If you grew up in the 80s, odds are you were a fan of ‘Voltron: Defender of the Universe’. ‘Voltron’ followed the adventures of the aptly named Voltron Force, a group of intrepid young pilots. The twist… they piloted five giant robotic lions that had the ability to link together to form an even larger robotic man with a gigantic sword. Sound big? It was! And, come November 29th, it’s back!
THQ, the company responsible for such video game hits as ‘Saints Row’ and ‘Red Faction’ have lent their creative talents to bringing the majesty of Voltron to the Xbox Live Arcade and Playstation Network.
Below is the official press release from THQ:
In this brand-new take on the classic Voltron animated adventure, players will find themselves teaming up to battle the evil forces of King Zarkon across the varied landscapes of Planet Arus. Interwoven with clips from the original animated television series, the new game from THQ promises a re-mastered adventure in stunning high-definition.
Voltron fans can finally relive some of the most defining moments from the classic series, or even introduce a new generation of young Space Explorers, as they command any of the individual Lions or even team up to form Voltron and wield his epic blazing sword.
Galactic peacekeepers may choose to play either online in seamless 1- to 5-player co-op or offline in 1- or 2-player co-op. Players will select a Lion based on a number of strengths, resistances and elemental attacks that they use to battle fierce Robeasts and a number of other familiar adversaries.
“We really wanted to create a game that’s exciting, true to the original series and challenging to play,” said Peter Armstrong, executive producer. “All of us here are big fans of classic Voltron, and we’re really proud of what we have created.”
It sounds like a great game, whether you’re a fan of the original cartoon or not. And, if you meet me online, I call the black lion! I mean… c’mon! He shoots lightning from his mouth! How cool is that!? Now… let’s go kick some robeast rear!
‘Voltron: Defender of the Universe’ will be available on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network for $10 (or 800 Microsoft points) on November 29.