Transformers Devastation Custom Console

For those attending SDCC 2015, Xbox will be giving away 20 custom Xbox One consoles featuring some upcoming titles. How does this relate to our hobby? As reports, one of those custom consoles will feature artwork from Transformers Devastation! Read on after the jump for rules and how to enter.

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We’ve got word that there is a new Transformers game hitting the Nintendo 3DS in Japan. Japanese 3DS eShop game Bike Ride is getting a Transformers skin to replace the main character with Robots in Disguise Bumblebee! The trailer makes the game out to be something of an endless runner – check out the trailer below:

Andy Schmidt Transformers Devastation

GameSpot has interviewed the developers of Transformers: Devastation and they have confirmed IDW’s Andy Schmidt as the storyteller for Transformers: Devastation.

Activision Producer Robert Conkey mentioned that Mr. Schmidt also worked with them for the War For Cybertron, Fall Of Cybertron and Rise Of The Dark Spark titles as well.

A brief summary of the game’s story was also revealed. You can check out the video, after the jump.

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We are now going through the Post-E3 Coverage and information is still trickling in from Transformers: Devastation. Sony has interviewed the Developer (PlatinumGames) and the Publisher (Activision) regarding the upcoming game which is scheduled to release on October 6th this year.

The developers were kind enough to address some of the concerns buzzing around the internet after the big reveal. They assure us that Transformers: Devastation will feel exactly like a quality PlatinumGames game and hence addresses the skepticism that was after their not-so-successful Legend Of Korra game.

During the interview they also explain the game mechanics including how to pull off certain moves and the difficulty settings.

You can enjoy the video, after the jump.

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Update: The demo is over, but make the jump to see a recording of what was shown.

The “Super Bowl of the video game industry”, E3, has been in full swing – and coming up, we will have the first ever, world-premiere gameplay of PlatinumGames’ upcoming Transformers Devastation for your viewing pleasure! You’ll be able to find it in the stream after the jump – be sure to keep an eye on it, as it will be premiering tonight at 6:00 PM EST / 3:00 PM PDT (roughly one hour from now). This post will also be updated with whatever details come out. Til then, sound off with what you hope to see after the break!

• Starting!

• Platinum has loved TF since they were kids

• Loves the history, taking inspiration from different generations

• Making a new, modern take

• One of the important things is transformation, put a lot of energy into making it a part of the battle system

• Unique part is 3 ways to use it – end of combo/chaining combos, using it to dodge, rush attack (gains maximum speed and can do a special combo)

• Optimus Prime/Bumblebee/Sideswipe gameplay

• Have their own internal engine, take base tech and add on top of it

• Originally Activision went to Platinum wanting a Transformers game, Platinum had to come up with something, concept of transformation is what they came up with

• Came up with their own aesthetic

• Can only play as Autobots, game is from the Autobot POV, but you experience the depth of the characters on both sides, it is story driven

• 5 playable Autobots

• Clip of Optimus/Wheeljack voice acting

• They have Dan Gilvezan too, Gregg Berger, Michael Bell, Frank Welker (Megs/Soundwave)

• Retail and downloadable game

• Is a full-blown game

• Done

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In tandem with the big site upgrade, we’ve decided to make a big ol’ Transformers Devastation roundup post for your viewing pleasure, encapsulating a lot of what’s been coming out over the last little while. This includes a press release, more info, high-res images, an HD trailer, and more. Enjoy below, and keep an eye out for more Transformers Devastation coverage later today!

Activision has just sent out a press release for PlatinumGames’ upcoming Transformers: Devastation, including some more details and high-res images of the game.

In addition, Platinum’s Kenji Saito has posted an article on the Playstation Blog, providing his thoughts and an HD version of the trailer we saw yesterday at E3.

For even more details, you can check out a blog post on Activision’s website which lays out even more info about the game.

There’s a lot here, and you can check it all out and let us know your thoughts after the break!

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Game Informer has published an article detailing their Previews Editor, Matt Miller’s hands-on experience with the up coming Transformers: Devastation. Describing his time going thought the playable demo, the article reveals a few more details about the title developed by Platinum Games.

> The Project is being head by Kenji Saito, who also directed Metal Gear Rising Revengeance. Many team member from Platinum are Transformers enthusiasts who are excited to work on their beloved franchise.

> Following the tradition of Platinum, this game takes you from a corridor like environment to a wide open space for the larger scale fight.

