“We looked at things like [Generation 1], how do we pay homage to that visually? We looked at Bumblebee, the opening scene of Bumblebee, to get the tone of Cybertron – the flavor of it,” DeSanto said, “I come from anime fandom — I loved Macross, Yamato, Gatchaman as a kid, so references like that would often come up in conversation with the team in Japan.”
“What I’m excited about is that we knew from the very beginning, almost two years ago, that Kingdom was going to be the third chapter,” DeSanto said. “We spent a lot of time developing the trilogy as a whole, so what I’m excited about is people trying to figure out how we get to Kingdom. Siege to Earthrise to Kingdom: it’s three chapters of a trilogy, but they’re distinctly different even though they tell one large story.”
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