Full disclosure: I am a nerd. I know this is a shocking confession as absolutely nothing I have ever written about for this site would make you think that I am a nerd. One of my favorite shows growing up, was Voltron: Defender of the Universe. In fact, I own the complete series on DVD. Needless to say, the following news has made my week. Voltron: Defender of the Universe
will be a dual-joystick shooter in which 5 players can take control of one of the 5 robot lions. At certain points, all of the players can join together to form the mighty Voltron and vanquish RoBeasts with the Blazing Sword. As you can see from the debut trailer, the art style of the original series is being kept alive, and hopefully, Peter Cullen's narration is expanded in the actual game:
Yes, that is Peter "Optimus Prime" Cullen doing the opening narration, as it is pulled directly from the cartoon. My inner-child is doing cartwheels just watching that trailer. For the curious, here is the original formation sequence from the cartoon, which was hinted at in the trailer:
Voltron: Defender of the Universe
will be arriving on XBLA October 26th for 800 MSP. Thanks to Behavior Interactive for making this happen. That's right, the team behind http://www.trueachievements.com/Ghostbusters-SoS-xbox-3....htm
is bringing us Voltron: Defender of the Universe
. I remain enthusiastic and will happily hand them my money come October 26th.