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Spawnus
12-11-2009, 02:11 PM
I know this is not Revenge of the Fallen related but its something better.

After looking at the Tformers.com website I saw something about a brand new Transformers game by Activision called TRANSFORMERS: WAR FOR CYBERTRON, from what I found out it was going to be a game that was NOT based on Micheal Bay's films, but on the G1 era of Transformers which if anyone is a TF Fan knows what that means, something WORTH looking into (Not saying ROTF was bad btw as I loved it).

But after finding that info last night, apon looking on the Gametrailers website, I found this.

http://www.gametrailers.com/video/exclusive-debut-transformers-war/59859

CunningFox
12-11-2009, 06:12 PM
I just can't wait for this!
Anyone who has read my transformers related posts will know how desperate I am to play as Shockwave.

Kai Freefall
12-12-2009, 11:15 AM
I just can't wait for this!
Anyone who has read my transformers related posts will know how desperate I am to play as Shockwave.

This guy will kill to play as shockwave :P

Tried googling it, but, as of yet all we have is the coutdown on the official site and the trailer (i have subscribed for transmission emails though ;))

So, from the trailer we have optimus and omega confirmed, anyone else see anyone they recognised?

Kai Freefall
12-12-2009, 01:16 PM
Found something, might just be new toy releases or it could be game character artwork

Megs
http://tformers.com/ig.php?mode=view&album=12742&pic=02.jpg&dispsize=800&start=0

and megs battle mode
http://tformers.com/ig.php?mode=view&album=12742&pic=05.jpg&dispsize=800&start=0

Reason i think it might be for the game is, if you look to the right of megs pic 1 you can see OP's hand/arm, and it looks alot like the one in the trailer ;)

EDIT: OH YEAH IT IS :D

Full article

http://tformers.com/article.php?sid=12742

and image gallery

http://tformers.com/ig.php?mode=album&album=12742&dispsize=800&start=0

Sorry shockwave, theres a soundwave pic, but no name sake one for you yet :(

CunningFox
12-12-2009, 01:41 PM
I have translated the countdown.

The next transmission will be emailed to all those who apply at midnight on wednesday morning. (GMT)

You should all sign up now!

And that pic of Soundwave is perfect! I hope they don't change that.

Kai Freefall
12-12-2009, 04:31 PM
I have translated the countdown.

The next transmission will be emailed to all those who apply at midnight on wednesday morning. (GMT)

You should all sign up now!

And that pic of Soundwave is perfect! I hope they don't change that.

Since when did you learn to read cybertronian ;)

well, looks like we will have some more info (hopefully) about this late wednesday, early thursday, in my case probably thrusday, as i will be at work and won't be able to check til i get home.

CunningFox
12-13-2009, 02:53 PM
Since when did you learn to read cybertronian ;)

well, looks like we will have some more info (hopefully) about this late wednesday, early thursday, in my case probably thrusday, as i will be at work and won't be able to check til i get home.

Woops, I meant the day before that!
You don't have to wait that long! :)

CunningFox
12-16-2009, 04:44 PM
Read this,
Looks like we get online co-op!

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Experience the legendary battle between the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS as Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that Transformers™: War for Cybertron is in development by award-winning High Moon Studios. Based on Hasbro's legendary TRANSFORMERS property, the game takes players to the TRANSFORMERS characters' home planet of CYBERTRON for a new look into the epic story of the grand civil war that spawned one of the most brutal rivalries of all time.
"Transformers: War for Cybertron is an origins story, taking players on a gripping, adrenaline-fueled journey that precedes the TRANSFORMERS characters' arrival on Earth," said Rob Kostich, head of marketing, licensed products, Activision Publishing, Inc. "The game transports players to a living, metallic planet where they will battle as giant converting robots in single player, online co-op or head-to-head multiplayer matches that are fully immersive from start to finish."
"For the first time, Hasbro is working with Activision to drive the TRANSFORMERS fiction forward into new story arcs, demonstrating pivotal moments in Transformers history that defined who they are," said Aaron Archer, Senior Design Director, Hasbro. "This remarkable video game helps us to tell a critical event in TRANSFORMERS lore that will be used as canon for future storylines in a way we could have only dreamed of a few years ago. It is a testament to the success of the TRANSFORMERS brand and a key element to the story we look forward to telling in 2010 and beyond."
Transformers: War for Cybertron features two distinct storylines: the AUTOBOT campaign tells a story of heroism to save their home planet against overwhelming odds, and the DECEPTICON campaign tells a story of an unquenchable thirst for power to control the universe. For the first time in a TRANSFORMERS title, fans will be able to play the game with their friends through team-based online co-op, or go head to head in a variety of intense, online multiplayer game modes. The game features a sci-fi art style that introduces to fans the entire living, metallic world of CYBERTRON, as well as all-new visualizations of the iconic TRANSFORMERS characters in their original Cybertronian forms.

