In other Toys R Us Time Square sightings news, Seibertronian ScottyP reports the first appearance of the Angry Birds Transformers Deceptihogs Revenge Racers and Battle Pack respectively for $9.99 and $14.99. Check out the image below, featuring Grey Thunder Grimlock Bird, Thundercracker Pig, Autobot Jazz and Deceptihog Brawl.
Courtesy of the DeNA Transformers Legends blog, we have information on the latest update to the mobile game device. Combiner Wars really is hitting across all Transformers media, as the new “The Key to Vector Sigma, Part 1” event features art of Menasor, Skydive and Alpha Bravo. Check it out below!
After the DECEPTICONS fail to steal the superfuel that has been given to the AUTOBOTS, their leader decides that they need their own land-based forces. After some choice thefts and modifications with Cybertronian technology, the STUNTICONS are born. But as powerful as they are, they lack the spark of life. And the only place to obtain it is Vector Sigma.
The AUTOBOTS learn of the DECEPTICONS’ plan, and realize that the newly created STUNTICONS will need to be taken to Cybertron to be given true life. In order to counter this, a group of AUTOBOTS returns to their home world to create their own sky-worthy forces.
Both groups arrive at Vector Sigma nearly simultaneously, and the AUTOBOTS and the DECEPTICONS bring life to their new allies in time for a major showdown. On one side, MOTORMASTER and the other STUNTICONS rise to life, while on the other, FIREFLIGHT, ALPHA BRAVO, and the AERIALBOTS stand tall, fighting for control of the key to Vector Sigma!
The battle starts to go badly for the DECEPTICONS, but as things look grim for them, the STUNTICONS join together to become the colossal MENASOR! With the increased firepower of their gigantic foe, the tide begins to turn against the AUTOBOTS.
Will the AERIALBOTS be able to defeat the vicious STUNTICONS? Or will MENASOR and the DECEPTICONS drive the AUTOBOTS out of Vector Sigma? Find out in TRANSFORMERS Legends - “The Key to Vector Sigma, Part 1”!
Please note that the reward card listed for the top 100 prize, MENASOR, is an Evolution card, and not a Trans-Scan card as is shown in the Join the Event screen. The top 100 prize will NOT include this version, only the Evolution version of the card. Thank you.
SAN FRANCISCO – February 5, 2015 – DeNA and Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) have released TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS, a turn-based tactical mobile game inspired by the all new fan favorite COMBINER WARS comic story and the expansive 30-year history of the TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS universe. Players will collect and assemble epic teams, made up of AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS who will fight side by side in a unique campaign mode and intense player vs player (PvP) mode to engage with gamers and TRANSFORMERS fans from around the world. TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS is now available as a free download on the App Store for iPhone and iPad and on Google Play for Android devices, and Amazon Appstore for Fire tablets and Android devices.
In TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS, players will manage an army of TRANSFORMERS characters bringing up to four onto the battlefield where they will strategically unleash unique powerful abilities and ALTERNATE forms to take down their opponents. By leveling up TRANSFORMERS characters and linking multiple ones together players can unlock powerful Combiners and inflict critical damage to change the tide of the battle.
“TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS celebrates the rich lore and character universe of TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS and the COMBINER WARS story, adding a new twist on their visual styling,” said Mark Blecher, SVP Digital Gaming & Corporate Development at Hasbro, Inc.
“The fun and calculated turn-based gameplay, diverse characters and abilities and deep leveling and combo system in TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS will give players the hundreds of options to make their team more powerful and keep the competition fierce,” said Barry Dorf, vice president of partnerships and alliances at DeNA.
From Generation One to TRANSFORMERS United to the fan favorites from the IDW Combiner Wars comic series, TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS features over 75 legendary characters including OPTIMUS PRIME, MEGATRON, STARSCREAM, BUMBLEBEE and COMBINER CENTURITRON. TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS will feature online PvP leaderboards where the top players will receive in-game prizes, valuable resources and limited-time competitive modes. Friends and players will be able to connect to form Leagues and earn an edge over their competition.
TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS is now available to download for free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad, Google Play for Android devices, and Amazon Appstore for Fire tablets and Android devices. Fans who have previously pre-registered at http://www.transformersbattletactics.com will be eligible to unlock powerful in-game content when they download and register in the app.
DeNA (pronounced "D-N-A") is a global leader of developing and operating mobile services including free-to-play games, e-commerce and other online offerings. Founded in 1999, DeNA is headquartered in Tokyo with offices and game development studios across the globe. DeNA Co., Ltd. is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (2432). For more information, visit: http://www.dena.com
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company dedicated to fulfilling the fundamental need for play for children and families through the creative expression of the Company's world class brand portfolio, including TRANSFORMERS, MONOPOLY, PLAY-DOH, MY LITTLE PONY, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, NERF and LITTLEST PET SHOP. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative play and entertainment experiences, in a variety of forms and formats, anytime and anywhere. The Company’s Hasbro Studios is responsible for entertainment brand-driven storytelling around Hasbro brands across television, film, commercial productions and short-form. Through the company's deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being named one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" and is ranked as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens." Learn more at http://www.hasbro.com.
When we reported on the new DeNA mobile game Transformers: Battle Tactics, we were given some new character art, featuring tiny versions of Generations Combiner Wars robots - with a new reveal brought by fellow Seibertron.com member Down_Shift, does this mean that the following Cyclonus and Viper characters are hinting at some new, or rather, remolded redecoes, Decepticon combiners?
