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!
Press release:ACTIVISION PUBLISHING, INC. AND PLATINUMGAMES INC. CHANGE THE FIGHT IN TRANSFORMERS: DEVASTATION
New action-brawler video game lets fans experience the TRANSFORMERS like never before
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – June 16, 2015 – Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), today announced it is teaming up with acclaimed development studio PlatinumGames Inc. to release a groundbreaking new game starring the TRANSFORMERS Generations characters. Based on Hasbro’s colossal entertainment franchise, TRANSFORMERS: Devastation is a third-person action-brawler game with a breathtaking comic book-inspired visual style.
Forged with PlatinumGames’ gift for fast-paced action and mesmerizing art design, TRANSFORMERS: Devastation harnesses the unique abilities of its heroes to convert from robot to vehicle form to extraordinary effect. In this incredibly dynamic, combo-fueled experience, players battle as one of five AUTOBOTS – OPTIMUS PRIME, BUMBLEBEE, SIDESWIPE, WHEELJACK and GRIMLOCK. Throughout the game, players unlock new skills, forge new weapons, and augment their characters to battle against the vicious DECEPTICONS, including MEGATRON and the powerful combiner DEVASTATOR.
PlatinumGames utilizes cel-shaded artwork to create contemporary versions of the bold, brightly colored designs of the original TRANSFORMERS characters. The game features a story inspired by the IDW comic book universe and includes the talents of legendary voice actors like Dan Gilvezan as BUMBLEBEE, Frank Welker as MEGATRON and SOUNDWAVE, Gregg Berger as GRIMLOCK, and Peter Cullen as OPTIMUS PRIME.
TRANSFORMERS: Devastation is expected to arrive later this year on the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC via Steam. To keep up with the latest news and updates from the game, please visit www.TransformersGame.com and www.facebook.com/TransformersGame.
PlayStation Blog:Hi everyone! This is Kenji Saito from PlatinumGames.
I’ve loved Transformers since I was a kid, so I’m honored to be a part of the team making Transformers: Devastation, a new kind of Transformers game coming later this year. Within the world of this long-running series with countless fans, we wanted to make an exhilarating action experience that focused uniquely on what draws so many people to Transformers: robots and vehicles.
In Transformers: Devastation, the key is action that combines these two concepts, allowing players to freely switch modes whenever needed, racing around the city in vehicle mode and pounding on the enemy in robot mode. Send an enemy flying with a punch in robot mode, switch to vehicle mode and slam into it, then finish by unleashing a huge attack. Accelerate to top speed in vehicle mode and switch back to dropkick the enemy. Switch modes again to evade the enemy’s attack, counter, and follow up with a relentless combo.
How the player utilizes both modes within the combat system opens up an infinite number of possibilities. You can choose from Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Wheeljack, and of course, Grimlock. Pick the Autobot you like best and roll out.
One of our other big focuses for Transformers: Devastation is to deliver the kind of big-name face-offs between the leaders of the Autobots and Decepticons that make the series so gripping.
The game features an electrifying comic book-inspired story which races back and forth across the cosmos between Earth and Cybertron, drawing in a huge cast of fan-favorite characters for a battle to decide the fate of both worlds. And to top it all off, we’re working with legendary series voice actors like Frank Welker, Dan Gilvezan, and Peter Cullen to make sure this showdown between good and evil is truly personal.
There have been a lot of great designs for the Transformers over the more than thirty years they’ve been around. But for our take on the iconic robots in disguise, we wanted to combine original Transformers characters and 80s inspired Japanese anime with a more modern, cel-shaded flair. Applying current animation technology and post effects, we feel we’ve accomplished a look that pays tribute to the characters we first came to love with a bold, contemporary style.
Transformers: Devastation will hit the PS4 and PS3 this fall. There’s definitely more to this game than meets the eye, so keep on the lookout here for more updates.
Activision:Long-time fans will recognize Frank Welker’s voice, as he steps back into the roles of MEGATRON and SOUNDWAVE, characters that he’s been voicing for nearly 30 years. Plus, Dan Gilvezan will return to play BUMBLEBEE, a character he hasn’t voiced since 1987. That’s right. BUMBLEBEE will speak.
TRANSFORMERS: Devastation’s art will undoubtedly be an exciting element for long-time fans. The folks at PlatinumGames have drawn inspiration from the original character designs and the IDW comic book universe. And they’ve mixed in some old-school anime, packaging everything in a colorful, cel-shaded aesthetic.
PlatinumGames has managed to find the perfect balance between hard-hitting action and light-hearted visuals. It’s everything you’d expect from the company behind Bayonetta 2 and The Wonderful 101 mixed with everything you’ve always wanted from a TRANSFORMERS title.
TRANSFORMERS: Devastation will crash land on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 PlayStation 3, and PC this fall. Don’t forget to follow @Activision on Twitter for more updates.