Previously announced a few months ago in an issue of Game Informer magazine, "Transformers: Fall of Cybertron" intrigued many fans of the popular Hasbro robot/vehicle series, especially considering that its design had so much in common with publisher Activision's previous games in the series, namely "War For Cybertron." But this weekend, during the Spike Video Game Awards 2011, they received an even bigger reason to be excited -- a teaser trailer for the upcoming game.
As the trailer begins, Optimus Prime, leader of the Autobots, carries an injured Bumblebee on the battlefield, while various Autobots and Decepticons battle it out on the war-torn planet of Cybertron. But it's only a matter of minutes before everything escalates, with robots falling to pieces from incoming attacks. Then some familiar characters make appearances, including the all-powerful Devastator (formed from five smaller Decepticon robots) and the fan-favorite Grimlock, an Autobot that transforms into a fire-breathing dinosaur.
Though no gameplay footage was shown in the trailer, "Transformers: Fall of Cybertron" does feature some fantastic art design, with edgier, serious looks for each of the characters. Grimlock no longer comes off as a somewhat goofy-sounding Dinobot, but rather a legitimate threat to the Decepticons' claim for Cybertron. And Devastator? Well, he will no doubt be an interesting character to fight against.
High Moon Studios, the same development team that handled "War For Cybertron" and this past summer's game release of "Dark of the Moon," is once again taking care of development. The game is expected to introduce a vast storyline that lets players choose between Autobot and Decepticon sides, as well as a deep online multiplayer component.
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"Transformers: Fall of Cybertron" is set to arrive in fall 2012 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.