Transformers: The Prequel….kinda

Before Michael Bay blew lots of sh*t up. There was a kick-ass 80’s cartoon based on the popular Transformers Franchise. I think its pretty safe to say that without that great 80’s cartoon, we would never see Megan Fox leaning over on a motorcycle in Transformer: Revenge of the Fallen. Now thanks to Activision, we’ll be going back even further than the old cartoon in the new video game, titled, Transformers: War for Cybertron. This game takes place on Cybertron and the story focuses on the end days of the war. Right before the Autobots call Earth their new home. Visually, this game has amazing graphics and the character designs for both, The AutoBots and The Decepticons are truly stunning. Don’t expect to see designs that are inspired by the Michael Bay films. The team at Activision were inspired by the old 80’s cartoon designs but with a more updated look. The look is being so well received by the Franchise owners, Hasbro, that they’ll be releasing a toy line based on the video game character designs. Even the world of Cybertron looks unreal. It looks just like a war devoured robot planet would look!  Activision wanted to make the game controls very seemless between playing as a robot and playing in it’s transformed state. With a click of a button, you change to transformed. I know what you’re thinking, “Oh no! now I have to learn a whole new set of controls because I transformed!” Wrong! Once you transform, the controls stay unchanged. Each button still controls the same action. Also be ready for your copy of Call of Duty to sit on the shelf and be berried in cobwebs. Transformers is getting in the MMO (massive multi-player) game. Transformers: War for Cybertron will feature a robust MMO gaming experience where the player can design their own Autobot or Decepticon. You can play as four different classes of Transformer and the game includes everyone’s favorite MMO game types. Such as Team Deathmatch, Conquest, and Count Down to Extinction which seems really cool! From the gist of the MMO trailer, I think that game mode you just have to blowup the other team with a bomb that’s being tossed around like a hot potato. Transformers: War for Cybertron, hits stores, June 22nd for all major game consuls and it promises to be a kick-ass ride. You can check out a trailer for the MMO part of the game at, http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/100824-new-transformers-war-for-cybertron-multiplayer-trailer or you can go to the game’s cool website at, http://www.transformersgame.com

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