You might remember that a couple of months back we passed on the info for an upcoming exclusive series on Netflix that would bring Voltron back to the small screen. Well, just a couple of hours ago DreamWorks TV dropped this teaser for Voltron: Legendary Defender, giving us a glimpse of what we can expect when Netflix unveils the series on June 10th!
I think it’s safe to say that at least from what we see in this teaser it is on track to be something quite epic.
I discovered this rather nice piece from artist Khobra whilst browsing around Tumblr and I don’t really know what to make of it. I’m a big Thundercats fan but never really found a place in my heart for Voltron. This mashup gives me reason to re-think that previous judgement though!
What do you think? Would these two classic 80’s shows have worked in this format?
WHO: Geek-aratti Celebs
Team Unicorn (Michele Boyd, Milynn Sarley & Rileah Vanderbilt)
Seth Green (‘Robot Chicken,’ ‘Family Guy’)
Alex Albrecht (‘Diggnation,’ ‘Legend of Neil’)
Adam Green (Hatchet, Frozen, Chillerama)
Voice Talent from the 80’s Original Animated Classic TV Series
Commander Keith & Pidge (Neil Ross)
Lance & Sven (Michael Bell)
Princess Allura & Haggar (B.J. Ward)
WHEN: 7:00 PM PACIFIC TIME
All fans of Space Explorers & the Blazing Sword are invited to tune-in, chat with talent, and enter to win awesome prizes including game download codes, VOLTRON apparel, DVDs and more!
Stay tuned to the site, I’ll have the review for Voltron: Defender of the Universe up a bit later.
Vehicle Voltron team consisted of fifteen members, who were divided into three teams of five, known respectively as the Land, Sea, and Air Teams. Each team was specialized in gathering data or fighting in their area of expertise and could also combine their vehicles into a bigger machine. These fighter groups were:
– The Aqua Fighter (Sea Team)
– The Turbo Terrain Fighter (Land Team)
– The Strato Fighter (Air Team)
Of course, all fifteen vehicles combine to form the mighty Voltron!
Our friends over at THQ were kind enough to send us this press announcement this morning!
“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).”