Hasbro and Activision today releases their long awaited Transformers franchise game. Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark is a third-person action adventure game.
”TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE DARK SPARK engages the fans with digital game play that brings all stories together,” explained Mark Blecher, SVP Digital Gaming & Corporate Development at Hasbro. “TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE DARK SPARK links the unique universes of the live-action TRANSFORMERS films from director Michael Bay and Paramount Pictures – including the upcoming TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION – and Activision’s prior CYBERTRON video games.”
The game continues the war between the Autobots and Decepticons and since Cybertron fell it has spanned the universe and ended up taking place on Earth. The battle for the Dark Spark – an ancient, destructive relic, equal in power to the Matrix of Leadership – spans the TRANSFORMERS ruined home world of Cybertron in the past, as well as their new sanctuary on Earth. Over 40 playable Autobots and Decepticons from both sides fuel this perilous conflict, inspired by many of the amazing action sequences directed by Michael Bay, across the game’s engrossing single player campaign and its wave-based, cooperative multiplayer mode, Escalation.
Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark’s Escalation mode incorporates a handful of new additions, including empowering offensive and defensive utilities like turrets, decoys and barricades, while the inclusion of special mini-boss Power Foes from Transformers lore makes each battle even more personal. Player progression has also evolved, offering character levelling and unlockable load-out choices that carry through both single player and multiplayer, no matter which mode players’ use. And newly introduced HACKs allow players to alter the core game experience, modifying factors like enemy health and behaviour to their liking for greater challenge and reward.
Released today, 27 June the Transformers will be rolling out to PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, 3DS, and Wii U. Check back in a few days for a PS4 review from a big Transformers fan.