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Background
Transformers: War for Cybertron is a video game developed by High Moon Studios and published by Activision, set before the Transformers take their war to Earth. Hasbro intends it to act as a foundation for Transformers franchise storylines for years to come, and so they've been giving a lot of input and stressing character development. There are both a Decepticon and an Autobot campaign with distinct, linear storylines; the Decepticon campaign occurs chronologically before the Autobot campaign, but fans can play through them in whichever order they prefer. The game itself will be an over-the-shoulder third-person shooter in which the player can choose his character from a small roster of either Autobots or Decepticons. The game will be released on July 22, 2010, for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS and PC.

Synopsis
The game is set during the waning days of the Great War on Cybertron. Megatron is searching for a dangerous power source known as Dark Energon to fuel his conquest of the planet. Optimus Prime has come to prominence after joining the fight following an attack on Iacon, but he is not yet leader of the Autobots. Starscream joins the Decepticons as second-in-command, but does not consider either Optimus or Megatron to have the planet's best interests at heart. (We will apparently learn why Starscream is such a whopping traitor and why Megatron doesn't just kill him).

At the start of each level, the player can choose from one of three characters. The characters available will shift from level to level. Known playable characters include:

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Autobots

    Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen) (WfC character profile)
    Bumblebee
    Ratchet
    Ironhide

Decepticons

    Megatron (WfC character profile)
    Starscream (WfC character profile)
    Soundwave
    Thundercracker

The Decepticon campaign includes a boss battle with Omega Supreme and the Autobot campaign includes defending Iacon. Trypticon appears in the IGN trailer, but he's, uh, probably not playable. Players should expect references to Cybertron locations taken from all previous Transformer stories, "things which may have only been referenced once, in one comic way back when, could be used and expanded upon."

Features

    Campaigns will be co-op both online and off for the first time in a Transformers game.
    All playable characters have two special abilities, such as absorbing health from enemies or marking targets.
    The game will run on the Unreal engine.
    High Moon is prepared to "support the game after release," meaning either patches or downloadable content.
    Online Multiplayer is being developed for the game.
    All environments, including cover, can be destroyed.

Production

    As an early marketing campaign, the game's website included the feature "Operation Transmission Recovery": using transmission and coordinate dials, you could pick up "transmissions" from Cybertron (or "video clips" to you and me).
    The art and design team did intense research (i.e. watched the original cartoon, looked at comics, and watched "typical sci-fi cool stuff" like Blade Runner) to work out the aesthetic of Cybertron; lead artist Ivan Power remarked that the original cartoon was the main inspiration, and that Cybertron wasn't shown there so they had to rewatch the same few clips "over and over". While many of the city designs are elaborate and shiny, Decepticon Kaon was deliberately designed to be sharp-edged, rusting, and slapped together to show the Decepticons weren't interested in building a functioning society.
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Topic starter Posted : 26/01/2010 12:22 pm
(@kosmonaut)
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awesome! but i only have PS2! grrrrrr..

have to grab ps3 lah like this.. but expensive lah all the games!

Tuu rannss suuu fooorrmmM!!

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Posted : 26/01/2010 5:58 pm
(@meister)
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I have a PS3.
Will be awaiting this game.

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Posted : 26/01/2010 7:32 pm
(@giamgiam)
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im wondering hw to use Nintendo Wii to play tis game...

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Posted : 26/01/2010 9:20 pm
(@dobby_convoy)
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Anyone planning to start this game..??
I'm gonna buy this game today...!!!

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Posted : 29/06/2010 4:59 pm
(@rafekwb)
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Got the PC game yesterday and already
cover stage 3 already..... LOL

New_Megatronia = a$$ H0
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Posted : 13/07/2010 7:16 pm
(@robowarrior_prime)
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ps3 version finally arrived today for me πŸ˜€
gonna start playing today

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Posted : 13/07/2010 8:39 pm
(@bearmafia)
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Happy Gaming πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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Posted : 13/07/2010 10:46 pm
(@giamgiam)
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la la la la, i dah finish Easy n Normal mode in PC~
Hard mode ni DAMN HARD la... :S
kejap saje...MATI... :S

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Posted : 14/07/2010 4:33 am
(@rafekwb)
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giamgiam wrote:

la la la la, i dah finish Easy n Normal mode in PC~
Hard mode ni DAMN HARD la... :S
kejap saje...MATI... :S

that's Y it is call HARD mode...wakakakakaaaaaaa

New_Megatronia = a$$ H0
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Posted : 14/07/2010 7:02 pm
(@giamgiam)
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rafekwb wrote:

giamgiam wrote:

la la la la, i dah finish Easy n Normal mode in PC~
Hard mode ni DAMN HARD la... :S
kejap saje...MATI... :S

that's Y it is call HARD mode...wakakakakaaaaaaa

it is SUPER DUPER HARD !! πŸ˜›

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Posted : 15/07/2010 1:19 am
(@apex_bomber)
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dang. the temptation of ps3..can't go back to the dark ages of gaming addiction  πŸ™

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