THQ to publish new Voltron games

THQ has announced that it will be locking robot lions with World Events Productions to develop a series of Voltron videogames based on the classic Voltron: Defender of the Universe cartoon series from the 80s.

The games will be part of a multi-part Voltron resurrection set to commence this fall with Voltron Force, an all new CGI animated show slated to air on Nicktoons in the U.S and other major broadcasters throughout the globe. The shows will also be supported with a new line of Mattel toys based on both the classic Voltron and its new iteration.

"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."

For a publisher that claims to be focusing on home-grown IPs, THQ sure is scooping up a lot of well-known licenses. Still, this latest acquisition does bring us one step closer to that Saints Row/He-Man/Voltron cross-over fans have been dying to see made. No? Just me?

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  • codzprc - February 17, 2011 5:30 a.m.

    And I'll form the head!
  • mockraven - February 17, 2011 12:26 a.m.

    I loved Voltron as a kid. It was so freaking awesome! Then I watched a few episodes as an adult and my childhood memories were shattered -- I should have known better, huh? I hope any new Voltron stuff comes out less cheesy and with a much less whiny female protagonist.
  • Rivenscry - February 16, 2011 2:42 p.m.

    YES YES YES YES YES YES YES, a thousand times YES! Finally, one of the best shows from slightly before my time is coming back! (lets hope its better than the sonic show though...*shudders*) Bye bye for now.
  • BazyLastard - February 16, 2011 2:05 a.m.

    It's nice to see Voltron getting some love. Vehicle Voltron actually had a better story IMHO, but Lion Voltron definitely had the coolness factor. I mean, robot lions. ROBOT LIONS!! Watched this show every day when I was a kid along with GI Joe and Transformers. A few years later Voltron had a baby with Godzilla and the Power Rangers were born. Too bad they weren't nearly as cool.
  • HankVenture - February 16, 2011 1:47 a.m.

    I was never into voltron because I dont think I was alive yet, but I've always wanted to enjoy it so maybe they will make something that will get me into it,.
  • KnightDehumidifier - February 16, 2011 1:16 a.m.

    Not to be outdone, Gameloft plans on releasing the Voltron based on the car rendition, and not the proposed lion version THQ plans on releasing. Gameloft developers went on record for statements upon the announcement of the car versions of Voltron by stating, "That's the wrong Voltron, but we'll put it on iPhone anyway." and "Ehh, anything to put food on the table."
  • killorabbit - February 16, 2011 12:34 a.m.

    As a Transformers fan, is Voltron worth getting in to? Never really bothered with it before.
  • R3DRUN - February 16, 2011 12:31 a.m.

    Gawd, I'd hate to be the guys operating the hands when they need to use "Rocket Fists".
  • Japanaman - February 16, 2011 12:26 a.m.

    Uh, geez! I hope it's not as cheesy as it use to be.

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