He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is one of the most acclaimed and well-known animated series of North America in the 1980s, and the franchise was rerun for longer, five years, than the time it was airing, a total of two years. The animated series also sparked the beginning of several comic strips, books, as well as live-action movies. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe changed the landscape of syndicated cartoons, due to the fact the show was based on a Mattel cartoon line that sold extremely well when the show was at its peak. In this article, we will be taking a look at the possibility of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe making a return to mainstream media with a new video game. Right, let’s get straight into it.
The sheer popularity of the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe series of animated episodes, as well as the corresponding comic strips, has led to the creation of several video games. While most of these games were platform shooting or other forms of 2D games, that is where the commonality stops, since nearly every game has been developed by a different studio.
The latest video game in the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe franchise was He-Man: The Most Powerful Game in the Universe and released in 2012, developed by the Canadian studio GlitchSoft and published by a subsidiary studio of EA, Chillingo. The game came out on iOS as well as Android and received average reviews from critics. The previous games based on He-Man and the Masters of the Universe usually released for the PlayStation 2 and the GameBoy Advance.
If a new He-Man and the Masters of the Universe game were to be developed, there is a good chance that Savage Entertainment is picked up to develop the game, and going by their development cycle, it could be a 2023 or early 2024 release for a new He-Man and the Masters of the Universe game.
Interest in He-Man is quite high right now due to the new Netflix adaptation of the show, called Masters of the Universe: Revelation. The show’s first episode is due to air on July 23, 2021, and could lead to renewed interest in the characters of He-Man, thus justifying the creation of a new video game to investors and the developer. An announcement for a new He-Man game in this atmosphere of increased interest in the franchise would be absolutely perfect for its reach. Check out its trailer below.
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