Activision announced today that Transformers: War for Cybertron is in development by award-winning High Moon Studios. Based on HasbroÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s legendary TRANSFORMERS property, the game takes players to the TRANSFORMERS charactersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ home planet of CYBERTRON for a new look into the epic story of the grand civil war that spawned one of the most brutal rivalries of all time.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Transformers: War for Cybertron is an origins story, taking players on a gripping, adrenaline-fueled journey that precedes the TRANSFORMERS charactersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ arrival on Earth,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Rob Kostich, head of marketing, licensed products, Activision Publishing, Inc. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The game transports players to a living, metallic planet where they will battle as giant converting robots in single player, online co-op or head-to-head multiplayer matches that are fully immersive from start to finish.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“For the first time, Hasbro is working with Activision to drive the TRANSFORMERS fiction forward into new story arcs, demonstrating pivotal moments in Transformers history that defined who they are,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Aaron Archer, Senior Design Director, Hasbro. Ã¢â‚¬Å“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.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Transformers: War for Cybertron features two distinct storylines: the AUTOBOT campaign tells a story of heroism to save their home planet against overwhelming odds, and the DECEPTICON campaign tells a story of an unquenchable thirst for power to control the universe. For the first time in a TRANSFORMERS title, fans will be able to play the game with their friends through team-based online co-op, or go head to head in a variety of intense, online multiplayer game modes. The game features a sci-fi art style that introduces fans to the entire living, metallic world of CYBERTRON, as well as all-new visualisations of the iconic TRANSFORMERS characters in their original Cybertronian forms.
Transformers: War for Cybertron is in development for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 , Windows PC, Wii and Nintendo DS.