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Transformers News: New Transformers Prime Video Game Launches Exclusively on Nintendo Platforms Today

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 7:45AM CDT

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KIDS' HIT CARTOON SERIES COMES TO LIFE WITH ACTIVISION PUBLISHING'S TRANSFORMERS PRIME VIDEO GAME -


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

KIDS' HIT CARTOON SERIES COMES TO LIFE WITH ACTIVISION PUBLISHING'S TRANSFORMERS PRIME™
VIDEO GAME - AVAILABLE NOW


New TRANSFORMERS Action Video Game Launches Exclusively on Nintendo Platforms Today, and on Nintendo's Wii U™ System on November 18th




Santa Monica, CA - October 30, 2012 - The battle to protect mankind from the evil DECEPTICONS rages on in the TRANSFORMERS PRIME™ video game from Activision Publishing, Inc., a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI). Created for kids and based on the award winning animated television show produced by Hasbro Studios seen in over 170 countries and airing on The Hub television network in the U.S., TRANSFORMERS PRIME allows fans to take on the roles of OPTIMUS PRIME, BUMBLEBEE, ARCEE, AUTOBOT RATCHET and BULKHEAD as they fight through heroic battles against the DECEPTICONS all around the world. Players will engage in brawler-style combat and diverse driving sequences in order to save Earth from the sinister MEGATRON and his new secret weapon, THUNDERWING. TRANSFORMERS PRIME is available now for Nintendo's Wii™ system, and the Nintendo 3DS™and Nintendo DS™ hand-held systems, and will be a day-one launch title for Nintendo's new Wii U™ system launching on November 18th.

"The TRANSFORMERS PRIME television show is a fantastic series and we're excited to bring this new adventure to Nintendo and TRANSFORMERS fans alike," said Kurt Niederloh, Vice President, Activision Publishing."We've worked hand-in-hand with Hasbro and the TV show producers to bring this all-new storyline to life with the spirit and trademark gameplay Nintendo gamers have come to know and love."

"Our fans can now interact with the TRANSFORMERS PRIME universe and all its rich characters in a whole new way," said Mark Blecher, Senior Vice President of Digital Media and Marketing at Hasbro. "Activision has done a great job of capturing the heart and soul of the television show and has created an engaging video game the entire family can enjoy."

Continuing the epic saga, the game centers around an original story set directly within the TRANSFORMERS PRIME universe, allowing gamers not only to play as their favorite AUTOBOT characters, but also cultivate close friendships with Jack, Miko and Raf - the human characters from the show - as TEAM PRIME sets out to protect mankind and eliminate the DECEPTICONS once and for all. For the Wii, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U versions of the game, players can also compete with or against their friends in adrenaline-pumping multiplayer modes that allow fans to choose from 11 different TRANSFORMERS characters from both factions.

TRANSFORMERS PRIME is developed by Now Production (NowPro) for Nintendo's Wii system, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, and by Altron Corporation for Nintendo DS. The game is rated "E10+" (Everyone 10 and older - Fantasy Violence) by the ESRB.

For more information and exclusive updates, fans can visit http://www.TransformersPrimeTheGame.com.

Activision Broadcast Media Center
Members of the media can visit Activision Publishing's Broadcast Media Center to download broadcast quality video, web-ready video and high-resolution images. Broadcast Media Center: http://www.activisionvideo.com.

About Hasbro
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company's world class brand portfolio. 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, well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Company's Hasbro Studios develops and produces television programming for markets around the world. The Hub TV Network is part of a multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), in the U.S. 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. © 2012 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

About Activision Publishing, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, mainland China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, http://www.activision.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in this press release that involves Activision Publishing's expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future, including with respect to the release of Transformers Prime, are forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause Activision Publishing's actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this release include unanticipated product delays and other factors identified in the risk factors sections of Activision Blizzard's most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to Activision Publishing and Activision Blizzard as of the date of this release, and neither Activision Publishing nor Activision Blizzard assumes any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of the future performance of Activision Publishing or Activision Blizzard and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.

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KIDS' HIT CARTOON SERIES COMES TO LIFE WITH ACTIVISION PUBLISHING'S TRANSFORMERS PRIME VIDEO GAME -

KIDS' HIT CARTOON SERIES COMES TO LIFE WITH ACTIVISION PUBLISHING'S TRANSFORMERS PRIME VIDEO GAME -

KIDS' HIT CARTOON SERIES COMES TO LIFE WITH ACTIVISION PUBLISHING'S TRANSFORMERS PRIME VIDEO GAME -

KIDS' HIT CARTOON SERIES COMES TO LIFE WITH ACTIVISION PUBLISHING'S TRANSFORMERS PRIME VIDEO GAME -
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Re: New Transformers Prime Video Game Launches Exclusively on Nintendo Platforms Today (1435289)
Posted by Ravage XK on October 30th, 2012 @ 7:59am CDT
I would probably buy this on PS3, shame.
Re: New Transformers Prime Video Game Launches Exclusively on Nintendo Platforms Today (1435292)
Posted by xyl360 on October 30th, 2012 @ 8:05am CDT
Too bad there won't be a PC release :(. I don't have any Nintendo systems and I'm not much of a console gamer anyway. In fact, these days I only use my PS3 for watching Amazon Instant Video, and that's only when they require I use something other than a PC to watch HD (which is a lame requirement in my opinion).

