Yesterday we got the tiny '80s child within us all whipped into a frenzy when we checked out the first screens from Brad Nicholson: The Video Game: The Sequel…err, I mean He-Man: The Most Powerful Game in the Universe from developer Glitchsoft and Chillingo.

In it you play as the iconic blonde-haired barbarian in a side-scrolling hack-n-slash type of game, which sounds like a right great idea if you ask me. Now we can finally see it in motion with this newly-released trailer for He-Man.

What I'm loving about He-Man after seeing this trailer is how it's not trying to take itself too seriously. There's a semi-sarcastic tone to everything which I think is a good approach for a decades-old property that everyone has fond memories of, but is pretty cheesy when you really look back on it. Plus, how could you not love all the cameos of your favorite heroes and villains from the cartoons? Orko, my man, great to see you! I'm unexpectedly excited to actually get my hands on this new He-Man mobile game, and so are players in our forums, so keep your eyes out for it to hit later this year.

  • extol4000

    It looks okay. I think another studio could have made this game pop. They crude drawings of He-Man should have been much better. Props to Chillingo for releasing this anyway. I'll more than likely pick it up.

  • DoomCube

    This looks like a lot of fun. All that seems to be missing is Battle-Cat.

  • jeffyg3

    Fabulous super powers!

  • John Hood

    This looks terrific fun!

  • Janos Filip

    Stand in front of anyone/anything and keep slicing without dying. "Terrific" fun indeed!

  • Hehateme78

    Looks great but He man doesn't seem to have a defense/elude ability. I'm sure it will be great anyway and have I said how elated I was that craploft, i mean gameloft didn't get their greedy hands on this masterpiece!

  • Austin Riddle

    This looks like the guys who designed that "Rescue Hero" toy line from Fischer Price made this game.  He-Man looks like some sort of ripped baby....

  • John Newton

    I can imagine that the owners of all the IP's for every half decent 80's cartoon will be monitoring this games success very closely.

  • Reid Harris Cooper

    Actually got to play this a bit tonight at a Masters of the Universe event.  In my opinion the gameplay mechanics really need tweaking, but the game is awesome looking, but I don't think I'd ever get used to attack and jump being on the same thumb.  (it's a right side, left side control, not with a virtual pad, just left thumb moves, right thumb attacks AND jumps... will take a long time to get used to)

    If I can relay this at NYCC this weekend I shall.

    • detourne

      What do you mean? Is there just one button on the right side? Is it context sensitive? Like, it attacks when near an enemy, but jumps when there are no enemies?

    • Plang Fu

      Not sure what you mean either. I put attack and jump on one thumb in my platformer Monkey vs Chow, and never had complaints.

      Or do you mean movement is like a virtual stick rather than dpad?

  • doone128

    This looks truly terrible!!!!

  • ironmonkey

    i hope Snarf is hidden in the game, just so Orko can slap him around

  • Rickard Olsson

    My cheesy awesome-o-meter just reached new heights.

  • James Kochalka

    He-man's proportions are all off.  His legs are too short.  It bothers me, but I'll probably still get it for my boys.

  • totsboy

    He looks more like Conan!