Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark

We’re only six months into the new generation, and Activision’s movie tie-in business is already off to a middling start. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 certainly isn’t terrible, but it’s far from incredible either, meaning that we have decidedly low expectations for the upcoming Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark. Due out on 24th June in North America and 27th June in Europe, the game aims to depict an Earthly conflict between the original Robots in Disguise and Michael Bay’s less memorable machines.

While the publisher’s yet to actually clarify who’s developing the game, this latest title appears to be very much built from the same blueprints as High Moon Studios’ excellent Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. There’s a glimpse of characters both old and new in this footage, as Peter Cullen delivers yet another rousing – albeit utterly predictable – Optimus Prime monologue. Are you keeping your robotic fingers crossed regarding the quality of this release? Roll out in the comments section below.

Update: We were a little hasty posting a leaked version of this trailer earlier in the week, and removed the story at the request of Activision. Now that the video has been officially released, we've opted to re-publish the offending article. Enjoy.