Heroes game confirmed

Show creator says so.

Heroes creator Tim Kring has confirmed that Ubisoft will be making a game based on the hugely popular U.S. television series.

It will be a third-person action offering for PC, 360 and PS3, and could appear as soon as late 2008.

"We're very excited to be making the Heroes videogame with Ubisoft," Tim Kring told US site The Hollywood Reporter. "Time and again, Ubisoft has proven they can turn licensed properties into fantastic games."

The game will focus on the entire cast of Heroes and will be developed internally at Ubisoft - kept under close supervision from the television team.

It won't retell or bridge the cap between either the first or upcoming second series of the show. Instead it will attempt to offer its own insight into the franchise, hopefully giving it a longer lasting shelf-life.

Heroes tells the story of ordinary people who discover they have unlikely super-human powers. What follows is their journey from secrecy to recognition - so expect plenty of X-Men-like abilities on show and action packed gameplay.

"From Day 1 we've all been thinking about the game," Heroes co-executive producer Jesse Alexander told The Hollywood Reporter. "All along we've been writing some of our stories in ways they can tie into the eventual video game."

Ubisoft will be talking about Heroes at the upcoming Comic-Con event in San Diego later this week. It will also be detailing its recent acquisition of James Cameron's Avatar film licence, as well as unveiling the first trailer for Lost: The Videogame.

The French publisher clearly likes its telly.

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