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Game Informer to give month long coverage of War For Cybertron

Transformers News: Game Informer to give month long coverage of War For Cybertron

Friday, December 11th, 2009 8:13PM CST

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The biggest thing to hit the Transformers Universe in the last 36 hours was the news of Activisions newest addition to Transformers gaming lore: The War for Cybertron! Now, the very people that broke the news first are offering a months worth of coverage on the game, starting with the very beginnings of the Transformers brand and character profiles from the games.

Phil Kollar of Game Informer Magazine, has taken the task on of covering the Transformers franchise's next video game and has posted some great info, like today's profile featuring none other than Heroic Autobot Leader Optimus Prime, who in actuality, has yet to claim the mantle of Leader.

Check out the exclusive profile pics of "Big Red" below:

Game Informer to give month long coverage of War For Cybertron

Game Informer to give month long coverage of War For Cybertron

Seibertron.com will be posting updates on the coverage Phil and the crew at Game Informer post but you can keep tabs on all the action by clicking here.
Credit(s): Phil Kollar @ Game Informer
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Re: Game Informer to give month long coverage of War For Cybertron (1027022)
Posted by omegaprowl on December 11th, 2009 @ 8:38pm CST
wow..1st, but damn Prime looks freakin great. Cant wait to see the rest of the characters!
Re: Game Informer to give month long coverage of War For Cybertron (1027028)
Posted by Ungie on December 11th, 2009 @ 8:56pm CST
Notic how the 1st pic has the comment "For hasbro review #1"

Definitely a toyline memo right dere!
Re: Game Informer to give month long coverage of War For Cybertron (1027032)
Posted by Danamitron on December 11th, 2009 @ 9:19pm CST
That is the most bad ass Prime ever. Bring on the action figure!
Re: Game Informer to give month long coverage of War For Cybertron (1027047)
Posted by Shadowman on December 11th, 2009 @ 10:06pm CST
So, a War Within-styled game? I'm down for that! It looks like this could be the Arkham Asylum of Transformers. And let's hope it actually is.
Re: Game Informer to give month long coverage of War For Cybertron (1027072)
Posted by Lastjustice on December 11th, 2009 @ 11:39pm CST
I didn't see a direct link to the teaser trailer

http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/ ... easer.aspx
Re: Game Informer to give month long coverage of War For Cybertron (1027077)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on December 11th, 2009 @ 11:49pm CST
Nice, bring on the toys
Re: Game Informer to give month long coverage of War For Cybertron (1027083)
Posted by UltraPrimal on December 12th, 2009 @ 12:02am CST
What I'm happy about is the date. October 2008. That means this game has already had at least a year of work gone into it. Possibly 2 by the time it's actually released. And for games, generally, the more time put into it = the better the game.
Re: Game Informer to give month long coverage of War For Cybertron (1027100)
Posted by Lastjustice on December 12th, 2009 @ 1:17am CST
UltraPrimal wrote:What I'm happy about is the date. October 2008. That means this game has already had at least a year of work gone into it. Possibly 2 by the time it's actually released. And for games, generally, the more time put into it = the better the game.


Yeah I'm glad it's not just a movie or cartoon tie in trying take advantage of some other product coming out, and rushed to meet that release. A game made for sake of making a great game free of mirroring any other plot points or limitations stands a much better chance at being a worth while project.
Re: Game Informer to give month long coverage of War For Cybertron (1027106)
Posted by kirbenvost on December 12th, 2009 @ 2:05am CST
Well, I wasn't very excited at first, but I have to say that image of Prime is amazing. Looking forward to seeing how this develops.
Re: Game Informer to give month long coverage of War For Cybertron (1027201)
Posted by Oilspill on December 12th, 2009 @ 11:14am CST
That's a nice looking Prime.

See, proof that fans don't mind a redesign of their favourite characters as long as it's a good redesign. Take note IDW.
Re: Game Informer to give month long coverage of War For Cybertron (1027260)
Posted by Trikeboy on December 12th, 2009 @ 2:42pm CST
One of the things that comes up in the trailer is a quote that says "Transmission Date: Prior to first contact with Earth". This game could be the preview for the new show.
Re: Game Informer to give month long coverage of War For Cybertron (1027323)
Posted by Shadowman on December 12th, 2009 @ 8:17pm CST
Trikeboy wrote:One of the things that comes up in the trailer is a quote that says "Transmission Date: Prior to first contact with Earth". This game could be the preview for the new show.


