Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Announced

February 17, 2014

Activision have today announced the next title in the Transformers series, Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark.

The latest Transformers title will fully complement Paramount Pictures’ upcoming film, Transformers: Age of Extinction, which is set to release this June.

It is a third-person action adventure title and will go beyond the movie by uniting the universe of director Michael Bay’s Transformers movies with the ever-popular Cybertron universe. Players will choose from over 40 playable characters from the two different universes as they battle to secure the Dark Spark.

Mark Blecher, SVP Digital Gaming & Corporate Development  at Hasbro, Inc stated:

TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE DARK SPARK is an arc between the Cybertron and Earth based worlds of this popular franchise, This year marks 30 incredible years of TRANSFORMERS.  This game tells another chapter in the TRANSFORMERS story that all fans will love.

It is a follow-up to the previous two Transformers titles, and jumps worlds and factions as it weaves the tale of the hunt for an ancient relic as powerful as the Matrix of Leadership – the Dark Spark. Players will be able to switch between the heroes of the noble Autobots and the nefarious Decepticons throughout the single-player campaign. Similar to High Moon Studios’ Cybertron entries in the highly regarded series, gameplay features nimble, fast-paced running-and-gunning combat paired with traversal and vehicle action across open battlefields for large-scale, dynamic conflicts.

The game also sees the return of the fan-favorite Escalation mode, which comes delivering wave-based, survival-style gameplay for up to four players online cooperatively. The developers have built on the mode, now featuring new, upgradeable defence systems, recognisable adversaries from the lore, and an expanded roster of playable characters from past and present. Additionally, an exciting new levelling system transforms single-player and multiplayer into one unified, persistent character development path. Experience earned in any part of the game unlocks potent awards and tactical loadout choices – including new characters, stronger weapons, special abilities and consumable bonuses – for use throughout the entire game.

Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark will be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, 3DS and PC. No concrete release date has yet been given.

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