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Gallery of booklet included with Activision's Transformers: Fall of Cybertron "Survival Kit"

Transformers News: Gallery of booklet included with Activision's Transformers: Fall of Cybertron "Survival Kit"

Monday, December 19th, 2011 7:07PM CST

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Here are some detailed images of the foldout booklet, titled "Inside the Apocalypse", that was included in the Transformers: Fall of Cybertron "Survival Kit". For additional pictures of this promotional booklet, view our entire gallery by clicking here.

Additional information about this press kit: the kit comes in an steel box with a foldout booklet highlighting game features and characters, an "Art of the Apocalypse" book, an "Energon Bar" milk chocolate candy bar, and a Soundwave "Energy" drink.


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Here is the text version of what Matt Tieger wrote in this booklet:

Matt Tieger wrote:Fellow Cybertronians,

Ever since releasing War for Cybertron, High Moon Studios has been hard at work creating THE Transformers experience for 2012: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. The strong early response to our announcement for our new game has been really inspiring to the team, and to say "thanks" we're proud to present you with this early look.

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Our team is beyond passionate about Transformers. Our #1 goal for Fall of Cybertron is to continue to expand the richness of the license for our fans and gamers of all types. We're accomplishing our goal through a compelling original story, driven by returning and all-new fan-favorite characters to deliver an epic Transformers gaming experience like never before.

This isn't an Autobot story. This isn't a Decepticon story. This is a Cybertron story, set in the darkest hours of the most legendary rivalry of all time! The Transformers' home world is dying, and players will experience just how desperately each side is fighting to save their home planet Cybertron - and themselves - from extinction.

We can't wait to show you more in 2012, and hope this holds you over in the meantime.

Roll Out!

Matt "Tieg" Tieger


And in case you missed the trailer that debuted last week ...

Credit(s): Activision
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Re: Gallery of booklet included with Activision's Transformers: Fall of Cybertron "Survival Kit" (1325141)
Posted by Seibertron on December 19th, 2011 @ 7:19pm CST
Continuing our extensive coverage of the Fall of Cybertron "Survival Kit", here are some images from the book included in this press kit, titled "Art of the Apocalypse". There are over 130 detailed and cropped images showing you each and every page of this fantastic booklet that will leave you wanting more. To check out all of the pictures of this promotional book, click here.

Some of the characters featured in this book are: Optimus Prime, Megatron, Jazz, Shockwave, Starscream, Cliffjumper, the Dinobots (Grimlock, Swoop, and Slug [sic]), the Combaticons (Onslaught, Vortex, Brawl, Blast Off, Swindle and their combined form of Bruticus) and several A.I. Bots.

Some of the geographical places/sets or other items from Transformers lore featured in this book are: Iacon, Iacon Wasteland, Iacon Metroplex Arena, Sea of Rust, Kaon, Shockwave's base, Insecticon Hives, the Nemesis, Earth Portal Space Bridge, various weapons, and an A.I. buggy.

Additional information about this press kit: the kit comes in an steel box with a foldout booklet highlighting game features and characters, an "Art of the Apocalypse" book, an "Energon Bar" milk chocolate candy bar, and a Soundwave "Energy" drink.


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And in case you missed the trailer that debuted last week during the 2011 Video Game Awards, here it is for your viewing enjoyment ...

Re: Gallery of booklet included with Activision's Transformers: Fall of Cybertron "Survival Kit" (1325144)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on December 19th, 2011 @ 7:33pm CST
they named him slug? goddamnit just use his real name, slag was a bad word in beast wars this isnt beast wars. So whats next they wont use the word scrap in a name cause its a "bad word" in TF:PRIME?
Re: Gallery of booklet included with Activision's Transformers: Fall of Cybertron "Survival Kit" (1325146)
Posted by Seibertron on December 19th, 2011 @ 7:39pm CST
Megatron Wolf wrote:they named him slug? goddamnit just use his real name, slag was a bad word in beast wars this isnt beast wars. So whats next they wont use the word scrap in a name cause its a "bad word" in TF:PRIME?


It has nothing to do with it being a bad word in Beast Wars. It's because it's a pejorative term for slut in some parts of the world.
Re: Gallery of booklet included with Activision's Transformers: Fall of Cybertron "Survival Kit" (1325147)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 19th, 2011 @ 7:48pm CST
Seibertron wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:they named him slug? goddamnit just use his real name, slag was a bad word in beast wars this isnt beast wars. So whats next they wont use the word scrap in a name cause its a "bad word" in TF:PRIME?


