Back in 2006, NBC starting airing an ambitious TV show called Heroes. In the beginning Heroes had all of the makings of a fantastic sci-fi program, as there were twists, conspiracies and high stakes drama as our titular heroes kept a delicate balance between using their powers for good (or evil), going public and keeping them in the dark. Sadly though, viewers felt that the second season was too slow and the third and fourth seasons were criticized heavily. Then, NBC canned it.
That was five years ago and in September, Heroes Reborn will be a proper, 13-episode reboot of the series, following on from Claire Bennet’s decision to go public about her abilities. Things took a dramatic turn after that, though, and apparently people weren’t too keen on the idea that superpowered (and sometimes unstable) people were roaming their streets.
We’ll get to explore these events for ourselves in two Heroes Reborn video game tie-ins. The two games will serve as prequels to the TV show and they are scheduled for release this year.
Heroes Reborn Video Games
The first of these games is a first person action adventure that will be coming to PC and consoles (PS4 and Xbox One releases are a safe bet). Called Heroes Reborn: Gemini, it stars a 20 year old woman named Cassandra who has plenty of super powered tricks up her sleeve. These include (close range) time travel and telekinesis which will be used to both solve puzzle and kick some bad guy ass.
One example is when Cassandra explores an abandoned building but finds herself faced with a locked door. So, what does she do? She goes into the past, finds the code on a bit of paper and uses it to bypass the door. Additionally, she can pick up a weapon, time travel with it and then use it to defeat her enemy. Pretty nifty stuff, but let’s hope it’s not as tricky to master as it sounds.
The other game is a mobile title called Heroes Reborn: Enigma, which is another first person action adventure game. Enigma stars Dahlia (who is Cassandra’s 14 year old sister and will feature in the show) and she’ll be using her abilities to escape a government facility called The Quarry. For a mobile title, it sounds quite serious, so I’d keep an eye out on this one.
Heroes Reborn: Gemini and Heroes Reborn: Enigma will be released later this year. Gameplay trailers for both games will be released at San Diego Comic-Con on Sunday July 12, so we’ll have more information for you then.