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More info about War for Cybertron video game

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Fallen at 2010-03-05 12:19 am

I just got my current copy of Playstation Magazine and they have some more information on the new, highly anticipated Transformers game.

This is all direct fom PTOM

The game's biggest first is proudly displayed right there in the title: Cybertron, the Transformers' home world. Though it's been referenced in cartoons and comics, fans have never actually been able to explore the mechanical planet. Now, howvever, its metallic splendor is being fully realized for your gaming enjoyment.

Hard to believe it took this long, but War for Cybertron will be the first Transformers game to offer a fully cooperative campaign mode. Every mission will allow you and two friends to thwart the Decepticons (or crush the Autobots) together online. We're also told that a competitive multiplayer mode will feature "personalization options." We can only hope this means we get to design our own bots.

Rather than trying to redefine gaming with an interesting but overly ambitious new play style, deverloper High Moon is focusing on a standard action-game formula and emphasizing execution over innovation. Powerful laser weapons, cover-based combat, and frequent, fluid transformations between vehicle and robot forms are all being refined so they'll feel "just right." Oh, and there'll be giant boss robots.

The classic cartoon depicted in the confilct between the Auto bots and the Decepticons that took place on Earth. War for Cybertron chronicles the battles that occurred before the two factioins reached our planet. The game's storyline actually conculdes where the cartoon's begins, and covers significant moments in Transformers history-including Bumblebee and Optimus' first meeting and why Starscream chose to become a Decepticon.

Unrestrained by a movie, license, the game has stepped back from the "extreme" bot designs seen in the Michael Bay films, replacing them with a more classic look. Yes, the characters have been slightly modernized, but they're primarily inspired by the orignal cartoons and should deliver a healthy dose of nostalgia to every child of the '80's. In fact, Hasbro liked the new designs enough to produce a line of toys based on them. Expect to see them in stores right around when the game ships this summer.

Unibot said,  - 2010-03-05 09:37:56
Wow I just read this today and I guess it tells the story of each robot and how they choose there sides of being an autobot or decepticon
Monster said,  - 2010-03-05 09:39:02
I wonder if hasbro will have leader class figures.
Sabrblade. said,  - 2010-03-05 17:34:23
Nope. They're all Deluxe class figures, as the Generations line will be nothing but Deluxes. And the only ones currently planned for release are Prime, Megs, and BB.
Monster said,  - 2010-03-05 23:29:55
Man I was hoping they would be at least leader or ultra.
Deceptibot said,  - 2010-03-07 10:22:36
Wow! This game looks so awesome! Being a younger fan of G1, I've always wanted to see a game of the prequel, and it reminds me of the IDW comics war within series. Shame that all the toys are only deluxe though, but they will still be good in my collection.

Deceptibot said,  - 2010-03-07 10:23:41
What is the pegi rating on this game?
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