Today Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, announced a long-term worldwide licensing agreement with Touchstone Television to develop and publish a video game based on the Emmy Award-winning television series Lost
Developed by Ubisoft’s award-winning Montréal studio and scheduled to hit retail shelves worldwide in 2007, the game will be offered for home and portable consoles as well as PCs.
“We are delighted to work with Bryan Burk, one of the biggest producers in Hollywood and with Touchstone Television,” said Yves Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft. “That they have chosen us for the adaptation of the cult series Lost
is the best homage that a producer can make to the creativity of Ubisoft.”
“This deal is another example of how truly powerful the Lost
brand is,” said Bruce Gersh, senior vice president, business development, ABC Entertainment and Touchstone Television. “We are excited to work together with Ubisoft to create a gaming experience that will allow fans to further immerse themselves into the mysteries and intrigues of the series.”
“The creative appeal of Lost
transcends borders with its character driven stories and addictive mysterious mythology,” said Julia Franz, executive vice president, Touchstone Television. “It's not enough for fans worldwide to just watch Lost
, the game is a wonderful opportunity to organically extend this creative phenomenon into an interactive consumer experience.”
"Many of us on Lost
have been hardcore gamers for years and the chance to work with Ubisoft, a company behind some of our favourite titles, has excited us to no end," said Lost
producer Bryan Burk. "With the ability to tell new interactive stories within the Lost
universe, we’re giddy to be developing a game that, once completed, will be as engaging and fun to play as it is to create."
and Damon Lindelof
and also serve as executive producers, along with Bryan Burk, Jack Bender and Carlton Cuse. Lost
, which is filmed entirely on location in Hawaii, is from Touchstone Television.
After Oceanic Air flight 815 tore apart in mid-air and crashed on a seemingly deserted Pacific island, its survivors were forced to find inner strength they never knew they had in order to survive. The band of friends, family, enemies and strangers has become reluctant heroes who must work together against the cruel weather and harsh terrain if they want to stay alive. Danger and mystery loom behind every corner on the island, and those they thought could be trusted may turn against them. Even heroes have secrets.
stars Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
as Mr. Eko, Naveen Andrews
as Sayid, Emilie de Ravin
as Claire, Matthew Fox
as Jack, Jorge Garcia
as Hurley, Josh Holloway
as Sawyer, Daniel Dae Kim
as Jin, Yunjin Kim
as Sun, Evangeline Lilly
as Kate, Dominic Monaghan
as Charlie, Terry O'Quinn
as Locke, Harold Perrineau
as Michael, Michelle Rodriguez
as Ana Lucia and Cynthia Watros
is the fastest-selling TV series in Buena Vista International Television's (BVITV) history, having been licensed in over 210 territories worldwide. Across countries such as Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Singapore, Sweden, the UK and Russia, Lost
has consistently been No. 1 in its timeslot.
In the UK, Lost
delivered Channel 4's biggest-ever audience for a U.S. series launch, and on Seven Australia it was consistently one of the top two series on the network and held the second-biggest premiere in Australia's television history. The series has been a Top 3 U.S. series on free TV channels in every international territory it has aired.