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Heroes TV reboot joined by console and mobile games

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Heroes Reborn, the reboot of NBC's live-action superhero series, will be accompanied by the release of a mobile game called Heroes Reborn: Enigma and a current-generation console and PC game called Heroes Reborn: Gemini. Both will be developed by Chicago-based game studio Phosphor and teased at the San Diego Comic-Con on July 12.

The original television series, Heroes, ran from 2006 until its cancellation in 2010. The reboot, featuring previous cast members including Masi Oka as Hiro Nakamura, will premiere Sept. 24 — nearly 9 years to the day of the original broadcast.

Enigma, built for both phones and tablets, will be a first-person action-puzzle game. Players will follow an evolved human character named Dahlia as she tries to escape from a secret government facility called The Quarry.

Gemini, destined for consoles as well as Mac and Windows PC, will follow Cassandra, "a young woman who is determined to solve the mysteries of her past while discovering her new powers," a press release states.

"Both games can be played and enjoyed separately," the statement continues, "but share key characters, story points and gameplay dynamics, creating a richer experience for those who play both games."

The story for both games comes from series creator Tim Kring. Additionally, both games were created using Unreal Engine 4.

You can watch the first full Heroes Reborn trailer below, and read more about the upcoming series here.

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