There’s something to be said about major broadcasters who go out of their way to bring interactive content to their dedicated viewership, so when we were tipped off about the continuation of “Heroes Evolution”, the official Heroes ARG, we were quite pleased. This is the same game we began talking about almost a year ago, which we previously knew as the Heroes 360 Experience, so those of you familiar with web sites such as primatechpaper.com and YamagatoFellowship.org are going to be happy to know that the campaign will most likely continue to use these resources.
The announcement of the next stage of the game is part of a press release we dug up at The Futon Critic in which the message is clear — NBC is big on transmedia experiences. On top of announcing expansive digital experiences for new series “Lipstick Jungle” and “Knight Rider,” the release contained this:
The next chapter in the highly anticipated “Heroes” online mythology continues with “Heroes Evolution.” Fans will discover intriguing new back-story and plot twists through the “Heroes” online and mobile micro-sites. The popular graphic novel continues in originals all winter long as well.
So, we mentioned an sneak peek, right? Well, it’s waiting for you, just after the jump, so click on to bask in the glory of exclusive, unreleased content!
Alright, here it is — we’ve obtained a clue from an unreleased video that a secret source confirms will be part of an update to chapter two of the Heroes Experience, an update that will supposedly happen very, very soon. Admittedly, I don’t know what significance this clue has in relation to the game play, but we’re hopeful that those of you playing the game will appreciate it (click for a larger version):
Now, if you haven’t had the chance to get involved with the game thus far, don’t despair — there’s an official story-so-far metasite at NBC’s web site. Plus, there are multiple threads happening in the “CF with Potential” section at the Unfiction forums, so if you’re a fan of the TV show, maybe it’s time to see what things are all about.