The official Transformers: Robots In Disguise video game for mobile devices has just been released for iOS tablets and phones, while Android versions will be released on an unknown future date. The game presents the cast of characters from the upcoming show including both the Autobots and the Decepticons and also has a feature which allows you to scan the faction sticker on each figure to unlock new features.
The company responsible for the game, Touch Games, has posted a trailer video of the game on their YouYube channel, which you can check out in the embed below:
Transformers: Robots in Disguise
By Hasbro, Inc.
DOWNLOAD NOW!! THE TRANSFORMERS NEED YOUR HELP! The Insecticons are everywhere and we need your help to defeat them! Take control of your favourite Transformers, collect energon, and unlock power modules to gear up and defeat the Insecticons.
▶TAG TEAM GAMEPLAY:Bumblebee can’t take them all on by himself. Select a teammate to take into battle with you. When Bee gets tired his parner can take over and finish what he started.
Discover lots and lots of new Autobots and Decepticons characters to unlock along the way from
▶CUSTOMIZE your character with new weapons and boosts by collecting Power Modules throughout the game.
▶TRANFORM into Vehicle Mode, rev your engines and smash into your enemies, knocking them out of action!
During 2015 you’ll be able to unlock your new Transformers “Robots in Disguise” Toys in the game by scanning the new Transformers “Shield” icon. (See game for more instructions). All unlocks are available through play, no purchase necessary to enjoy the game.
INFO FOR PARENTS
Other than for downloading and updating the game, Transformers Robots in Disguise game does not require an internet connection (3G or WiFi) and rest easy, it has NO in app purchases.
SUPPORTED DEVICES (iOS)
iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Mini (Retina)
iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 & 6 Plus
iPod Touch 4th Gen & 5th Gen
Other devices may be compatible but are not supported.
Our benevolent site owner, Seibertron himself, has spotted the Angry Birds Transformers sticker book at Sam's club. It retails for 12.99$ US (on special at 8.36$) and features over 1000 reuseable stickers.
After the news last month that Jagex employees were being laid off, we now have confirmation from the Transformers: Universe website that the game is effectively shutting down - despite never really exiting the beta phase - as of the end of January 2015. You can read more about this below, including how to recover anything you may have spent on Founder packs.
Today Jagex and Hasbro can confirm that Transformers Universe will close. This decision comes at an important time for both companies as they both realign their plans and focuses for 2015.
What does this mean for our players?
We’re hugely disappointed, but the game will be closing over the coming weeks before its full closure at 10am GMT on 31st January 2015.
As a team, we can’t thank players enough for the support that they have shown us over the last few years of development, and even more so during our BETA period.
The shutdown period will begin from today. As part of the winding down we will be refunding all those that have purchased a Founders Pack, as well as anyone that has purchased relic bundles and starter packs. These refunds should be all processed in the next 30 days. In addition we will be closing the ability for new players to make accounts, those of you that already have accounts will continue to be able to use them until the closure date.
If you haven’t received a refund after 16th January 2015 and believe you should have, then please contact the Jagex customer services team (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will also be pushing an update live today that will switch off the ability for players to buy any more relic packs, or starter bundles.
As mentioned, on 31st Jan 2015 @ 10am GMT we will be shutting down all servers and forums and will freeze all Transformers Universe related accounts. These accounts will then be live for another 60 days (approx.) for any final queries before deletion on 31st March 2015.
Between now and the date of closure the Jagex CM team will continue to operate on the forums and we will provide relevant updates on the website as necessary.
If you have any queries about your account or refunds please contact our customer support team on email@example.com. Please understand that they may be very busy during this time but they will respond as quickly as possible.
Once again we want to thank all of the players that have played Transformers Universe and all those that have worked on the project. We’re sure you have thoughts and feelings that you’d like to share on this, so please do so on our forums. Please bear in mind that this is obviously a challenging time for all involved, especially the CM team. There will be plenty of things we can’t comment on, so please respect their position.
