Slightly quiet time from the Transformers: The Last Knight marketing department? Probably building up to the one and only Anthony Hopkins ready to take on the camera role (or the voice role) for the movie, as Michael Bay and production are in currently in London. Check out the very short Instagram clip below, and keep checking Seibertron.com for more updates as they arrive!
Seibertronians, thanks to user Collectotron, we've been alerted to a brand new Transformer Augmented Reality mobile game that has seemingly slipped under our radar, called Transformers AR Guide. It's based on the new Robots in Disguise animated show, and is developed by Red Frog Limited LTD. I've decided to look a little deeper and try it out for you!
NOTE: What I will be reviewing is the trial version of the game, meaning some features will not/can not be covered in this article. I will address this more in a bit.
First, some technical info about the game: It's Augmented Reality based, meaning it features the ability to superimpose a digital character into the real world through your mobile device. The AR is triggered by a physical book that you have to buy separately for around $10. The app, however, allows you to demo it with a printable image that will allow Bumblebee to appear on your desk, living room, or anywhere else you want him to.
Initially, I was skeptical of the game, and the somewhat convoluted process of getting it to work (I had to download the page, change the file type, email it to myself, and print it out) was kind of off-putting, but I kept positive, and saw it through.
Let's look at the game's features.
The main attraction is the AR gimmick, so let's look at that. The book allows you to cue up quite a few autobots and Decepticons into the real world, but the printable only gives you Bumblebee, as mentioned above.
I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of controls you can use on Bumblebee. You can make him walk around, pose, transform into his car mode (you can even turn his headlights on and off), almost like a digital RC car. Frankly the coolest feature is that you can even make him life-sized, if you have a big enough space. You still have complete control over him even in Life-sized mode, so if you want to have Bumblebee walk down your street, you can! Bumblebee's on my driveway!!
It's also pretty cool to have Bumblebee on while playing with real toys at the same time. It adds a whole new layer of animation (quite literally) to your stories.
Another feature allows you to create your own custom charcter, that you can then superimpose into the real world as well. I made my own character, but wasn't able to "bring him to life" because I, obviously, didn't have the book. Hey! RID Windcharger!
My one critisim here would be that I wish you could get into more detail in the customization process, not just solid colors on various body parts.
The third feature is Battlemode, but I wasn't able to demo this at all. It looks very interesting, however, being a two-player AR fighting game.
So some final thoughts: I didn't expect much from this game going in, and I was very pleased and impressed with what it turned out to be. It's a lot of fun, and a great implementation of this tech, and I'm almost postive I'll be getting that book very soon.
Wanna try it for yourself? It's available now on the App Store and Google play for most devices for free!
And, as always, keep it here on seibertron.com for all your latest Transformers news and reviews!
From the same Transformers YouTube channel as the Australian promotional clips, we have a new German TV spot for the Robots in Disguise line, and more specifically the Power Heroes (Power Surge) Bumblebee and Sideswipe, the simplified figures with electronics and power-up minicons - as seen here. Check out the Thunderhoof starring clip below!
As it's a Tuesday, we have a new episode of the Machinima animated series Transformers: Combiner Wars! The sixth episode is titled A Warof Giants, and is currently available for US viewers via Verizon's go90 streaming service here and some non-US viewers via the Machinima official YouTube channel - embedded below. Coming later, our regular review of the episode, so keep your optics tuned on Seibertron.com!
Via a number of online sources, including Just Jared, ComingSoon.net and various social media accounts, we have a look at the Transformers: The Last Knight crew and cast in London, for some location shots. And by cast, we mean Mark Wahlberg, Laura Haddock, but also Bumblebee and Hot Rod, plus a number of military looking types under the watchful eye of Michael Bay.
The personal shots below, featuring the director and Hot Rod, are from Instagram user Alex Liu, while the watermarked ComingSoon images with Bumblebee, Wahlberg and Haddock are from.. well, Coming Soon. Check it all out, and join the discussion in the Energon Pub!
Gaumer of Outrightgeekery.com has shared with us a teaser from none other than Ernie Burns Petrangelo, the guitarist of band NRG, the culprits behind Instruments of Destruction, teasing some possible new Transformers: The Movie music (inspired by? a remastering? a tribute?) in occasion of the 30th anniversary of the animated feature from 1986 - along with Doug Aldrich, Mark Boals and more. Check out the short clip below, and let us know what you make of it in the Energon Pub!
Digging through the scheduling for Canadian TV channel Teletoon, it looks like the second half of the second season of Transformers: Robots in Disguise will start airing next Saturday 10th September, with episode 14 'History Lessons' and episode 15 'Strongarm's Big Score' a week after that. Are you looking forward to the animated series' return? Join the discussion in the Energon Pub!
Transformers: Robots in Disguise (CC)
S2 Eps #14 History Lessons
Transformers: Robots in Disguise (CC)
S2 Eps #15 Strongarm's Big Score
D-Maximus_Primal also spotted another Australian TV ad - via the official Transformers YouTube channel - for Transformers: Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime, also featuring Starscream, in a very moody, thunderstormy setting. Check it out embedded below!
While we have been seeing Transformers Titans Return figures appearing all across the globe for a bit now, D-Maximus_Primal has spotted an Australian TV ad - via the official Transformers YouTube channel - for the line, showing off the likes of Blurr, Sentinel Prime, Fortress Maximus, Powermaster Prime and Titan Masters by the handful. Check it out!
Goto Page: <<1, 2, 3, ... 288, 289, 290>> 2,891 total news articles in this section, 10 per page.
In order to comply with the FTC's endorsement guidelines, we hereby inform this site's viewers that we occasionally receive sample products, content, or other forms of media from various companies in order for us to provide content of interest to our readers. Some of the content on this site are sponsored posts for which we have been compensated. Some of the links to external sites posted on this site may automatically be converted to an affiliate link for which we may be compensated.
9,628 pages were recently viewed by 497 unique visitors. This page loaded in 0.22504 seconds and was viewed 1 times on Friday, September 30th 2016 3:20am CDT