Oh well, at least I have WfC and FoC.
Re: New Transformers Prime Video Game Launches Exclusively on Nintendo Platforms Today (1435301)
Posted by freetouch on October 30th, 2012 @ 9:01am CDT
This isn't so much "news" as its a blatant advertisement for a videogame.
Re: New Transformers Prime Video Game Launches Exclusively on Nintendo Platforms Today (1435308)
Posted by El Duque on October 30th, 2012 @ 9:30am CDT
freetouch wrote:This isn't so much "news" as its a blatant advertisement for a videogame.


Baically yes, but its a Transformers game so why wouldn't we promote it's release?
Re: New Transformers Prime Video Game Launches Exclusively on Nintendo Platforms Today (1435311)
Posted by Seibertron on October 30th, 2012 @ 9:40am CDT
El Duque wrote:
freetouch wrote:This isn't so much "news" as its a blatant advertisement for a videogame.


Baically yes, but its a Transformers game so why wouldn't we promote it's release?


Not to mention new box packaging images and a new trailer. Yes it's a blatant advertisement for a video game ... nothing wrong with that. This entire website is essentially a giant advertisement for the Transformers brand, a brand with the sole purpose of marketing and selling products.
Re: New Transformers Prime Video Game Launches Exclusively on Nintendo Platforms Today (1435316)
Posted by freetouch on October 30th, 2012 @ 10:08am CDT
Seibertron wrote:
El Duque wrote:
freetouch wrote:This isn't so much "news" as its a blatant advertisement for a videogame.


Baically yes, but its a Transformers game so why wouldn't we promote it's release?


Not to mention new box packaging images and a new trailer. Yes it's a blatant advertisement for a video game ... nothing wrong with that. This entire website is essentially a giant advertisement for the Transformers brand, a brand with the sole purpose of marketing and selling products.


Just because we enjoy and promote transformers in all forms, is not the same as just copy pasting the activison promo sheet they email to everyone.

It's soulless. Maybe I'm wrong here, but it's just not what I've become accustomed to on seibertron. Sorry if you don't feel that way. But keeping the bits about what hasbro's nasdaq code is, their quick bios and the legal disclaimer at the end are just there bcause it looks as if no editing was done to the article.

Compared to the way you guys usually handle the new blurbs, it jut seems odd, like it was rushed or something.

But whatever, not my site, just thought i'd put my two cents in. You do what you have to.
Re: New Transformers Prime Video Game Launches Exclusively on Nintendo Platforms Today (1435323)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 30th, 2012 @ 10:28am CDT
Thunderwing sounds kinda silly. :lol:

freetouch wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
El Duque wrote:
freetouch wrote:This isn't so much "news" as its a blatant advertisement for a videogame.


Baically yes, but its a Transformers game so why wouldn't we promote it's release?


Not to mention new box packaging images and a new trailer. Yes it's a blatant advertisement for a video game ... nothing wrong with that. This entire website is essentially a giant advertisement for the Transformers brand, a brand with the sole purpose of marketing and selling products.


Just because we enjoy and promote transformers in all forms, is not the same as just copy pasting the activison promo sheet they email to everyone.

It's soulless. Maybe I'm wrong here, but it's just not what I've become accustomed to on seibertron. Sorry if you don't feel that way. But keeping the bits about what hasbro's nasdaq code is, their quick bios and the legal disclaimer at the end are just there bcause it looks as if no editing was done to the article.

Compared to the way you guys usually handle the new blurbs, it jut seems odd, like it was rushed or something.

But whatever, not my site, just thought i'd put my two cents in. You do what you have to.
Dude, press releases get posted here all the time, and have been for several years. This isn't any different.
Re: New Transformers Prime Video Game Launches Exclusively on Nintendo Platforms Today (1435331)
Posted by Hypershock on October 30th, 2012 @ 10:52am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Thunderwing sounds kinda silly. :lol:



I'm trying to figure out who the voice is, sounds to me like either Nolan North or Robin Atkin Downes using their deep voices. Or maybe even David Kaye, i dunno
Re: New Transformers Prime Video Game Launches Exclusively on Nintendo Platforms Today (1435333)
Posted by Seibertron on October 30th, 2012 @ 10:58am CDT
freetouch wrote:Just because we enjoy and promote transformers in all forms, is not the same as just copy pasting the activison promo sheet they email to everyone.

It's soulless. Maybe I'm wrong here, but it's just not what I've become accustomed to on seibertron. Sorry if you don't feel that way. But keeping the bits about what hasbro's nasdaq code is, their quick bios and the legal disclaimer at the end are just there bcause it looks as if no editing was done to the article.

Compared to the way you guys usually handle the new blurbs, it jut seems odd, like it was rushed or something.

But whatever, not my site, just thought i'd put my two cents in. You do what you have to.