It has nothing to do with it being a bad word in Beast Wars. It's because it's a pejorative term for slut in some parts of the world.
Namely in Britain.

So, yeah, it is a bad word. Not to the U.S., but to the UK.
Re: Gallery of booklet included with Activision's Transformers: Fall of Cybertron "Survival Kit" (1325148)
Posted by Powermaster Jazz on December 19th, 2011 @ 7:48pm CST
Where does one obtain this kit?
Re: Gallery of booklet included with Activision's Transformers: Fall of Cybertron "Survival Kit" (1325157)
Posted by 5150 Cruiser on December 19th, 2011 @ 8:46pm CST
You know... I must say....

Awhile ago someone had suggested a war for Cybertron type movie with similar animation and vehicle type/alt modes we've seen in the game. i immediately shot it down thinking it would never work for the big screen. After seeing all the art work, the new trailer and now this "survival kit" i must admit...

I was wrong. 100% wrong. This could work very well on the big screen.

For some reason War for Cybertron didn't impress me much, but Fall of Cybertron is. Alot. Animation is stellar, and concept art is gorgeous. I really hope the game play lives up to the rest of what we've seen. I'd really love to have one of these kits.
Re: Gallery of booklet included with Activision's Transformers: Fall of Cybertron "Survival Kit" (1325181)
Posted by Dre Merc on December 19th, 2011 @ 10:42pm CST
Beautiful artwork. I love the background images. Gotta say I don't like Megatron's design. Shockwave looks awesome.
Re: Gallery of booklet included with Activision's Transformers: Fall of Cybertron "Survival Kit" (1325185)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 19th, 2011 @ 10:47pm CST
Dre Merc wrote:Shockwave looks awesome.
Same design from the first game, but still cool.
Re: Gallery of booklet included with Activision's Transformers: Fall of Cybertron "Survival Kit" (1325201)
Posted by SpaceSkull on December 19th, 2011 @ 11:56pm CST
This is looking very cool. I would actually like to see some films like this. Why not?
Re: Gallery of booklet included with Activision's Transformers: Fall of Cybertron "Survival Kit" (1325213)
Posted by funeralthirst7 on December 20th, 2011 @ 1:39am CST
The image of the Autobot transport (#179) seems to have parts of Trypticon attached to it, namely his head and at least one arm. I'd really like to know if there is any significance to that or if the artist was just having fun.
Re: Gallery of booklet included with Activision's Transformers: Fall of Cybertron "Survival Kit" (1325220)
Posted by noctorro on December 20th, 2011 @ 2:27am CST
Bruticus looks awesome. He's my favorite combiner, then Devastator.

I hope you can play him in the game, and also in multiplayer. I don't know how that's going to be balanced with other players just being a normal TF.

I don't think a big screen thing will work. But a direct to dvd animated film of say 45 minutes.

Look@

Dante's Inferno animé
Halo Legends animé

It can be done!
Re: Gallery of booklet included with Activision's Transformers: Fall of Cybertron "Survival Kit" (1325258)
Posted by Sodan-1 on December 20th, 2011 @ 7:54am CST
If this kit's only for the press then that works out great for everyone. Thanks for the galleries Seibertron. A Cadbury's dairy milk bar and a Red Bull and I'm sorted.
Re: Gallery of booklet included with Activision's Transformers: Fall of Cybertron "Survival Kit" (1325280)
Posted by joevill on December 20th, 2011 @ 9:17am CST
How does one go about getting one of these? How I could really use an Energon Bar right now! :)
Re: Gallery of booklet included with Activision's Transformers: Fall of Cybertron "Survival Kit" (1325330)
Posted by triKlops on December 20th, 2011 @ 11:55am CST
awesome shots Mr. Seib

i would love to get my hands on this but i know its not going to happen.
hence the reason i supported the petition to High Moon put out by Lady Wreck, from FMH.com, to get them to publish a book of artwork.

