Publisher announces deal to bring vintage giant robot TV show to games this fall, following debut of new Voltron Force animated series.
As popular as giant robots are in the world of gaming, the iconic 1980s cartoon Voltron has never been given a proper gaming adaptation. That's set to change this year, as THQ today announced a deal with rights-holder World Events Productions to produce games based on the Voltron franchise.
The first games from THQ are expected to arrive this fall, in the wake of the new Voltron Force animated TV series. However, the publisher has said the games will build on the original Voltron cartoon and its familiar team of five color-coded robotic lions that combine to form the titular Defender of the Universe.
Voltron Force 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.
For more on the original Voltron, check out the series' official website.
I had the big steal voltron toy when I was a kid. I love vorltron and happy to see it being a game... I hope the game is good. Hope the movie will be good as well.
Unfortunately another one bites the dust. After seeing the renderings they plan to use on this project, I have to say I'll pass on this one. It was a great show when it ran and I literally watched this every chance I could get. I would say I'm a die hard but even this fan has to draw a line somewhere. And that is here. I mean the new graphics look childish at best and when they ended it it should stay there. It was a spectacular ending. No need for a follow up series Umpteen years later. THQ had better make this game higher than my already low expectations. But when it comes to the show I am taking one major pass on that. Not even worth looking at. Needs to be dropped immediately.
@zaiwen THQ makes poor quality games? Well, they make a lot I guess. Still they make some of the best like the Dawn of War series and Company of Heroes. I did google them...and the many of the other titles were less impressive. Voltron is interesting though.
I'm a definite fan of Voltron so any games they make ( hopefully done right) will be a definite pick up. Voltron is the original.
I can't remember any good games about giant robots. Robot Alchemic Drive was so so as was the Gundam game on Saturn.
Given the history of THQ makin shtty games... They are an insult to the defenders of the universe... The lions oughta rip THQ to shreds.. VOLTRON RULEZ!!!
Please dont mess this up THQ. Voltron was my favorite cartoon when I was little. I use to love Voltron and Thunderbirds. I will prob end up getting this just because it hits a soft spot. Dont let me down THQ.
I'll check it out for nostalgia's sake, but I'm certain it will be just as mediocre as the other reboots like TMNT and Transformers.
Ok, officially following this game. As long as the gaming gods are giving us our memories repacked as next gen goodness, I would love to see someone take another crack at Robotech/Macross, too...
Growing up I thought this was the coolest thing ever. I tried to get my own kids to watch a couple and quickly learned it was a cartoon power-rangers... and the animation repeated 80% from episode to episode. I see no reason to touch this with an 80 ft pole.
Well, GoLion was in Super Robot Wars W, so technically it's been in a game before, but eh... Anyway, here's hoping that the games don't suck. @Rayzakk Never so long as Harmony Gold sits on the Macross license, which is a damn shame.
I enjoyed Voltron as a kid, but I never realised until much later it was a heavily edited, heavily censored version of the japanese show Golion. After watching Golion now that it's finally out on DVD, I can never go back to Voltron. Hopefully this new series will be better written.
Loved that show as a kid don't watch them now. I couldn't get through episode one on netflix it was a very sad moment for me...t'was indeed.
It better be based on the original Lion Force series and not any stupid modern remake, or even the lame Vehicle Force.
I would have been excited if I saw this article a month ago. But recently, I found myself missing my favorite toon from my childhood and watched a full episode wondering to myself, REALLY? Wow! This SUCKS! LOL! Oh well... Let's hope the revival of Voltron works out better.
Go, Voltron Force! Form, Blazing Sword! Priceless. I think I'm the only one who actually liked TDK's Robotech game, so this should be right up my alley as long as THQ doesn't blow it.
everyone that watched voltron knows that if the game is done right.. ooooommmmmmmggggggggggggg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
More of my childhood coming to life.... to bad im a little to old to buy this unless they make it something good.
VOLTROOOONNNNN!!!! That's pretty awesome. Big robots from the '80s without Michael Bay destroying all that is sacred about them?... WE WIN!
as long as they promise to bring saber rider with them i am all for this game http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKxWl4PcBY4 and for those with any second thoughts consider the following: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IktsM1rG66s&feature=related
Its about time they bring The Voltron franchise to the world of gaming. Hopefully this will open the door for The ThunderCats as well.
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