As we saw early last year in the months leading up to it's release, the concept artists from High Moon Studios created some truly stunning concept artwork that helped to redefine the home planet and character design of the Autobots and Decepticons for the Transformers: War for Cybertron video game. In appreciation for their amazing work, the five primary artists for the game have been given a dedicated gallery show at the Gnomon Gallery in Hollywood, California. The show will not only spotlight their work from War for Cybertron, but will also feature some of their other personal work. The show opened on March 5th but no word yet from the gallery on how long their work will be on display-we expect that information soon though and will let you know.
To read more about this very cool show or get directions so you can see this work in person, check out the Gnomon Gallery website here.
TRANSFORMERSTM: DARK OF THE MOONTM VIDEO GAME SETS THE STAGE IN THE ULTIMATE BATTLE FOR EARTH
New Game to Feature an Original Prologue Storyline to Upcoming Film and Debut In-Game 'Stealth Force' Conversion Mode
Santa Monica, CA - February 14, 2011 - The next colossal entry in the TRANSFORMERS saga on Earth is on the way as Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that Transformers: 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 AUTOBOTSTM and DECEPTICONSTM 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 maneuverability 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 favorite 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 favorite iconic characters.
The Transformers: Dark of the Moon video game is currently in development by High Moon Studios for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Behaviour Interactive is developing distinct versions for the WiiTM system, Nintendo DSTM and Nintendo 3DSTM hand-held systems.
Paramount Pictures will release the Transformers: Dark of the Moon movie nationwide on July 1, 2011.
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About Activision Publishing, Inc.
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A poster for the upcoming Transformers: Dark of the Moon video game has been added to Activision's Transformers Game facebook page. The poster features DOTM's new lead villain, Shockwave! The game, which acts as a prequel to the movie, is being developed by High Moon Studios(the same team behind Transformers: War for Cybertron)and is scheduled for release on June 14th, 2011.
Seibertron staff members - Seibertron & Counterpunch are at Toy Fair 2011, New York to bring you the latest updates regarding Transformers toys as well as related products information.
Transformers Dark Of The Moon Live Action Movie
- TF3 has a much deeper Transformers / robot story
- Much more serious tone, slapstick humor gone/reduced
- Filmed in 3d, tailor made for 3D
Transformers Dark of the Moon Movie Toys launch May 16th
Mechtech (regular line) - Cyberverse (expanded world Scouts / Legends) - Robo Power
Mechtech weapons are interchangeable across all core figures, combination play for more power
- Cyberverse - Collect the World!
- Cyberverse Legion wave 1 - Topsin, Sideswipe, Bumblebee, Crankcase
Commander wave (similar to scouts) - Ironhide and Optimus Prime, Megatron, Sentinel Prime (over 30 figures to collect in the Cyberverse world)
Starscream with triple changing vehicle
- Voyager Megatron mack truck, new Ironhide, new Voyager Optimus Prime, wave 2 Shockwave
- Leader class Sentinel Prime (firetruck), Leader Bumblebee w/ lights and sounds, Leader Class Ironhide
- Ultimate Optimus Prime stands over 22" tall, Peter Cullen voice
- Human Alliance Stealth Bumblebee (black) with Sam
Skids with Elita-1 and Sgt Epps
HA Basic Spike Witwicky & Backfire, Ice Pick (snowmobile) with Sgt. Chaos
- Bumblebee with triple changing vehicle
- Autobot Ark with Roller - Ark converts into Battle Station playset (fall launch)
Kre-o Transformers (building blocks)
* product innovation
* quality bricks
* Hasbro's best brands
* what better brand to launch with than Transformers?
* 2 IN 1 PLAY robot and vehicle, action figure innovation to mini-figure design (looks like an Optimus Prime and Megatron mini-figures), 28 "Kreons" to collect
* Bumblebee 300 pieces comes with Bumblebee, Red Alert and Spike Witwicky
* Starscream 300 pieces
* Optimus Prime - Optimus Prime, Bluestreak, Skywarp and 2 additional Kreons.