Kai Freefall
12-16-2009, 06:13 PM
Read this,
Looks like we get online co-op!

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Experience the legendary battle between the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS as Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that Transformers™: War for Cybertron is in development by award-winning High Moon Studios. Based on Hasbro's legendary TRANSFORMERS property, the game takes players to the TRANSFORMERS characters' home planet of CYBERTRON for a new look into the epic story of the grand civil war that spawned one of the most brutal rivalries of all time.
"Transformers: War for Cybertron is an origins story, taking players on a gripping, adrenaline-fueled journey that precedes the TRANSFORMERS characters' arrival on Earth," said Rob Kostich, head of marketing, licensed products, Activision Publishing, Inc. "The game transports players to a living, metallic planet where they will battle as giant converting robots in single player, online co-op or head-to-head multiplayer matches that are fully immersive from start to finish."
"For the first time, Hasbro is working with Activision to drive the TRANSFORMERS fiction forward into new story arcs, demonstrating pivotal moments in Transformers history that defined who they are," said Aaron Archer, Senior Design Director, Hasbro. "This remarkable video game helps us to tell a critical event in TRANSFORMERS lore that will be used as canon for future storylines in a way we could have only dreamed of a few years ago. It is a testament to the success of the TRANSFORMERS brand and a key element to the story we look forward to telling in 2010 and beyond."
Transformers: War for Cybertron features two distinct storylines: the AUTOBOT campaign tells a story of heroism to save their home planet against overwhelming odds, and the DECEPTICON campaign tells a story of an unquenchable thirst for power to control the universe. For the first time in a TRANSFORMERS title, fans will be able to play the game with their friends through team-based online co-op, or go head to head in a variety of intense, online multiplayer game modes. The game features a sci-fi art style that introduces to fans the entire living, metallic world of CYBERTRON, as well as all-new visualizations of the iconic TRANSFORMERS characters in their original Cybertronian forms.

Beat me to the mark ;)

http://www.gametrailers.com/news/transformers-war-for-cybertron/1667

thats what i get for working my arse off for a couple of days.

P.S anyone got an email yet ?

CunningFox
12-16-2009, 06:26 PM
Beat me to the mark ;)

http://www.gametrailers.com/news/transformers-war-for-cybertron/1667

thats what i get for working my arse off for a couple of days.

P.S anyone got an email yet ?

Nope, still waiting.

And the next transmission is in 63 days.

(Yay I can read cybertronian numbers! That'll come in handy later!)

Kai Freefall
01-14-2010, 03:56 PM
A site with a good deal of info

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Transformers:_War_for_Cybertron

and a new trailer

http://www.gametrailers.com/video/one-shall-transformers-war/60792

enjoy.

CunningFox
01-14-2010, 04:46 PM
Holy Shit!!
That is one hell of a trailer!

Kai Freefall
02-22-2010, 12:53 PM
Holy Shit!!
That is one hell of a trailer!

heres shockwave ;)

http://tfwiki.net/w2/images2/thumb/1/1f/War_for_Cybertron_Shockwave.jpg/600px-War_for_Cybertron_Shockwave.jpg (http://tfwiki.net/w2/images2/1/1f/War_for_Cybertron_Shockwave.jpg)

But, he might only be a preorder exclusive from gamestop :(

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Transformers:_War_for_Cybertron#Characters

enjoy.

CunningFox
02-22-2010, 01:10 PM
heres shockwave ;)

http://tfwiki.net/w2/images2/thumb/1/1f/War_for_Cybertron_Shockwave.jpg/600px-War_for_Cybertron_Shockwave.jpg (http://tfwiki.net/w2/images2/1/1f/War_for_Cybertron_Shockwave.jpg)

But, he might only be a preorder exclusive from gamestop :(

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Transformers:_War_for_Cybertron#Characters

enjoy.

I may have wet myself looking at the picture.
YEEEEEAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!

Looks awesome and all that's missing is avatar costumes.

Edit: Gamestop says the preorder exclusive is Shockwave as a playable character in the escalation mode in multiplayer.

leonWHAT
02-22-2010, 01:11 PM
oh god there first one was horrible!! haha

Kai Freefall
02-22-2010, 03:52 PM
I may have wet myself looking at the picture.
YEEEEEAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!

Looks awesome and all that's missing is avatar costumes.

Edit: Gamestop says the preorder exclusive is Shockwave as a playable character in the escalation mode in multiplayer.

Lets hope the code just gives players early access to him, and that he can be unlocked just by playing the game (like the AVP skins play.com were giving away).

Otherwise i know someone who might not be too happy ;)

CunningFox
02-22-2010, 04:48 PM
Lets hope the code just gives players early access to him, and that he can be unlocked just by playing the game (like the AVP skins play.com were giving away).

Otherwise i know someone who might not be too happy ;)

Actually you can't unlock those AVP skins unless you download the unlock code. :(

And what do you think of my new avatar?

