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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If there is one thing to be said about features that the Wii has over its competitors it is that it is 100% backwards compatible with its predecessor. Every GameCube disc will play on your Wii, no questions asked, which, in my opinion, is awesome.
I was a latecomer to the GameCube, holding out until "Mario Kart: Double Dash" was released, but that's when I dove in. Being the habitual video game collector that I am, I have been doing my best to fill out my GameCube library with the best the box had to offer. I feel that I've done a pretty good job of picking up most of the worthwhile titles. I focused mainly on the first party games since, for the most part, if a multiplatform game came out last generation, I picked it up on the PS2. The collector in me rears its head when it comes to some of the titles on the system that are hard to find. If it's rare, I'll do my best to get it.
My collection is nowhere near complete, and I'm not going to claim that it is. However, I think I have picked up most of the games that suit my taste, but I'm not sure where to stop. I was planning on holding out and waiting for "Radio Allergy" to be released, but that doesn't look like it's going to happen... ever.
Have I missed any important GameCube games?
This is where you come in. Please take a look at the list of titles in my GameCube collection and let me know if there are any more that I need to pick up. Am I missing your favorite? Are there any really hard to find games that are worth hunting down? Help me figure out where to stop before these games completely disappear from store shelves.
Last week at the DICE summit in Las Vegas I interviewed Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce about many things going on in his company. Most of our conversation will appear on MTVNews.com.
But here's a notable extra for you blog-readers out there.
Did you hear about that list of canceled games Pearce, Blizzard president Mike Morhaime, and company lead designer Rob Pardo presented at DICE? A list of games they said they started making but never finished?
This list, snapped as a photo by Kotaku.
I had some questions for Pearce about it, including why "StarCraft Ghost" wasn't on it. But first, I asked, which of the game on the list came closest to release?