Transformers Rescue Bots (part of Playskool Heroes)
- Blades (helicopter), Chase (police car), Heatwave (firetruck), Boulder (constructicon vehicle), Bumblebee, and Optimus Prime
Transformers DOTM - Activision Video Game
- High Moon Studios is developing DOTM game
Showed us a sneak peak, looks pretty good
Robo Power segment
- Activators and Go-Bots
- Robo Fighters - Starscream, Ironhide with flip up armor
- Revving Robots Optimus Prime
Transformers Role Play products
- Energon shock sword
- Optimus Prime Cyber Blaster
- Real D 3D Bumblebee and Optimus Prime masks
Speed Stars and Stealth Force
- Stealth Mini Chargers
- Stealth Force Bumblebee
Transformers Prime toys
- Prime deluxe wave 1 - Bumblebee, Arcee, Starscream
- Entertainment Pack with deluxe Prime and Megatron with 3 kids from show - includes DVD w/ episode
Transformers Prime Animation
- Female Decepticon going to be in TF Prime (didn't specify who)
- May 16th Movie Toys launch worldwide
- June 2 - 5th BotCon
- July 1st TF:DOTM
- July 21 - 24th San Diego Comic-Con
- Prime First Edition toys launch late fall
Stay tuned to Seibertron as we will upload photos and videos of Toy Fair 2011 pretty soon.
Amazon.com has posted the release date for the upcoming Transformers: Dark of the Moon video game by Activsion. The game is scheduled for release on June 14th, 2011, a couple of weeks prior to the theatrical release. They have listings for all three major consoles: PS3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo Wii.
“The Touch” Video Contest challenges participants to create any kind of video – from live action to animation – that makes reference to both “The Touch” and the Rock Band game (any version.) The subject matter is completely up to the participant(s). Videos to be considered for the contest must be created and uploaded no later than January 11th, 2011 and can be hosted on any site of the participant’s choosing (YouTube, dailymotion, Vimeo, etc.) Judging of the videos and the three top winners will be handled by Stan Bush himself! The grand prize for “The Touch” Video Contest is a complete set of Stan Bush CD’s, each personally autographed by the artist. Runners up will receive CD’s and/or a Stan Bush t-shirt. Complete rules for the competition can be seen here: http://www.authoritymusic.com/rules.html
To submit your entry for consideration in “The Touch” Video Contest, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org containing your full name, e-mail address and the URL of your completed video no later than January 11th, 2011. Winners will be contacted via e-mail.
Also coming in 2011, the Rock Band Network release of Stan Bush’s “Til All Are One” from the hit video game Transformers: War for Cybertron! Plus, Stan teams with “The Touch” co-writer Lenny Macaluso once again for the forthcoming single “Heat of the Battle,” available soon for digital download!
One other note: a special reissue of the original classic “Stan Bush & Barrage” album, featuring “The Touch” and “Love Don’t Lie”, is now available at stanbush.com!
We kick off another 10x XP blast starting...now! We will keep the XP rewards up to 10x their normal value all the way through this week and into this weekend, ending on Sunday Nov 28th at midnight. Enjoy a leg of turkey while you level your transformers up even quicker this weekend.
Gaming website IGN has posted some interesting news, including the announcement of a sequel to this years War for Cybertron and a game based on the upcoming Transformers:Dark of the Moon as well as a brief mention of a Transformers based MMO being developed.
While few details are provided, it's still a confirmation that new games are in the works.
Stay tuned to Seibertron.com for all your Transformers related news!
Million Publishing has posted a teaser page for the possible upcoming new book on Transformers - Transformers Generations 2010.
No further information on this book is available other than the release date - 19th November 2010.
Does this new book/encyclopedia comes with an exclusive mail away toy? Only time will tell.
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