Transformers:Rise of the Dark Spark
Hmm...if they pull this off, I may buy a ps4. If it's as good as the rest of the film tie in games, I'll go and play noughts and crosses instead.
Originally Posted by Metro
Transformers:Rise of the Dark Spark.
Activision has officially announced its new Transformers game, which will not be made by the usual developer but instead Edge of Reality.
Last week’s rumours of a next gen Transformers game have been proven true, with the surprising revelation that it is both a sequel to Fall Of Cybertron and a tie-in to the Michael Bay film.
On the face of it that doesn’t make much sense though, as Fall Of Cybertron was a re-imagined version of the original Generation 1 (i.e. 1980s) version of the Transformers mythos and featured the Dinobots as primary characters.
The movie, as far as we can tell, also features the Dinobots, but the weird, 10 times larger than normal, Michael Bay versions.
But as you can see from the trailer below, and these two screenshots, the game does indeed seem to feature both versions of all the characters.
Few details have been announced so far but Grimlock (the Tyrannosaurs Rex) has been confirmed as a playable character and there’s a multiplayer mode called Escalation. It’s a new Horde style survival mode with over 40 playable characters.
In-game progression will continue over both single and multiplayer modes, but that’s about all that’s being said at the moment – although there are unconfirmed rumours that the single-player will also have four-player co-op.
The most worrying aspect of the announcement is that usual Transformers developer High Moon Studios are not involved and instead the game’s being made by Edge of Reality, whose biggest claim to fame is the shoddy 2008 The Incredible Hulk movie tie-in (not to be confused with the much better The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction from 2005).
Their most recent work has been porting Mass Effect to the PlayStation 3 and Dragon Age: Origins to consoles.
More encouraging is that the 3DS version is a completely different game and is being made by 2D gameplay experts WayForward Technologies, makers of Shantae and the recent DuckTales Remastered.
Rise Of The Dark Spark is being released on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PC, Wii U, and 3DS. There’s no specific date yet, but the movie’s out this summer so it can’t be long – which is also worrying considering it hasn’t been annouced till now.