From Uncharted Regions Of The Universe Comes Voltron: The PSN And XBLA Game

By Spencer . July 18, 2011 . 11:51pm

We’ve seen Voltron aka GoLion appear as a character in Super Robot Taisen. This October, the robot lions are getting their own game care of THQ and Wet developer Behavior Interactive.

 

Voltron: Defender of the Universe is based on the 1980s anime series where five pilots from the planet Arus battle King Zarkon and the never ending Robeasts created by Haggar. As a license, there are plenty of directions a Voltron game could go in. Behavior settled on an action adventure game where five players each control their own lion online. Each lion has their own strengths and weaknesses.

 

 

Voltron: Defender of the Universe also supports co-operative play for two offline and there’s a single player mode that THQ has yet to outline. Voltron: Defender of the Universe is slated for release on October 25 on PlayStation Network and October 26 on Xbox Live Arcade. Both versions will cost $10.


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  • Zero_Destiny

    Hm I don’t really know what to think. License games don’t always turn out so great and what little we saw doesn’t really look like anything special but hey it’s Voltron and it’s only $10! But still I don’t want to regret it. . . Hm I’ll guess I’ll play the waiting game with this. I hope the Mechs combine though I much rather be like that. Well maybe for Bossfights or Solo campaign after all we did see it the trailer!

    Other than that man the anime cutscenes and Peter Cullen narration gave me chills. That alone makes me want to buy the game. lol I’m more hopeful for this game than the new reboot Voltron cartoon I can say that much at least. That show was kind of a disappointment for me just like the Speed Racer Reboot cartoon. Oh well the Thunder Cats reboot is looking real good. And the animation seems solid. Wonder if we’ll ever see the Voltron movie get made . . . I’m rambling sorry. Well whatever I guess I’ll just wait and see then. :D

  • Christian Wright

    looks like crap so far.

    • Aoshi00

      The fights remind me a bit of Costume Quest :)

      • Christian Wright

        you’re right. it kinda does. hopefully it’ll be as fun though

  • Exkaiser

    I… I think I’ll stick to SRW W for my GoLion game fix, thanks.

    But it is always amusing how enduring Voltron’s name is in pop culture. Heck, I’d say more people remember it now than Robotech, but my evidence is purely anecdotal.

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    • Zero_Destiny

      I’d say it has more to do with how World Events Productions has handled the 25th anniversary of Voltron. The series has just been rebooted in the US with a new cartoon Voltron Force (I’m not really a fan of it sadly) and a Live Action movie has been bouncing around Hollywood for awhile. With the success of the Transformers movie it just might be made (but it probably won’t since no studio has actually bought the scripts yet but only time can tell but it seems Paramount Pictures might release it).

      Harmony Gold kind of screwed up the 20th anniversary of Robotech. I mean I was ecstatic over the Shadow Chronicles but it was suppose to be part 1 of a series of movies. All that hype kind of fell when 6 years later all we have is just that movie. I mean their was big hype 6 years ago but now Harmony Gold has done nothing for Robotech for 6 years so the fans have been kind of quiet. The most we got were some newer comic books. Supposedly Warner Bros is making a Live Action Robotech movie for the past couple of years. I think if that darn thing ever gets made we’ll probably see more interest in Robotech again.

  • http://wiredjungle.wordpress.com/ DrakosAmatras

    Hmm… To be honest, THQ’s Power Rangers games have never been what I can consider “good”. They’re serviceable for young kids, and that’s about it. The way they program giant mecha fights in those games is especially lazy. So… sorry, THQ; can’t say I’m confident in you so far, unless you’re willing to actually put some work in.

  • Zonic505

    This looks like a decent game. Whose making it?

    “It’s being developed by Behaviour Interactive, the team behind the recent Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime and Naughty Bear.”

    Aaaannnnddddd my interest has gone down.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Leon-Hart/100002316814779 Leon Hart

    omg my child 80s  days!! i used to watch this everyday!!

    cant wait for this game!!! it’s original too!

    i hope they plan to make a Real ghostbusters game as well!

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