Until now, the upcoming Transformers: Devastation by PlatinumGames (published by Activision) was kept in RP video game rating (Rating Pending). Today, the Entertainment Software Rating Board has issued the final Rating for the game.
Transformers: Devastation has been rated T For Teen with the following Rating Summary:
“This is an action-adventure game in which players assume the role of Autobots on a mission to stop the Deceptions’ evil plans. From a third-person perspective, players traverse urban environments and battle enemy robots in frenetic melee-style combat. Players use swords, energy blades, laser blasters, and vehicles attacks to destroy enemies. Battles are accompanied by close-up slow motion effects and colorful flashes of light; enemies disappear amid large explosions when defeated. In one sequence, players can use laser turrets to shoot down a horde of flying robots.”
In addition to that we have with us a rather interesting Technical Detail. It is stated that the game will run at 60 FPS at 1080p HD on both Playstation 4 and Xbox One consoles. You can check out some more details from DualShockers, after the jump.
Producer Robert Conkey and Saito-san stated:
- Activision was the one that went to PlatinumGames with the idea of the game, and discovered that the folks at the house of Bayonetta were big Transformers fans.
- The game is not developed by the same team as The Legend of Korra, as PlatinumGames mixes and matches teams for different games. Some developers come from Korra (for instance the producer), others from Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and from other games.
- At the end of every combo you can trigger a transformation attack, with the right timing. After that, you can chain a fully new combo.
- Loot changes depending on difficulty. You have a chance to get better loot the more challenging you choose the game to be.
- Taking the visuals directly from the shows would have caused the graphics to look pretty dated, so the team used modern animation techniques like glow shading applied to the entire world.
- Animations have been referenced heavily from the old shows, but they have been mixed with PlatinumGames style and responsiveness.
- Transformations are a mix of the shows, in which the Transformers “morph,” and of the toys, in which parts are mechanically moved into place.