UPDATE: July 12, 2015 - 5:10 PM - Imperative Entertainment and Universal Television have released the first trailer for the "Heroes Reborn" video games.
The games, titled "Heroes Reborn: Gemini" and "Heroes Reborn: Enigma," will feature two different stories from Kring. "Gemini" will be available on consoles like the XBox One and Playstation 4 as well as PCs and Macs. "Enigma," on the other hand, will be a mobile game designed for smartphones and tablets. The stories contained therein will expand the "Heroes Reborn" universe by introducing new characters and settings.
"'Heroes Reborn: Gemini' and 'Heroes Reborn: Enigma' tell two interlocking tales of characters and environments that fans of 'Heroes Reborn' have never seen. As the first games produced by Imperative Entertainment, we wanted to make sure the games lived up to our expectations and the expectations of 'Heroes' fans," Kring said in a statement. "I am proud to say that the game play and storylines are exceptional and the games are lot of fun to play."
For the first time in the franchise's history, fans will be able to experience first hand what it's like to be a hero. "Gemini" will take place from the first person point of view of a young woman named Cassanda, who must deal with her new abilities as she tries to uncover the mysteries of her past. "Enigma" will follow Dahlia as she escapes the Quarry, a secret government facility. Though both games can be played seperately, certain characters and story elements do intertwine.
Premiering Sept. 24, "Heroes Reborn" stars franchise veterans Masi Oka, Greg Grunberg, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Jimmy Jean-Louis and Cristine Rose, joined by a cast of newcomers that includes Zachary Levi, Kiki Sukezane, Robbie Kay, Judith Shekoni, Henry Zebrowski, Gatlin Green, Dylan Bruce and Nazneen Contractor.
Official Press Release:
Imperative Entertainment Announces HEROES REBORN: Gemini and HEROES REBORN: Enigma
New console and mobile games developed by Phosphor and Tim Kring's Imperative enable fans to dive deeper into NBC's "HEROES REBORN" universe
SAN DIEGO (July 8, 2015) - Imperative Entertainment today announced a licensing agreement with Universal Partnerships & Licensing to produce two new games to celebrate the launch of NBC's "HEROES REBORN"event series this fall, which expands upon the "HEROES" universe. The games, HEROES REBORN: Gemini (console/PC/Mac) and HEROES REBORN: Enigma (smartphone/tablet), feature two different stories from "HEROES" creator and "HEROES REBORN" Executive Producer Tim Kring.
In the expansive "HEROES" franchise, this is the first time mobile and console games have been created. Both games will be available for digital download and offer fans a chance to dive deeper into the world of "HEROES REBORN," allowing users to experience what it's like to "Be The Hero" for the first time. HEROES REBORN: Gemini and HEROES REBORN: Enigma will introduce players to never-before-seen characters and environments.
Kring, creator of the "HEROES" universe and Imperative Entertainment co-founder, tapped Phosphor, a leading independent producer of quality console and mobile games, to develop both games. To make for a truly immersive 3-D experience, the Unreal Engine 4 was used to create both games.
"HEROES REBORN: Gemini and HEROES REBORN: Enigma tell two interlocking tales of characters and environments that fans of 'HEROES REBORN' have never seen. As the first games produced by Imperative Entertainment, we wanted to make sure the games lived up to our expectations and the expectations of 'HEROES' fans," Kring said. "I am proud to say that the game play and storylines are exceptional and the games are lot of fun to play."
Expanding on the television story arc of "HEROES REBORN," HEROES REBORN: Gemini is a next-generation first-person adventure PC/console game that brings players into the dangerous world of Cassandra, a young woman who is determined to solve the mysteries of her past while discovering her new powers. The first-person action-puzzle mobile game, HEROES REBORN: Enigma, follows Dahlia, an evolved human with incredible powers, as she attempts to escape captivity at a secret government facility called The Quarry.
Both games can be played and enjoyed separately but share key characters, story points and gameplay dynamics, creating a richer experience for those who play both games.
"We're thrilled to be giving 'HEROES REBORN' fans a chance to further immerse themselves in this wonderful world Tim has created, " said Zak Kadison, COO and co-founder of Imperative. "Now players have the option to be the hero from home or on the go."
A teaser video for the game will be unveiled on Sunday, July 12, at NBC's "HEROES REBORN"panel at San Diego Comic-Con, after which it will be widely viewable across numerous video platforms.
"HEROES REBORN" premieres Thursday, September 24, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.