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The Announcement Trailer for Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Has Rolled Out

Posted by Joey Thurmond

Will you protect or destroy Earth?

In an accidental reveal yesterday morning, Amazon created a listing for an unannounced game called Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark. Details were scarce, but before it was quickly taken down, the hypothetical PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 release was described as "perfect for veteran fans and newcomers”. Since then, the title has transformed from speculation to reality.

IGN has exclusively unveiled the announcement trailer for the new tie-in, and what we know about the game stems solely from the footage itself. It seems to be a sequel to the incredible Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, but with an interesting and perhaps controversial twist.

The theme of the video surrounds the idea of two universes colliding, and they happen to be the world already established by High Moon Studios' titles and Michael Bay's latest take on the Transformers franchise. This can be confirmed by the character models in the trailer, because you can see Optimus Prime's movie design in addition to his game counterpart.

It appears that the abovementioned developer is not making the release either, since its recognisable logo is nowhere to be found at the end of the trailer. Do you think that the developer is sitting this one out? Should the game and movie universes remain separate, or combine to create a mechanical mess? Blast off in the comments section below.


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get2sammyb said:

Fascinating premise. I guess it makes sense for Activision. They need to market the game alongside the movie's release, but they also know that these games sell well based on the Generation One fans. It could be good, I guess. I'm not overly keen on the idea, but I'm willing to give it a shot. Maybe. Want to know who's developing first.



Jaz007 said:

Wait, they're combing the two? I'm not sure about that. At first when I watched the trailer I just figured that they would be arriving on earth in the game and taking on new forms and they just chose the Bay desings. I didn't think we would be doing parallel universes here. I hope my initial reaction is what's happening here. Regardless though, I think I will be getting this day one on my PS4. (unless the off-chance I want it on my Wii U happens.)



InsertNameHere said:

I'll need to see more before I can get hyped, I do like the premise, though. I just wish characters like Scourge or Crumplezone would make an appearance from time to time.



BambooBushido said:

Awesome! love the idea of colliding the universes but need to see and know more before i gat really hyped



Bad-MuthaAdebisi said:

Rubbish. Cross-gen commercial film flam. But... yes, destroy the earth, who wants to save it, so not cool. They should have done with transformers what they have done with Destiny. I would love to play it online constantly battling to control earth territories. Maybe even include humans and also just machines fighting over the moon & Mars and its moons. Totally under used franchise.



irken004 said:

According to joystiq's report, it's being made by the dev of Loadout, while wayforward's doing the 3DS release. No high moon studios in sight



BambooBushido said:

@RyoHazuki There is a Transformers MMO called Transformers Universe it's comeing out this summer unfortunately it's unknown on if it'll be comeing to PS4 or not



Jaz007 said:

Okay, I watched the trailer again, and now I'm not sure how I got parallel Universes from the article. Anyways, I don't see this as a bad thing. There's nothing so far to suggest it will actually use the movie franchise's story. I hope they don't though. Don't get me wrong, I loved the movies, but I don't think that the next Cybertron game story would fit with the movie lore. This should be great as long as it's not a movie tie-in for Transformers 4 as that's creates a host of problems by itself, and it just uses the some of the designs for when the characters get an earth vehicle form without any movie story.



ps4nication said:

it make sense. they had to leave cybertron and they finally come to earth in this one so they need to disguise themselves as earth vehicles. that's one of the things that bothered me about watching the gen 1 cartoons now. before they even came to earth and scanned our vehicles you could make out the earth vehicles in their robot forms. I think now that the original fans are older it wouldn't make sense to us if their robot forms didn't change to match the new vehicles of this planet. but it is an absolute shame if highmoon isn't attached - the first 2 games where great old school transformers action and the ability to transform whenever u wanted in multiplayer made it something special and different



Chris1975 said:

Nope, this isn't what we bought ps4's for, this is cross gen appeasement yet again and it even looks no better than a ps3 game.



Jaz007 said:

@Chris1975 Would you rather it's not on PS4 at all? Becaue that's the other option. Publishers can't afford to just put all their new games on next gen consoles immediately.

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