Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon Video Game sets the stage in the Ultimate Battle for Earth

Today Activision have confirmed that the Video Game for Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon will feature an original storyline prologue to the upcoming movie. It will also have a new gameplay feature known as “stealth force”, an additional conversion mode which aims to give you the weaponry you’d expect from being an epic Transformer, but also the manoeuvrability you would get from being in a more vehicular state.  They also have confirmed that there will be a new evil for you to face, and that evil will be SHOCKWAVE.

Here’s the full press release:

The next colossal entry in the TRANSFORMERS saga on Earth is on the way as Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today thatTransformers: Dark of the Moon is in development by the critically acclaimed developers at High Moon Studios.  Based on Hasbro’s legendary TRANSFORMERS property and featuring a brand-new ‘Stealth Force’ conversion mode, the game thrusts players directly into an original prologue storyline to experience the ultimate battle between the AUTOBOTS™ and DECEPTICONS™ that leads into the summer’s most anticipated blockbuster film and reveals another face of evil, SHOCKWAVE.

“We couldn’t be more excited to expand on the epic movie universe in the Transformers: Dark of the Moon game, and allow fans to experience the gripping events and backstories that occur right before the upcoming film,said Paul Wright, Head of Marketing for Licensed Properties, Activision Publishing.  “The immensely talented group at High Moon Studios are huge fans of the property, and they are thrilled to unveil some new characters from the movie while introducing Stealth Force gameplay that lets players convert to a third form beyond robot and vehicle modes to defeat their enemies in more ways than ever before.”

“Activision continues to deliver outstanding video games based on Hasbro’s iconic TRANSFORMERS brand,” said Mark Blecher, SVP of Digital Media and Gaming, Hasbro.  “We’re thrilled to deliver the Transformers: Dark of the Moon prologue video game to TRANSFORMERS fans around the world in anticipation of the film.”

The Transformers: Dark of the Moon game allows players to fight through the epic battles on Earth that will shape the events of the upcoming film.  Armed with a brand-new gameplay mechanic, fans will harness the power of Stealth Force to instantly convert to a third, hybrid state that combines the weapons and firepower of robot mode with the agility and manoeuvrability of vehicle mode.  Set in unique environments around the world such as the Jungles of South America, Siberian military facilities, Detroit Cityscapes and more, the game lets players assume the roles of a diverse roster of everyone’s favourite TRANSFORMERS from the movie through a heart-pounding campaign to save mankind.  Additionally, fans can play the game with or against their friends through intense, online multiplayer game modes as their favourite iconic characters.

I think it’s pretty cool to have an upcoming game be released to enhance the movie it is based around instead of being a straight up rip-off of it. To have the storyline for this game as a prologue to the movie, giving you back stories and events which lead up to the movie, I think, is a great idea. Adding new gameplay mechanics and characters, will hopefully make for a great game which will compliment the film, instead of solely running parallel to it.

GS Reporter: George

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