Game News: Voltron, Transformers, Lantern

THQ and World Events Productions have announced plans to produce video games based on the classic 80’s cartoon franchise “Voltron”.

The original cartoon dealt with five robotic lions, piloted by a team of brave space explorers, who combined to form the mighty robot hero, Voltron.

The games are anticipated to debut this fall, ahead of the premiere of the all-new 2D/CGI animated Voltron Force series set to launch on Nicktoons in the U.S., and with other key broadcasters worldwide in 2011.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon
The tie-in game to the upcoming third film in the “Transformers” film saga, being developed by High Moon Studios, will feature “an original prologue storyline” that sets up events that kick off in the film.

A press release from Activision pushes something called “Stealth Force” conversion mode which allows players to “convert to a third form beyond robot and vehicle modes” to tackle enemies. Settings for the game include “Jungles of South America, Siberian military facilities and Detroit Cityscapes”

High Moon are developing the PS3 and XBox 360 versions of the game, while Behaviour Interactive is tackling a distinct version of its own for Nintendo’s Wii, DS and 3DS.

Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters
Finally, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have released a new trailer for the June 7th release of “Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters” for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and Nintendo DS.

In the game, Ryan Reynolds provides the voice of Hal Jordan who takes the fight into the deepest parts of the universe. Players can use the Green Lantern power ring to create over a dozen constructs.