EDIT: Whoo, completely midread that quote. Yes, if the game were a preview for the new show, that would be great.
Re: Game Informer to give month long coverage of War For Cybertron (1027324)
Posted by First-Aid on December 12th, 2009 @ 8:28pm CST
Ungie wrote:Notic how the 1st pic has the comment "For hasbro review #1"

Definitely a toyline memo right dere!


I don't think so necessarily. It's still Hasbro's property and anything relating to the characters and storylines must be approved through Hasbro first. A toy line WOULD ROCK, but it's not a guarantee at this point yet. Give it time.
Re: Game Informer to give month long coverage of War For Cybertron (1027703)
Posted by SlyTF1 on December 14th, 2009 @ 6:40am CST
Trikeboy wrote:One of the things that comes up in the trailer is a quote that says "Transmission Date: Prior to first contact with Earth". This game could be the preview for the new show.


Thats exactly what I said in the first thread, BEFORE the trailer was even released, but no one ever pays attention to anything I say
Re: Game Informer to give month long coverage of War For Cybertron (1028333)
Posted by First Gen on December 15th, 2009 @ 9:13pm CST
Continuing the month long coverage of Activision's upcoming game Transformers "War for Cybertron", Game Informer has posted a video of staffers of GI versus High Moon's Dave Cravens, Cinematics Director of the game, in a Transformers Trivia Showdown!

Who wins this battle, you'll have to watch the video to determine that, but it is comforting to see that one of the main people behind the creation of the already highly anticipated game is a Transformers fan first. Check out the video below:

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Re: Game Informer to give month long coverage of War For Cybertron (1028340)
Posted by Down_Shift on December 15th, 2009 @ 9:51pm CST
First Gen wrote:All that stuff from the news post


F'r! I was just about to post the very same thing, but my housemate came in and started dropping bad news bombs.

I was so close to posting news! Bah!
Re: Game Informer to give month long coverage of War For Cybertron (1028405)
Posted by ScreamingtonStar on December 16th, 2009 @ 2:41am CST
Well he got most of the canon correct (Leonard Nimoy question is a production question, not fiction-related).

But who WAS introduced at the end of Generation 2? Was it Jhiaxus? I never read the olde Marvel comics, except for what I've been able to pick up here and there.
Re: Game Informer to give month long coverage of War For Cybertron (1028496)
Posted by dragons on December 16th, 2009 @ 9:48am CST
for anyone who remebers all the g episodes anyone would get those questions right comic question was tough i don read to much transformer comics juts the ones in hte present not much in the past fun video to watch
Re: Game Informer to give month long coverage of War For Cybertron (1028504)
Posted by Down_Shift on December 16th, 2009 @ 10:22am CST
ScreamingtonStar wrote:Well he got most of the canon correct (Leonard Nimoy question is a production question, not fiction-related).

But who WAS introduced at the end of Generation 2? Was it Jhiaxus? I never read the olde Marvel comics, except for what I've been able to pick up here and there.


Ys it was Jhiaxus. I was hoping he would say it because I've had no clue how to say that characters name since reading the first barn door style comic way back when.

Nimoy question was easy for those of us that watch the 84 movie once a month.
Re: Game Informer to give month long coverage of War For Cybertron (1028517)
Posted by Shadowman on December 16th, 2009 @ 11:02am CST
Down_Shift wrote:Ys it was Jhiaxus. I was hoping he would say it because I've had no clue how to say that characters name since reading the first barn door style comic way back when.


I always pronounced it "gee-AX-us." He was named because they feared the G2 comic was getting canceled, hence his name being "Gee, axe us."
Re: Game Informer to give month long coverage of War For Cybertron (1028547)
Posted by Varia31 on December 16th, 2009 @ 12:43pm CST
Down_Shift wrote:
ScreamingtonStar wrote:Who WAS introduced at the end of Generation 2? Was it Jhiaxus? I never read the olde Marvel comics, except for what I've been able to pick up here and there.


Ys it was Jhiaxus.


At the END of Generation 2? Actually, I believe that would be the Liege Maximo
Re: Game Informer to give month long coverage of War For Cybertron (1028631)
Posted by YRQRM0 on December 16th, 2009 @ 5:22pm CST
Beautiful Optimus! Forgetting that the terribleness that is Animated Optimus exsisted, this already looks like one of my favorite Primes.
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