The speculation so far sees Viper as a straightforward Legend Class Powerglide repaint in blue and red, but Cyclonus may very well be a heavy retool of Voyager Silverbolt with a dashing purple deco. Check out the images below, and head to this thread to discuss the rumour. Comment below to have your say on the game!
Dan Khanna here! It’s been an honor to be featured in my own TRANSFORMERS Legends Signature Series event! I’ve really enjoyed the opportunity to get a chance to draw some of my personal favorite all-time classic characters. I hope you get a kick out of my character selection, and enjoy the artwork I drew up for this event. So welcome aboard, and have fun playing this new event!
Thanks to the DLE YouTube channel, you can now view the fourth (and third) episodes in the Mystery of Convoy Returns, this time featuring some more on videogames, specifically the NES Mystery of Convoy game and its upcoming remake, and what appears to be a deleted scene of sorts, loosely translated as paint the salt in the wound. Make of them what you will below!
Today, DeNA and Hasbro revealed a variety of new character art for TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS, a new turn-based tactical combat game coming soon to iOS and Android.
TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS is the first game that lets players command a team of both AUTOBOT and DECEPTICON characters, strategically utilizing powerful abilities to defeat their opponents. TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS will feature over 75 iconic characters including classic heroes like Optimus Prime and Bumblebee joining forces with baddies like Megatron and Starscream. The art style mixes retro 80’s appeal with an anime twist that will resonate with Transformers fans both young and old.
In addition, here are some character bios DeNA provided to us:
Bumblebee is always ready for anything. He has an arsenal of gadgets designed just for him, which he can use to meet the needs of any mission. No matter where the Decepticons hide - whether they flee to the deepest ocean, or disappear into the clouds - Bumblebee is ready to pursue and destroy them.
Wheeljack was onboard the Ark ship that initially crashed on Earth. Equal parts medic and inventor, most of the Autobots' scientific advances have come from Wheeljack's lab. Enterprising and outgoing, he's always one of the most popular Autobots. His best invention is a near-impenetrable faceplate, which has been handy when volatile prototype inventions have literally exploded in his face. In combat, his seismic batons ward off enemies.
Autobots | Aerialbots (Hunter)
The newest member of the Aerialbots and the only member that is not a jet plane. His assault helicopter mode gives the team a member with VTOL and hovering capabilities, but he cannot match his teammates' top speed. Being the "new guy" and the slowest flyer of the group makes him feel like he has something to prove. Carries four tracker missiles that process a "spark lock" to their targets. With fellow Aerialbots forms "Superion."
There was a time when the name of Megatron was honored by many across Cybertron But power inevitably corrupts, and none are so powerful as mighty Megatron. Long ago, he forgot he was a hero, and became nothing more than a tyrant. The war he launched eventually drained his home planet of life. Not even the death of a world could sate his hunger for conquest.
Starscream commands one of the most fearsome military units from Cybertron: the Seekers. The squadron has brought him great power and glory, but that means nothing as long as Megatron is the one who rules the Decepticons. Until Starscream can claim that throne, he will have to be content to be king of the Seekers.
Thundercracker lives on fear. Special materials in his jet frame allow him to unleash controlled sonic detonations that can be heard 200 miles away. Streaking across the sky at Mach 6, he wants his enemies to hear him before they see him. He wants them to know he's coming, and cower in fear at their impending doom.
Decepticons | Stunticons (Soldier)
Nasty and underhanded - would rather be scrapped than lose. Prone to overheating, but possesses the greatest pure speed of any Stunticon. Adopting the alt-mode of an advanced concept Formula One race car gives him a sixth gear the Autobots cannot match, but leaves him with a slightly fragile vehicle mode. His fierce competitive streak and unmatched speed makes him the ideal "tip of the spear" for the Stunticon forces. With fellow Stunticons forms "Menasor."
The Transformers Legends Facebook page have posted details of their latest mobile device game episode - featuring the Dinobots, Insecticons, and the big purple himself, Shockwave. Check out details below.
TRANSFORMERS LEGENDS - “RESCUE THE KING” HAS BEGUN!
SLUG and SNARL traverse the Sea of Rust, searching for their leader, the mighty GRIMLOCK. As they are about to give up on their search and look elsewhere, the group is suddenly set upon by HARDSHELL and the INSECTICONS.
The Lightning Strike Coalition put up a valiant fight, destroying many of their foes in the process, but in the end are captured by the overwhelming DECEPTICON forces. Shortly thereafter, they are brought before SHOCKWAVE and an unconscious GRIMLOCK.
Gesturing to their leader, SHOCKWAVE reveals to SLUG and SNARL that it was his plan all along to lure the Lightning Strike Coalition to him, so he could alter them to create new superweapons. With that, he begins his experiments on GRIMLOCK, the sounds of machinery filling the room.
Will the AUTOBOTS emerge unscathed and victorious, or will they be twisted by the alterations? What nefarious plans does SHOCKWAVE have for GRIMLOCK and his team? Find out on TRANSFORMERS Legends - “Rescue the King”!
Thanks to a new listing on Brazilian retailer Rihappy.co.br we get a look at the new Angry Birds Transformers two-pack of Jazz and Brawl Telepods, part of the new Deceptihogs Revenge line! The figures are retooled repaints of Soundwave (with a new head) and Bludgeon / Megatron - check them out below.
The update, which has already been available to Android users for a number of weeks, unlocks new areas of Piggy Island and also makes available new characters and new features including the option for Skywarp to destroy an event, as well as add some accessories to your Autobirds and Deceptihogs.
Grab the latest update from the Apple Store and Play Store and then head to the Seibertron.com Energon Pub Forums and let us know what you think of it!
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