> Both Melee and Ranged weapon are found in the game. Characters can equip up to 4 weapons at a time.

> Sequences allow the player to head up a ram in vehicle mode, transforms, then attack in robot mode.

> Character leveling system with stats hearkens to G1 character Tech Spec (strength, intelligence, speed, endurance, rank, courage, firepower, and skill. )

> A Weapon crafting system to create upgrades from items you will find from the environment.

Sounds like Platinum is really dedicated to creating a full experience beyond just the story mode, and I’m sure you will be able to see this and more in the footage scheduled to be revealed tomorrow; Tuesday 16th June, 2015 at 6PM Eastern Time as we reported earlier.

You can check out the article here, then join in on the discussion on the boards.


PlatinumGames has announced that they will be officially revealing their new title (obviously it’s Transformers: Devastation) today; Monday 15th June 2015 at 3:30PM Eastern Time (12:30PST) from the E3 Pre-Show.

Today’s the big reveal of our new title! Be sure to watch the @geoffkeighly Pre-E3 show at 12:30 pacific for all the details!

However, the gameplay footage will be revealed tomorrow; Tuesday 16th June, 2015 at 6PM Eastern Time according to IGN.

So, where can you watch the possible Teaser happening live today? Find out the answer, after the jump.

Update: PlatinumGames revealed a teaser for Transformers: Devastation moments ago.

What was mentioned during the interview following the teaser:

  • Inspiration for the game came primarily from the G1 cartoon but ideas from IDW Comics and other media were taken in as well.
  • Develeopment team from Bayonetta and Legend Of Korra video games were involved in making Transformers: Devastation (which certainly explains the familiar style from both games).
  • Player will only control the Autobots.
  • After the introduction stage of the game, the player can choose whomever they want to play as.
  • The game is Single Player Only. That’s right; no Multiplayer capabilities.
  • The game will come to PC as well (along with PS3, PS4, Xbox360 and Xbox One).
  • Gameplay footage will be revealed tomorrow; Tuesday 16th June, 2015 at 6PM Eastern Time (as mentioned above).

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Best Buy Canada have put up preorders for the new Transformers video game, Transformers Devastation, which we first learned about earlier today. From these listings, we can confirm that:

  • The game will be released on Xbox One, Xbox 360, Playstation 4 and Playstation 3
  • Five Autobots are confirmed to be playable – Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Wheeljack, Sideswipe, and Grimlock
  • The original voice cast will be reprising their roles, including Peter Cullen, Frank Welker and Dan Gilvezan
  • The game will feature five difficulty levels to provide an appropriate challenge to all fans
  • The plot involves Megatron harnessing Plasma Energy in an attempt to cyberform the Earth
  • The game is being developed by notable studio Platinum Games. It is reported that they will be bringing their signature fast action to the game, for instant robot to vehicle attacks, slam downs, counterattacks, and infinite combos

It is also reported that Transformers Devastation is coming on October 6th, 2015 – so not too long to go before we get to experience this game!

There’s also a few more new images attached to the listings – one of which shows a purple Ramjet, so it looks like the Decepticon Air Warriors are also in as enemies to fight.


Prepare for devastation!

It seems we have a new Transformers video game to look forward to. Gaming site Pure Xbox has leaked some images and information of what is coming to us next from Activision.

Transformers Devastation, as it is known, is a cel-shaded brawler with a very slick artstyle recalling the look of the original Generation 1 cartoon. From the images we can see the Autobots in the game include Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Sideswipe, with Optimus and Bumblebee looking like they may be playable characters. Decepticons shown include Megatron and Devastator, the latter of whom absolutely towers over Optimus. Generic Decepticons armed with swords are also shown in droves, and they seem to resemble the Generation 1 Decepticon Runamuck. There is evidence of combat involving both guns and also close-range melee weapons, such as a pair of swords on Sideswipe and Optimus using his energy axe.

Further details are unknown, but Pure Xbox reports this game is heading to Xbox 360 for certain. We’d imagine that Activision will not ignore the current generation, or the Playstation, so we’d imagine that Xbox One, Playstation 3 and Playstation 4 versions must also be on the cards.

Allegedly, this game will be officially unveiled at E3, so we hope to see more then. For now, check out the images which we have mirrored here for your viewing pleasure.

Is this finally the Generation 1 cartoon inspired game we’ve all been dreaming of?