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Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Rolls Out from 24th June

Posted by Sammy Barker

Autobots, start your engines

Activision’s curious Transformers cross Bayformers mash-up Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark is set to start an intergalactic war on both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 from 24th June in North America and 27th June in Europe. In an effort to appease old-school fans and younger players, the weighty robotic wrestling match will feature characters and designs from both the original toy line and Michael Bay’s more bombastic movies. It sounds like a mismatch made on the Planet of Junk from where we’re sitting, but we suppose that it’s not the first time that the publisher’s dared to be stupid.

Nevertheless, if you pre-order the game now from North American retailer GameStop or offshoot EB Games, you’ll accrue access to the Weathered Warrior pack, which includes two exclusive weapons, in addition to Decepticon characters Thundercracker and Skywarp, who you’ll be able to employ in multiplayer. Give us control of the acrophobic Silverbolt, and we’ll blast that dastardly duo right out of the sky. Well, maybe.

Despite the fast approaching release date, we still don’t actually know a whole lot about this game, which is deploying alongside new flick Transformers: Age of Extinction. Speculation suggests that competent port house Edge of Reality – the team responsible for converting the original Mass Effect to the PS3 – is handling development duties, but that still hasn’t been officially announced. Either way, expect it to be built from the Transformers: Fall of Cybertron blueprints, but perhaps without the tender loving care of High Moon Studios at the helm.


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User Comments (6)



Bad-MuthaAdebisi said:

Would love something more specifically retro/80's, movie tie ins often put me off because they nearly all tripe.



Jaz007 said:

@get2sammyb Is is me, or do the movie characters look a little cartoony in a weird way, while the Cybertron characters look realistic and fitting?



THEundying27 said:

Until I see some game play I'm going to remain skeptical about this title. Here are signs that a game will suck:

1. Review embargoes. To be fair though I understand that developers are still fine tuning the game up until the last minute and have it patched in on release day. Let's be honest though, games like halo and call of duty always have early reviews and those are huge triple A titles that in my opinion, need more fine tuning than anything. So when shady developers like beenox and gearbox are secretive about their game it's usually a bad sign.

2. Lack of game play footage/developer being secretive about the game which ties into review embargoes. Amazing spiderman 2 just came out and there was little to no game play shown(at least from I saw or didn't see) and we all know why now, it sucks!!!!!!! Another example of a developer being shady.

Anyways my rant is done. My son loves transformers so I'll keep my eye on this one.




Hopefully the developers have mercilessly stuck to High Moon's work.

I like their cybertron designs, and who doesn't like G1 style Transformers?! The Bay Transformers are horrid creations.

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