Kai Freefall
02-22-2010, 05:34 PM
Actually you can't unlock those AVP skins unless you download the unlock code. :(

And what do you think of my new avatar?

If your referring to the one on here, nice ;), if you mean on LIVE i haven't seen it.

Regarding the AVP skins, seriously?, but they were in the list of skins you could unlock on the demo, guess they were exclusive then :(.

Looking forward to making some autobot scrap, how about you fox :woop:

Kai Freefall
02-26-2010, 06:15 PM
We have gameplay :D

http://www.gametrailers.com/video/exclusive-gameplay-transformers-war/62342

enjoy.

Mechafire
02-26-2010, 06:45 PM
Damn, this game actually looks REALLY nice. The gameplay trailer is superb.

CunningFox
02-26-2010, 08:26 PM
We have gameplay :D

http://www.gametrailers.com/video/exclusive-gameplay-transformers-war/62342

enjoy.

Now people should understand my excitement!
I can't wait to take on Omega! Preferably with Shockwave though but we'll see.

Mechafire
02-26-2010, 09:53 PM
A new article's been put out by Kotaku, describing some gameplay.

http://kotaku.com/5480626/transformers-war-for-cyberton-preview-a-world-without-michael-bays-robots?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+kotaku%2Ffull+%28Kotaku%29&utm_content=Google+Reader


And he's something else, the ability to create your own character in the multiplayer has been confirmed!

http://www.3news.co.nz/Transformers-War-for-Cybertron-trailer/tabid/418/articleID/144347/Default.aspx

Kai Freefall
03-02-2010, 08:23 PM
And heres something else, the ability to create your own character in the multiplayer has been confirmed!

http://www.3news.co.nz/Transformers-War-for-Cybertron-trailer/tabid/418/articleID/144347/Default.aspx

Cheers for the info mechafire, custom characters could be awesome or fail depending on how well the system is built.

CunningFox
03-02-2010, 10:13 PM
Cheers for the info mechafire, custom characters could be awesome or fail depending on how well the system is built.

This is becoming more and more amazing!
I'll need a ShockWave head though.
And War for Cybertron needs it's own section in the forums now.

Kai Freefall
03-12-2010, 07:50 PM
Well until it gets its own forum, looks like we will keep posting the info here ;)

Transformers: Exodus: The Official History of the War for Cybertron: Amazon.co.uk: Alex Irvine: Books


Looks like the game will have a book to come out before it detailing the backstory.

some more info/vids talking about the story are up aswell

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010/03/11/go-bots-war-for-cybertron-explained/#more-26875

enjoy.

Kai Freefall
03-26-2010, 02:55 PM
found some info regarding the contents of the book on amazon.com

For twenty-five years the colossal battle between Megatron and Optimus Prime has captivated Transformers fans around the world. Yet the full story of the conflict between the two most famous Transformers—everything that happened beforeOptimus and Megatron arrived on planet Earth—has always been a mystery . . . until now. Here, for the first time told in its entirety, is the thrilling saga of Optimus and Megatron before they were enemies, before they even knew each other.

“Freedom is every Cybertronian’s right!” After Megatron utters these immortal words,the caste-bound planet of Cybertron is rocked to its foundations. Megatron, an undefeated gladiator thug, gives voice to the unspoken longings of the oppressed masses—and opens the mind of an insignificant data clerk to possibilities previously unthinkable.
Long before becoming the honorable Optimus Prime, Orion Pax is a mere office underling, an unlikely candidate to answer an outlaw’s call to revolution. But Orion is determined to meet this defiant enemy of all that Cybertron stands for, no matter what he has to do, or how many laws he has to break.

What happens between Orion Pax and Megatron forever changes the destiny of all Transformers. This gripping, action-packed novel reveals all the loyalties and treacheries, trust and betrayals, deadly violence and shining ideals, as well as the pivotal roles played by other characters, including Starscream, Sentinel Prime, Omega Supreme, and one of the thirteen original Primes, the last link to Cybertron’s glorious Golden Age.

Discover how meek disciple Orion Pax becomes the fearless leader Optimus Prime; follow the tantalizing clues about the lost Matrix of Leadership and the lore surrounding it; find out why the two allies fighting a corrupt regime suddenly turn on each other, and what triggers their epic war. Transformers: Exodus provides everything fans ever wanted to know about one of the fiercest rivalries of all time.


About the Author

Alexander C. Irvine has written fourteen books, including Buyout, The Narrows, and A Scattering of Jades, which won him the Crawford Award for best new writer. He was a finalist for the Campbell Award for best new writer and a Pushcart Award nominee for his short story “Snapdragons.” Irvine’s short fiction has appeared in the Vestal Review, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Alchemy, and The Year’s Best Science Fiction, among others. He lives in Portland, Maine.

wals42
04-11-2010, 05:07 PM
Woah shit thats awesome :)

wals42
04-11-2010, 05:08 PM
Btw can someone reply to the thread which i posted in 'Default characters'

Thx :D