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Activision Rolls Out Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Overview

Posted by Sammy Barker

Me Grimlock love Peter Cullen's war stories

It’s always strange to see Optimus Prime’s voice come out of an ordinary human being, but we suppose that voice actor Peter Cullen deserves a share of the limelight for once. In this brand new video, the silky chopped star provides an overview of Activision’s upcoming PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 tie-in, Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark.

Built upon the same blueprints as High Moon Studios’ solid Cybertron series, this aims to fuse the fiction between Paramount Pictures’ movie property and Generation One. As such, the title will feature an impressive 40 playable characters across its single player campaign and co-op modes, as the Autobots fight over the titular anti-Matrix which threatens to destroy the world.

We’re not entirely convinced whether the plot’s going to work, but the gameplay snippets glimpsed in the trailer certainly look strong. Even more excitingly, improvements have been rolled out to the aforementioned Escalation multiplayer option, meaning that you’ll now need to overcome bouts against recognisable bots as you work your way through the enemy waves.

Are you aiming to gobble this up like Unicron the day that it deploys, or has the whole concept got you Starscreaming in disappointment? Dare to be stupid in the comments section below.


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User Comments (4)



Jaz007 said:

As long as the gameplay is good, I'll be happy with my purchase. Are 40 playable characters going be playable in multiple levels, or is going the Fall of Cybertron route? I'm hoping for the former, that could add real replayability.



get2sammyb said:

@Jaz007 It's not clear, is it? My guess is it'll go the Fall of Cyberton route, and you'll be able to pick from a ton of characters in multiplayer/co-op.



Punkinhead145 said:

I like the character designs in that they swing toward G1 designs while on Cybertron and movie designs on Earth. It seems like a nice concept to pay homage to both



Ristar42 said:

3 Optimus Prime versions in that trailer, proper G1 can be seen near the begining. Hope you can unlock and play as G1 in other missions, tranformers has levels of childhood nostalgia up there with Ghostbusters for me!

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