World Events Productions, Classic Media, and THQ are merging together to form something powerful. Sure, it’s not as cool (or as visually amazing!) as when the 5 individual robot lions merge to form Voltron, but the megacompanies are certainly holding their own when it comes to Voltron Force! Recently, they’ve come together to create video games basic on the classic Voltron: Defender of the Universe series as well as Nickelodeon’s new CG Voltron Force, set to debut on Nicktoons in another few weeks. Just as Mattel begins to release the new Voltron toys, The Voltron video games are anticipated to debut this fall, following the premiere of Voltron Force series. Read on for the full press release
Voltron & THQ Games Announce Partnership
WEP and Video game publisher THQ announced a partnership to create video games based on the classic Voltron animated series in 2011 as well as the new series Voltron Force in 2012! WEP Creative Director Jeremy Corray commented, “After years of enjoying THQ games from WWE to Darksiders I was optimistic about teaming up.” he added “But after meeting the team in person and feeling the love and respect for creating the first-ever Voltron console based game, I am positive THQ will exceed fans expectations. Now players around the world can argue about who gets to be Black Lion and “Form the head!” of Voltron!””
Voltron™ is returning to defend the universe, and the iconic brand is ready to thrill longtime fans and gain new audiences under an agreement announced today between World Events Productions (WEP) and THQ Inc. WEP, a top animated television production company, and its representative, Classic Media – a global media company with a portfolio of some of the world’s leading entertainment brands – will work with THQ to produce video games based on the Voltron franchise.
The video games from THQ, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software, will join a previously announced toy line produced under a separate agreement between WEP and Mattel, which plans to release toy lines based on classic Voltron in 2011 and new Voltron Force in 2012. The Voltron video games from THQ are anticipated to debut this fall, following the premiere of the all-new 2D/CGI animated Voltron Force series, which is set to launch in the U.S. on Nicktoons, and with other key broadcasters worldwide, in 2011.
THQ’s games will build on the epic adventure that blazed onto television screens in 1984 as Voltron: Defender of the Universe, in which five robotic lions, piloted by a team of brave space explorers, combine to form the mighty robot hero, Voltron™. The show quickly became a top-rated series that inspired a best-selling toy line and turned Voltron into a pop-culture icon.
“The video games relationship with THQ, along with our master toy relationship with Mattel, signals the exciting future ahead for Voltron,” said Robert Koplar, Vice President at World Events Productions. “With its signature robot lion action and titanic-scale battles, our Voltron games and toys along with our new series are sure to have enormous appeal to fans of all ages around the world.”