The woes keep coming for NBC's Heroes. Back in July 2007, Ubisoft announced they’d acquired the Heroes license, and planned an action game featuring the show’s characters in third person adventures. It was originally to be fast-tracked and hitting stores as early as this holiday season. Now comes news that the game has been cancelled, and Ubisoft has given the rights back to NBC Universal.
The news comes on the heels of co-executive producers Jeph Loeb and Jesse Alexander being fired from the show earlier this week. The series has been in a slump since the Writer’s Strike-shortened second season, and is currently experience a viewership decline of 21 %
The loss is another gut punch for Ubisoft as well, as it was the publisher of Lost: Via Domus, a game which put players in control of a new character rather than an established one from the show. The game didn’t do too well with its target audience, dropping to bargain prices after only a couple months, selling for $30 dollars on consoles and $20 on PC.