Jaime Bencia (Sr. Creative Director for Digital Domain) joins Marc and Greg to talk about DreamWorks Voltron VR Chronicles, an exciting new cinematic experience that will be available across all major Virtual Reality platforms on September 26, 2017. Marc and Greg also talk about Playmates Toys Classic Combinable Voltron from Voltron: Defender of the Universe, coming to retail shelves soon, and they review the first 2 episodes of Season 3 of Voltron Legendary Defender, Changing of the Guard and Red Paladin. Here's Jaime Bencia (right), pictured with Jeremy Shada (Lance), at a recent Press Event for DreamWorks Voltron VR Chronicles at DreamWorks Animation in Glendale, CA:
Jaime Bencia is the Senior Creative Director for Digital Domain, the creators of DreamWorks Voltron VR Chronicles, and collaborators with DreamWorks Animation for the purpose of creating an immersive Virtual Reality environment to tell new stories involving our favorite Voltron Legendary Defender Paladins, with the first of 5 episodes centered around Lance and Blue Lion, targeted around the time of Season 2 of Voltron Legendary Defender on Netflix.
In DREAMWORKS VOLTRON VR CHRONICLES, viewers become a Paladin of Voltron and blast through time and space to save the Universe from dangerous alien threats in a fully-immersive environment with interactive elements. Fans join forces with characters Lance, Hunk, Pidge, Keith, Shiro, Allura and Coran in a narrative where they fight back against the relentless threat of Zarkon by solving puzzles and conquering challenges.
“We are excited to collaborate with Digital Domain to create a deep ‘in-world’ experience that allows fans to step inside the world of DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender and create their own memorable adventure,” said Chris Heatherly, Executive Vice President of Games and Digital Platforms, Universal Brand Development. “This interactive narrative experience allows us to creatively extend the series’ storylines, putting fans in the center of the action.”
In addition to creating original content for the VR platform, Digital Domain has a long history of creating visual effects for Hollywood feature films and advertisements, including original works from world-class entertainment industry partners. The studio’s global offerings include animation, short films, and documentaries as well as livestreaming and VOD from landmark musical, political and entertainment events from around the globe.
“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.”
Pre-order DREAMWORKS VOLTRON VR CHRONICLES on the PlayStation™Network and receive a 20% discount before September 25, 2017.
The experience will be available for $14.99 on PlayStation®VR via the PlayStation™Network, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift via the Steam entertainment platform and Oculus Rift via the Oculus online store.
The critically acclaimed Netflix original series DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender reimagines one of the most popular fan-favorite shows of all time 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. Season four premieres on Netflix October 13.
DreamWorks Voltron VR Chronicles, from Digital Domain, will be available for Oculus, Playstation VR, and HTC Vive on September 26th. Here is a preview of this wonderful Voltron VR Experience:
PlayStation Blog post: [https://blog.us.playstation.com/2017/08/29/dreamworks-voltron-vr-chronicles-comes-to-playstation-vr-sept-26/]
Also, we have information about the Voltron Panel at New York Comic Con:
Saturday, October 07, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Stage 1-D Presented by AT&T
With Shiro back at the Castleship, Keith makes a choice that causes a rift between him and Team Voltron. As Allura and team focus on building the Voltron Coalition, Prince Lotor’s plans start to take shape. Join Executive Producer Joaquim Dos Santos, Co-Executive Producer Lauren Montgomery, Josh Keaton (Shiro) and AJ LoCascio (Prince Lotor) as they offer a sneak peek into the highly-anticipated fourth season of Voltron Legendary Defender. All attendees will receive a New York Comic Con exclusive poster created by Lauren Montgomery.
As always, thanks for listening! Let's Voltron!