We post every official press release shared with us by Hasbro and its licensed partners. We always have and always will. It's good stuff and it builds upon the good relationships that we have with those companies, something that I feel is very important for when Seibertron.com is invited to private press or fansite events, interview opportunities, etc so that we can share the news and behind-the-scenes pictures and information with all of you who visit this site.

This policy isn't new ... we have over 500+ press releases in our news section. In fact, we receive so many press releases that we post that press releases have their own category in our news section at http://www.seibertron.com/news/index.php?f_cat=13. Our oldest news story about a press release is almost 11 years old.

As for the "blurb" at the end of the press release, we like to leave that information in the press release because, well, it's a press release and that's pretty standard from big companies.
Re: New Transformers Prime Video Game Launches Exclusively on Nintendo Platforms Today (1435347)
Posted by gothsaurus on October 30th, 2012 @ 11:39am CDT
So are the full game and DS versions the same plot and story?... or like the past, are they two completely different games using the same characters?
Re: New Transformers Prime Video Game Launches Exclusively on Nintendo Platforms Today (1435359)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on October 30th, 2012 @ 12:44pm CDT
who cares Assassins Creed 3 is out today
Re: New Transformers Prime Video Game Launches Exclusively on Nintendo Platforms Today (1435414)
Posted by XDMan on October 30th, 2012 @ 4:53pm CDT
Oh boy! I can't wait to get it! :D
Re: New Transformers Prime Video Game Launches Exclusively on Nintendo Platforms Today (1435432)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on October 30th, 2012 @ 6:05pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:who cares Assassins Creed 3 is out today


i care!!!!
Re: New Transformers Prime Video Game Launches Exclusively on Nintendo Platforms Today (1435547)
Posted by Archatron on October 31st, 2012 @ 7:34am CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:who cares Assassins Creed 3 is out today

Get ready to be letdown and you could've got it a week ago if you looked. No one checks small stores who routinely break street dates anymore it seems.
Re: New Transformers Prime Video Game Launches Exclusively on Nintendo Platforms Today (1438292)
Posted by tornadosmith on November 8th, 2012 @ 5:52pm CST
We got wii and ds versions and are very happy with them. Surprisingly good quality. Voice acting and presentation are superb. If you enjoy the show you will probably enjoy the game.

I obviously care. As for ac, i do not care. This is a transformers site and my interest in transformers cartoons, toys, and games is the reason i am on this site.

The war for cybertron and fall of cybertron games are perhaps more fun overall than the prime game but i like this new offering and am glad for an action game that is family friendly.
Re: New Transformers Prime Video Game Launches Exclusively on Nintendo Platforms Today (1438296)
Posted by tornadosmith on November 8th, 2012 @ 5:57pm CST
gothsaurus wrote:So are the full game and DS versions the same plot and story?... or like the past, are they two completely different games using the same characters?


Haven't made as much progress in ds yet but it seems like it follows the wii version but in an abbreviated way with slideshows instead of full cutscenes in some instances and text instead of voiceovers for communication from other characters during gameplay. Also, wii controls are partly motion based.
Re: New Transformers Prime Video Game Launches Exclusively on Nintendo Platforms Today (1438550)
Posted by gothsaurus on November 9th, 2012 @ 9:18am CST
aw! that means less Peter Cullen on the DS version. Hmmmmm. Maybe I can rent a Wii somewhere and play the game. I'd hate to buy it just to play a game that people are completing in 2-3 hours.
Re: New Transformers Prime Video Game Launches Exclusively on Nintendo Platforms Today (1438621)
Posted by tornadosmith on November 9th, 2012 @ 12:58pm CST
The ds gameplay reminds me a lot of the ds versions of war for cybertron (they had an autobot game and a decepticon game). Yes, i would say there is less of Peter Cullen's voice but it still has a decent amount of it. These are some of the most fun ds games i've played. Still stuck on wfc. The ds version has spots that are more challenging than the home consoles.
Re: New Transformers Prime Video Game Launches Exclusively on Nintendo Platforms Today (1438623)
Posted by gothsaurus on November 9th, 2012 @ 1:01pm CST
Sincere thanks Tornadosmith... your input has turned the tide. I will indeed buy this DS game, sir. Thanks again for chiming in!
Re: New Transformers Prime Video Game Launches Exclusively on Nintendo Platforms Today (1438626)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 9th, 2012 @ 1:05pm CST
gothsaurus wrote:Sincere thanks Tornadosmith... your input has turned the tide. I will indeed buy this DS game, sir. Thanks again for chiming in!
Though the Wii version has ALL of the voice cast acting. ;)
Re: New Transformers Prime Video Game Launches Exclusively on Nintendo Platforms Today (1438630)
Posted by gothsaurus on November 9th, 2012 @ 1:09pm CST
No worries... The Wii game is still on my back burner. I'd just have to buy a system first... which is, you know, an investment. :-?
Re: New Transformers Prime Video Game Launches Exclusively on Nintendo Platforms Today (1438632)
Posted by tornadosmith on November 9th, 2012 @ 1:14pm CST
You are welcome. To clarify, the difficulty statement only applies to the wfc games. I haven't had time to play many missions in the ds of prime yet.
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