Activision and Hasbro have announced that a new title will be released to support the upcoming Transformers: Age of Extinction film. The game itself will be a third-person action adventure that unites the universe of Michael Bay with the Cybertron universe and is to be known as Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark.
Serving as a follow-up to both the upcoming film and Activision’s previous War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron titles, the game jumps worlds and factions as it tells 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 Autobots and Decepticons throughout the single-player campaign, numbering somewhere close to 40 playable characters. Gameplay features nimble, fast-paced running-and-gunning combat paired with traversal and vehicle action across open battlefields for large-scale, dynamic conflicts.
Players will also see the return of the multiplayer mode Escalation, which delivers wave-based, survival-style gameplay for up to four players online cooperatively. It features new, upgradeable defense systems, recognizable adversaries from the lore, and an expanded roster of playable characters from past and present. Additionally, a new levelling system transforms single-player and multiplayer into one unified, persistent character development path. Experience earned in any part of the game unlocks awards and tactical loadout choices. This includes new characters, stronger weapons, special abilities and consumable bonuses for use throughout the entire game.
Mark Blecher (SVP Digital Gaming & Corporate Development at Hasbro) said:
“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.”
Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark is slated for release on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, 3DS and PC. No information as to when the game will see its release has been made yet, but it’s safe to assume that it will be linked to Age of Extinction. I send this message to any news taking refuge among the Activision offices. We are here. We are waiting.