Rip out his optics

When it rains, it pours Energon cubes – and Activision's let the exciting looking Transformers: Devastation slip through its robotic grip. The game – which leaked earlier today – has now been all but confirmed for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 courtesy of a Best-Buy leak. And yes, Platinum Games is at the helm. We always knew you had potential, lad.

The game's apparently due out on 6th October, and will see you taking control of the Autobots, as you lay the smackdown on Megatron and foes. Playable characters will include Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Wheeljack, and Grimlock, while the likes of Peter Cullen and, excitingly, Frank Welker will reprise their roles.

It sounds like the title will adopt the Bayonetta developer's brand of fast-paced action, as you'll need to learn the art of slam downs, counterattacks, and infinite combos to master the mechanics. There is mention of vehicle transformations in the flavour text, too, though it's not entirely clear whether there'll be a driving element, or if this will factor into the combat.

Either way, this is probably the Transformers game that many of you have been dreaming of – this author included. The jury is still out on the overall quality of the package, however; Platinum Games didn't exactly bring its A-game with its previous Activision collaboration, The Legend of Korra. Has your internal imperial magistrate reached a verdict on this title yet? Vote guilty or innocent in the comments section below.