Ubisoft drops Heroes game

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It has emerged that French publishing giant Ubisoft will not be publishing a video game based on the TV series Heroes after all, MTV reports.

Ubisoft scooped the rights to the franchise, which tells the story of a number of genetically modified super-heroes, in July last year. However, following the increasingly muted response to the third series of the show, Ubisoft has decided not to follow through.

A statement reads: 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 originally scheduled for release this year. The company has previously published games based on fellow US TV brands Lost and CSI.