http://www.PetitionOnline.com/TFwfcABP/
Re: Gallery of booklet included with Activision's Transformers: Fall of Cybertron "Survival Kit" (1325354)
Posted by Anonymous on December 20th, 2011 @ 1:30pm CST
If I'm interpreting the artwork right, There is no Slag or Sludge in this game. It's like Hasbro has forgotten about them.
Re: Gallery of booklet included with Activision's Transformers: Fall of Cybertron "Survival Kit" (1325368)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 20th, 2011 @ 1:51pm CST
Rodimus723 wrote:If I'm interpreting the artwork right, There is no Slag or Sludge in this game. It's like Hasbro has forgotten about them.
All five are in the game. Grimlock, Swoop, Sludge, Snarl, and Slug.
Re: Gallery of booklet included with Activision's Transformers: Fall of Cybertron "Survival Kit" (1325394)
Posted by Vicalliose on December 20th, 2011 @ 2:46pm CST
Is it really such a great idea to include consumables as part of a collectors item? Kind hard to keep those in their original condition. :lol:
Re: Gallery of booklet included with Activision's Transformers: Fall of Cybertron "Survival Kit" (1325469)
Posted by Down_Shift on December 20th, 2011 @ 9:45pm CST
noctorro wrote:Bruticus looks awesome. He's my favorite combiner, then Devastator.

I hope you can play him in the game, and also in multiplayer. I don't know how that's going to be balanced with other players just being a normal TF.


There is a whole "level" that will let you play as all 5 Combaticons and at the end play as Bruticus.

No Bruticus for Multiplayer though.

I`ll be honest, I don`t really care for the look of Blast-off or Swindle and Onslaught, Jazz & Shockwave seem to just be re-used with what looks to be no improvements from the last game. Diggin` the new Prime and Megs though. Can`t wait to see more of Perceptor and Wheeljack.

Had a thought today too. If they have a level to really explore the use of a helicopter alt mode, I wonder who they`ll have on the Autobots side?

Springer?
Whirl?
Rotorstorm?
Blades?
Evac?

I'd say the list goes on and on, but really it doesn't :P
Re: Gallery of booklet included with Activision's Transformers: Fall of Cybertron "Survival Kit" (1325555)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 21st, 2011 @ 7:00am CST
Down_Shift wrote:I`ll be honest, I don`t really care for the look of Blast-off or Swindle and Onslaught, Jazz & Shockwave seem to just be re-used with what looks to be no improvements from the last game.
Onslaught's a re-use of his WFC game design too.
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Re: Gallery of booklet included with Activision's Transformers: Fall of Cybertron "Survival Kit" (1325610)
Posted by noctorro on December 21st, 2011 @ 10:01am CST
I still hope they put Bruticus in multiplayer. Even if it is only a simplefied version of Escalation where you just play against some hords of enemies. Or 1vs1.
Re: Gallery of booklet included with Activision's Transformers: Fall of Cybertron "Survival Kit" (1325822)
Posted by Down_Shift on December 21st, 2011 @ 8:18pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Down_Shift wrote:I`ll be honest, I don`t really care for the look of Blast-off or Swindle and Onslaught, Jazz & Shockwave seem to just be re-used with what looks to be no improvements from the last game.
Onslaught's a re-use of his WFC game design too.


Heh, I know that's what I was saying in my post. :lol:
Re: Gallery of booklet included with Activision's Transformers: Fall of Cybertron "Survival Kit" (1325855)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 21st, 2011 @ 11:11pm CST
Down_Shift wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Down_Shift wrote:I`ll be honest, I don`t really care for the look of Blast-off or Swindle and Onslaught, Jazz & Shockwave seem to just be re-used with what looks to be no improvements from the last game.
Onslaught's a re-use of his WFC game design too.


Heh, I know that's what I was saying in my post. :lol:
Ah, the comma threw me off. :oops:
Re: Gallery of booklet included with Activision's Transformers: Fall of Cybertron "Survival Kit" (1326174)
Posted by NatsumeRyu on December 22nd, 2011 @ 6:50pm CST
If anyone's curious what the Cybertronian says on thte timeline page, i spent some bored free time and translated it all :P

I was hoping for something fun or an easter egg, but I suppose what's really there makes sense. It just splits up the english text into timelines:

1.1 THE CLASH
OF CIVIL WAR

2.1 FLEEING A
DEPLETED
PLANET

3.1 A PLANETS
CHANCE
FOR REBIRTH

3.2 THE RACE
FOR ERERGON (sic)

3.3 COLLAPSE
OF THE
SPACE BRIDGE
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