From days of long ago comes a legend — the Legend of Voltron, Defender of the Universe! It’s a classic subtitle to a classic cartoon, since reborn on Nickelodeon’s Nicktoons network. Now, THQ is jumping in with the 1980s retro fun by launching Voltron: Defender of the Universe, a downloadable video game on PlayStation Network (PSN) and Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) November 29th! Get ready to activate interlock! Dynotherms connected! Infracells up! Mega thrusters are go! Check out the teaser trailer for the game, and read up on the extra features
The Voltron you remember from the 1980s TV series is back! THQ’s Voltron: Defender of the Universe invites you to live out your childhood fantasies, or introduce a new generation of fans to the epic space saga November 29th on PlayStation®Network and November 30th on Xbox LIVE® Arcade!
Revisit the most defining moments from the classic series, including the discovery of the Lions and the very first time the Space Explorers form Voltron. Battle King Zarkon’s evil forces and journey across the universe, exploring a variety of environments – including planet Arus. It is up to you to restore justice and galactic peace. Play as the Space Explorers, Lions and Voltron himself!
- Specialized Lions: Take advantage of each Lion’s unique weaponry and strengths based on your own personal play style and preferences. Select based on tanking capabilities, swiftness, ranged elemental attacks, and a wide range of other characteristics.
- Annihilate Familiar Foes: Rip up the planet surface or fly in any of the five Lions as you battle fierce Robeasts and other enemy combatants including several memorable classic villains.
- Strategize Carefully: Familiarize yourself with the Lions’ individual strengths and resistances to maximize effectiveness. Pick your Lion wisely based on a number of circumstances – the success of the team depends on it!
- Classic Cutscenes: Immerse yourself in the nostalgia of Voltron with a number of classic scenes from the 80s TV series, incorporated throughout the gameplay.
In 1-2 player offline co-op or seamless 1-5 player online co-op, adventurers must control the individual Lions’ weaponry and work together to wield Voltron’s Blazing Sword. Voltron: Defender of the Universe will be available on Xbox LIVE Arcade (800 Microsoft Points) and PlayStation Network ($9.99). For more information, visit http://www.thq.com/us/voltron.
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. – July 19, 2011 –Infracells are up, mega thrusters are go and the legendary robot hero is ready to make his resurgence in Voltron: Defender of the Universe, scheduled for release in October on Xbox LIVE® Arcade and PlayStation®Network.
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 (NASDAQ:THQI) 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.”
Voltron: Defender of the Universe will be available on Xbox LIVE Arcade (800 Microsoft Points) and PlayStation Network ($9.99).
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About WORLD EVENTS PRODUCTIONS, LTD.
St. Louis-based World Events Productions, Ltd. (WEP) has produced and distributed children’s animation for over 25 years. WEP is the IP holder for shows including: Voltron, Defender the of the Universe, Voltron: The Third Dimension, Denver the Last Dinosaur and Vytor the Starfire Champion, among others. WEP is a Koplar Communications company. WEP is represented by United Talent Agency. For more information visit www.wep.com and http://www.voltron.com.
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