.

Readers, would you still like a “Heroes” console game to see the light of day?

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