Transformers War for Cybertron - Cybertron Render

By Joel Taveras

December 16, 2009

A little over a week, I think it’s safe to say that no one knew Activision had been working on another Transformers title. I think that part of it is because when we get a Transformers game, it’s usually right before one of the movies comes out. And seeing how Mr. Michael “big explosions” Bay hasn’t said a peep about an inevitable Transformers 3 movie, this game really caught me off guard. Do I think this could just be a cheap milking of the license? Of course I do. On the other hand, could War for Cybertron do for Tranformers what Arkham Asylum did for Batman? Oh hell yes. You see, what makes this different from the two previous Transformers games is that they are no longer dealing with the pressures of a movie studio breathing down there neck and pushing for a release date. In other words, they have more time to develop and deliver a better product, which is always good.

The game is an origin story that shows what went down in the Autobots and Decepitcons home planet of Cybertron. In it you’ll have the ability to play campaigns on either faction, as well as co-op with your friends. We don’t have a release date, but judging from this quote we know that it’s definitley sometime in 2010. Check out the awesome render of Cybertron below it. If you wore the undies as a kid, like I did, just try not to be excited.

“This remarkable video game helps us to tell a critical event in TRANSFORMERS lore that will be used as canon for future storylines in a way we could have only dreamed of a few years ago.  “It is a testament to the success of the TRANSFORMERS brand and a key element to the story we look forward to telling in 2010 and beyond.”

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Joel Taveras

Joel Taveras is one of the founding members of DualShockers. He hails from New York City where he lives with his wife and two sons. During his tenure with the site, he's held every position from news writer to community manager to editor in chief. Currently he manages the behind the scenes and day-to-day operations at the publication.

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