Voltron: Defender of the Universe hitting XBLA, PSN in October

Comic-Con: THQ bringing new robot game to Microsoft's and Sony's download stores this fall with five-player co-op; Behaviour Interactive handling development.

In February, THQ announced that it had partnered with Voltron license holder World Events Productions to develop new games in the franchise. Now, the publisher has announced the first title in the partnership, the downloadable Voltron: Defender of the Universe.

Voltron comes back to life this October.

Due out this October on Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network, the title sports single-player as well as online cooperative play. Defender of the Universe--which will cost $10--boasts online co-op for up to five players, with each gamer suiting up as one of the five lions of the Voltron Force. Players can also team up to form Voltron and wield his mighty sword. Additionally, the game sports two-player local co-op.

The game is coming out in conjunction with Voltron Force, which will debut on Nicktoons in the US and will tie in to a pair of action-figure lines from toy maker Mattel. The first toys will be based on the original Voltron series and should arrive this year, with a Voltron Force-specific line scheduled for 2012.

Defender of the Universe is currently in development at Behaviour Interactive, the team behind the downloadable title Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime and film tie-in Rango.

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punu40
punu40

Well, big fans of voltron so might as well to try this one. Though it would be awesome if Kojima (ZOE) or Mikami (Vanquish) were developing it ...

hybrid7seven7
hybrid7seven7

throw in a robot chicken mode/ level and i'm sold

Hatemachine25
Hatemachine25

Interest is Piqued, only problem I can foresee is listening to every goober from around the globe shouting "AND I'LL FORM THE HEAD" in whatever native Dialect they use. Wait, THAT would actually be kinda cool, nvm LONG LIVE VOLTRON!!

punisher70
punisher70

my only question is why no one thought of this sooner. with all the mediocre mech type games. I was a fan when i first saw Voltron an still a fan now.

empath22
empath22

I miss the toys,used to have green and red lion! hope there is a live action movie in the works! and power rangers profited off voltrons success!

b1gt0ne
b1gt0ne

I can't wait to kick a rogue beast in the head, too!!

robx360
robx360

I want the toys! I just became a kid again!

CMakaCreative
CMakaCreative

Someone should work on a full fledge Voltron experience in the form of an action RPG, where you're able to fight outside the Lions as well. Even though I'm a fan, I don't think this game will quench my thirst.

Ovirew
Ovirew

The 5-player co-op could either be great or awful. I'd have to see how it plays.

SHORTYNJ
SHORTYNJ

This franchise has the ability to be something really special but for $10 i just dont think its going to happen ...Voltron has been a favorite cartoon of mine ever since i can remember and i mean Voltron with the lions not the one with the futuristic cars which really sucked ...Hopefully they can pull off somthing special

Femto513
Femto513

This article doesn't mention that Behaviour Interactive is the studio formerly known as A2M (Artificial Mind & Movement) which was responsible for the abysmal Naughty Bear and quite a few other mediocre titles like WET and Scene It?.

zaiwen
zaiwen

knowin THQ, this'll end up bein a subpar game at best, at the expense of Voltron itself & its fans including myself.. if this was developed by say, Konami.. Voltron would have been a fast-paced, flashy robot slashing akin to Zone of the Enders

akira2465
akira2465

wish it didn't look like an N64 game

Zloth2
Zloth2

Pththth - Johnny Sokko's Giant Robot would kick Voltron's can. ;)

lantonis
lantonis

Voltron omg. Ive been watching this since i was a child