DeNA and Hasbro Reveal New Mobile Game,
TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS
SAN FRANCISCO –December 10, 2014– DeNA and Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) today announced TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS, a new turn-based tactical combat game based on the TRANSFORMERS universe, is currently in development for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and Android devices. In TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS, players will collect iconic TRANSFORMERS characters, assembling teams of AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS characters, including fan favorites found within the pages of the IDW Combiner Wars series, to battle friends and fans from around the globe. Players and TRANSFORMERS fans can pre-register to receive updates about the game and unlock powerful in-game content for everyone at launch at the website: http://www.transformersbattletactics.com.
TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TATICS will be available as a free download and will feature more than 75 classic TRANSFORMERS characters including OPTIMUS PRIME, MEGATRON, STARSCREAM, and BUMBLEBEE. Battles are swift and require strategic decision-making to propel players to victory. Each TRANSFORMERS character has unique stats and abilities, which shift as players convert them from robot to their alternate mode. The unique graphic style is inspired by the TRANSFORMERS Generations Combiner Wars characters and comic book series. TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS includes an expansive single-player campaign, story-driven in-game events and real-time player-vs-player (PvP) matches for players around the world to engage in strategic battles and rise to the top of the leaderboards.
"TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS blends fast action and strategic gameplay with a style TRANSFORMERS fans of all generations will appreciate,” said Barry Dorf, vice president of partnerships and alliances at DeNA. “From collecting new TRANSFORMERS to creating mash-up teams of AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS to battling against friends and fans around the world, players will have an epic amount of content to enjoy once the game ‘Rolls Out’ in 2015.”
TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS is the third title in an exclusive three-year agreement between DeNA and Hasbro to develop and publish mobile games based on the TRANSFORMERS franchise. Extending beyond the card-based battling in TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS and the runner action of TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION games – The Official Mobile Game, TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS marks the first mobile turn-based strategy game set in the beloved TRANSFORMERS universe.
"The strategic combat and visual style of TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS is a really fresh, fun and exciting take on the TRANSFORMERS brand,” said Mark Blecher, SVP Digital Gaming & Corporate Development at Hasbro, Inc.
TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS will be available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and Android devices in 2015. To pre-register for updates about the game and unlock powerful in-game content for everyone at launch visit http://www.transformersbattletactics.com
Fellow Seibertronian, fan and voice actor extraordinaire, jON3.0 has posted a new video review featuring Optimus playing Rise Of The Dark Spark and giving away a copy of it for the PS4!
Optimus plays Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark! Win a free PS4 copy of the game by going to http://bit.ly/Vb9LNd and leaving a comment on any video "I subscribed for the Dark Spark" to enter in the giveaway! Must be 18+ or have parents' permission; ends Dec 31st!
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According to the DeNA Games Facebook page, artwork from artist Marcelo Matere is featured in this week's Signature Series event.
DeNA Games wrote:This week's TRANSFORMERS Legends episode is another Signature Series featuring artwork from Marcelo Matere art. He's chosen some cool and memorable TRANSFORMERS characters for all kinds of fans. http://denagam.es/PlayTFL
Via the website gamesindustry.biz, we have some unfortunate news hailiing from Jagex, the company behind the Transformer: Universe MOBA online game. It appears that the company is in talks regarding having to let go a number of its employees, as a result of a company-wide downsizing. This follows the news of the current CEO Gerhard leaving by the end of this year, too. Read some more below, and the full piece here.
UK studio Jagex has confirmed that it is currently in a consultation process with the staff assigned to its Transformers Universe project. Some will find new roles on other Jagex games, others face redundancy.
"It is with regret that we can confirm some members of the Transformers Universe team will now be facing the possibility of redundancy. The proposed downsizing comes as the product reaches a new stage of development in its life cycle with a view to refining specific areas of gameplay for a live environment," the company told GamesIndustry.biz in a statement.
"Proposing to lay off staff is not something reached without due care and consideration and comes, in this instance, only at the end of a long period of deliberation. We remain grateful to all members of staff who will be affected by this process, and would like to thank them for all of their work on the game."
Like other Angry Birds Transformers characters before him, we now have a short clip showing off Deceptihog Chef Pig in his best Soundwave imitation, courtesy of the official YouTube account for Rovio Entertainment. Check it out embedded below!