How can you not love a cartoon about five lion-shaped fighting spacecraft that can combine together to form a giant, multicolored, sword-wielding robot? THQ is asking that same question with the announcement of an October release for its upcoming Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network release, Voltron: Defender of the Universe.
A press release from the publisher confirms that the action-oriented game will support co-op play for up to five players online and two players offline. At the start of the game, each person selects a lion to control, each of which comes packing unique elemental resistances and special attacks.
Defender of the Universe appears to draw its inspiration from the old TV series, with players stepping into the ongoing battle with King Zarkon. The game will feature clips from the cartoon mixed in alongside the play.
Voltron: Defender of the Universe comes to XBLA and PSN this October, for 800 MS Points and $9.99, respectively. Be sure to check out the trailer at the top of this post.