Hello Everyone, it’s Christophor Rick, editor-in-chief here at Gamers Daily News. As a lifelong fan of Voltron I am quite happy with the recent revival of the franchise. It’s hard to believe that almost 2 years have passed since the Voltron: Defender of the Universe Review (iPhone) I did.
Next week, THQ is releasing Voltron on XBLA and PSN for 800MSP or $9.99 To help mark the occasion, we’re going to give away a Voltron helmet on our Facebook page. Now, you might not think that’s a big deal, but if you’re a Voltron fan, you will see how cool it is. Plus, if you win, you don’t have to buy one!
Here’s a quick look at some of the other stuff that is going to be available on the XBLA Avatar Marketplace as well for Voltron. It looks like they used my actual TV in that clip.
Who doesn’t want a mini Voltron pet for their XBLA avatar?! I mean, seriously! This is one of the things I personally love about how we run GDN. We’re all fans, fans of games, fans of cartoons, anime, manga, comic books, role playing games, whatever. We get to share this love of this cool stuff with you the readers, and give you free stuff that we all really want to keep for ourselves. I kid you not, I have to hide this code from the rest of the team as someone will try to redeem it for themselves before the contest!
So what can you expect from the new Voltron game?
Voltron: Defender of the Universe is a re-mastered experience that combines classic Voltron animation and style with high definition graphics and audio that deliver high-impact, real-time single and multi-player gameplay with up to five players.
Relive 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.
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.
LET’S GO, VOLTRON FORCE! 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.
So head over to the GDN Facebook page and help us celebrate this awesome return of Voltron. Plus, stay tuned for our review which should publish just in time for the game’s release.