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Dec222009

Upcomming Game ~ Transformers: War for Cybertron

An original game creation in the Transformers universe (not tied to the feature film series or cartoon show), War for Cybertron depicts the massive battle that the Autobots and Decepticons waged on the planet Cybertron before the Transformers made their home on Earth.

The war for Cybertron begins as the good and bad clash in the brand new original Transformers title.

 

Finally, fans yearning for a good Transformers videogame may be in luck. The newest issue of GameInformer magazine reveals a new title based off the hit '80s franchise is coming next year, and it's going to be awesome.

This new entry, Transformers: War for Cybertron, looks to erase all those years of mediocre titles. Developer High Moon Studios (Dark Watch, The Bourne Conspiracy) isn't messing around, either. They're taking cues from Epic Games' highly acclaimed Gears of War franchise to build its gameplay foundation, which the developer is focusing on first and foremost, they say.

The Gears' comparisons don't just end there, though, Transformers: War for Cybertron is also a third-person, over-the-shoulder shooter that utilizes the Unreal engine. The screenshots released certainly don't have the pop Epic can do, but these early shots look admirable. Cover is less of a focus, however, as players will be able to transform at any time causing battles to be more about speed and agility.

The character designs, unfortunately, are not exact copies of the classic '80s designs, but rather a cross between the original and Michael Bay's movie monstrosities. Thankfully, however, the designs lean heavily toward the original, so characters like Megatron, Optimus Prime, and even Soundwave all have their iconic colors and shapes.

The story isn't part of any previous movie or comic series. It's brand new, and takes place before the Transformers leave Cybertron and head to Earth. Hasbro is even adopting this story as canon for the franchise.

Transformers: War for Cybertron contains two separate single-player campaigns, one for Decepticon and Autobots each, which are interlinked throughout the main storyline. The game promises online co-op and other modes, too, but details are still under wraps for now.

So far, it seems like it has potential to be the best Transformers title to date. Transformers: War for Cybertron is scheduled for release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC next year.

 

Transformers: War for Cybertron - First Official Debut Teaser | HD
Developer: High Moon Studios
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Action, Shooter
Platform: PC, Xbox 360, PS3
Publisher: Activision
Website: http://www.transformersgame.com/

 

I will be getting this one.

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