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DreamWorks Voltron Chronicles Comes to VR

The Netflix original series gets an episodic VR experience for PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift.

Voltron is getting the VR treatment. Fresh on the heels of season 3 of the Netflix original series DreamWorks Voltron: Legendary Defender, you’ll now be able to join forces with beloved characters Lance, Hunk, Pidge, Keith, Shiro, Allura and Coran to fight back against the relentless threat of Zarkon in virtual reality.

Dubbed DreamWorks Voltron VR Chronicles, the experience launches on PlayStation VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift on September 26 for $14.99. You can also pre-order the experience on PlayStation VR starting today and receive a 20 percent discount.

Developed by Digital Domain, in collaboration with Universal Brand Development, this animated adventure puts you in the role of the Blue Paladin, Lance, as you’re placed at the center of a massive conflict between the Voltron force and the Galra Emperor, Zarkon.

Fans of the show will be thrilled to know that each of the TV show’s voice actors have lent their voice talents to the experience. The visual style is completely reminiscent of the animated TV series, making for a dynamic experience when in VR. The experience also feature moments of interactivity where you can take control of Lance’s actions. These interactive moments include solving puzzles as well as pilot missions in the Blue Lion, battling Galra forces with an array of advanced weapon systems.

“We are big fans of the Voltron franchise and wanted to create an experience that would captivate existing fans and also introduce the story in a compelling way for new ones,” said Wayne Kennedy, Digital Domain’s Director of Creative Development. “With DREAMWORKS VOLTRON VR CHRONICLES, we are pioneering the next evolution of interactive storytelling in a fully-immersive setting.”

The Netflix original series DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender reimagines one of the most popular childhood shows in a comedic action-packed show from executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos (The Legend of Korra, Avatar: The Last Airbender) and co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery (The Legend of Korra). Five unsuspecting teenagers, transported from Earth into the middle of a sprawling intergalactic war, become pilots for five robotic lions in the battle to protect the universe from evil. Only through the true power of teamwork can they unite to form the mighty warrior known as Voltron.

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Jonathan Nafarrete

Jonathan Nafarrete is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of VRScout.

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