It may have just come out on DVD and Blu-ray, but put
Transformers: Dark of the Moon out of your mind, as we just got a peek at next
year’s promising new model. Even though we liked the live action film's tie-in game,
we’re glad its developer High Moon Studios is back to what it does best:
crafting new/old adventures for the Autobots and Decepticons. Today the dev and
Activision announced that Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is coming to PS3 and
360 in 2012, and its the sequel to 2010’s shockingly good War for Cybertron...
Revealed via Game Informer's November cover,
details are scarce for the new game, but we know it takes place on Cybertron as it tells of the final battle for
the robots’ home planet before they must escape to our galaxy. The two GI covers
for the issue reveal some very important tidbits about the title. As you can
see above, it looks like the heart of the Autobots team Bumblebee has gone to
meet that big energy Matrix in the sky. All Optimus Prime can do is look at the
horror of war with emptiness… or maybe sadness. It’s hard to read the emotions
on Prime’s face. But is this the image of what might be, or what will be?
The second cover image is the one that has us really
excited, as it confirms that at least one of the Dinobots, their leader
Grimlock, is in the game. The Dinobots were one of the few things missing from
War for Cybertron’s nostalgic journey, so we’re very pleased to see that wrong
righted now. The most important question now is whether Grimlock will talk like
an unintelligent child (“Me Grimlock strongest of them all!”) or whether the
game makers will go with something a little less silly. And will he be a force
for good, or will he challenge Prime for leadership just as he did in classic
season one episode War of the Dinobots?
If you missed out on the great tribute to Transformers
history that was War for Cybertron, we have one video that will prove to all
the Transformers fans out there that High Moon is the real deal, and that you
should pick up War for Cybertron fast and get hyped for its sequel in 2012. We
give you the closing credits to War for Cybertron with a song by friend to
human and Autobot alike, Stan Bush.
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