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New Transformers War For Cybertron Profile: Megatron!

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Friday, December 18th, 2009 6:15PM CST

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GameInformer has updated their Transformers Hub with the profile of the most prolific and quintessential Transformers villains to ever roll off the assembly line: The Decepticon War Monger Megatron!

Check out the incredible pics below along with GameInformers inside scoop on the Megatron Character from WFC.

New Transformers War For Cybertron Profile: Megatron!

New Transformers War For Cybertron Profile: Megatron!

As the leader of the Decepticons, Megatron has a goal that fans of the cartoons know all too well: to win control of Cybertron for his faction and exterminate the Autobots. Throughout War For Cybertron, he will be searching for the means to achieve this end, a mysterious substance known as Dark Energon.

Just in case Megatron's attitude didn't make him imposing enough, his frame certainly should. The whole of his right arm is covered by a giant fusion cannon, a powerful one-of-a-kind weapon that can destroy a whole city block with a single blast. This power will be on display throughout War For Cybertron as Megatron launches powerful attacks against his enemies, including a brutal sacking of the Autobot home city of Iacon.

Though Megatron will greatly reward loyalty, he's also not concerned with destroying supporters the second they let him down. As such, he's got the helpful ability to Mark Targets (an ability he shares with Optimus Prime) but also the more selfish Drain ability, which will presumably allow him to take the power from his enemies and use it to fuel himself. When switching to vehicle mode, Megatron transforms into a powerful hovering tank that also puts his powerful fusion cannon to use.


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Re: New Transformers War For Cybertron Profile: Megatron! (1029206)
Posted by PhunkJunkion on December 18th, 2009 @ 6:40pm CST
Sounds pretty badass.
Re: New Transformers War For Cybertron Profile: Megatron! (1029209)
Posted by Forgotten on December 18th, 2009 @ 7:05pm CST
I just wet myself. Drooling, of course.
Re: New Transformers War For Cybertron Profile: Megatron! (1029212)
Posted by Overloaded on December 18th, 2009 @ 7:20pm CST
when is the release date ?
Re: New Transformers War For Cybertron Profile: Megatron! (1029213)
Posted by Archanubis on December 18th, 2009 @ 7:35pm CST
He looks more like mobile artillery vehicle than a tank (yes, there is a difference).
Re: New Transformers War For Cybertron Profile: Megatron! (1029216)
Posted by Psychout on December 18th, 2009 @ 7:48pm CST
Whatever he is meant to be, it looks awesome.
Re: New Transformers War For Cybertron Profile: Megatron! (1029220)
Posted by Burn on December 18th, 2009 @ 8:17pm CST
Can't say i'm too impressed with the sharp lines. Too movie-esque and a differing style to the Prime design in my eyes.
Re: New Transformers War For Cybertron Profile: Megatron! (1029222)
Posted by Forgotten on December 18th, 2009 @ 8:20pm CST
You can see where there was a good bit of influence from Beast Wars Optimal Optimus in his design. I always thought that was a great design but never got it since I don't do Primes really.
Re: New Transformers War For Cybertron Profile: Megatron! (1029223)
Posted by 4500X on December 18th, 2009 @ 8:36pm CST
in the bottom ofthe sketch it says that it's for Hasbro review version... so this supports the toyline rumours :APPLAUSE:
Re: New Transformers War For Cybertron Profile: Megatron! (1029236)
Posted by Liftgate on December 18th, 2009 @ 9:25pm CST
Wow, I think this is Meg's best alt-mode since his original appearance, this thing just screams death & destruction! Nothing since his first G1 form has ever really fit him that well. Tanks and planes are cool, but a gun is made for one single purpose -- killing -- and that best fits Megatron. Now if this thing dosn't fly or move around too much, but instead does just one thing -- blows stuff away! -- it'll be pretty damn sweet
Re: New Transformers War For Cybertron Profile: Megatron! (1029241)
Posted by Mechastrike on December 18th, 2009 @ 9:44pm CST
i hope there's a toyline for this game.
Re: New Transformers War For Cybertron Profile: Megatron! (1029249)
Posted by Forgotten on December 18th, 2009 @ 10:09pm CST
Mechastrike wrote:i hope there's a toyline for this game.

From pretty much everything that we've heard and they've hinted at this game is a startoff point for the new series and the new toyline. :APPLAUSE: God, I hope i've read the signs right. :PRAY: :PRAY: :CON:
Re: New Transformers War For Cybertron Profile: Megatron! (1029263)
Posted by First-Aid on December 18th, 2009 @ 11:23pm CST
4500X wrote:in the bottom ofthe sketch it says that it's for Hasbro review version... so this supports the toyline rumours :APPLAUSE:


I disagree. Remember, this is Hasbro's property so all final designs- whether there are toys involved or not- must be approved by them.

Not that I'm rooting against a toy line...it would totally rock. This Megatron looks more menacing than any I've seen in a while. I find it interesting to note the influence of the Animated Megsy as well; that's where the sharp lines are coming from, more than the movie influence I think.
Re: New Transformers War For Cybertron Profile: Megatron! (1029293)
Posted by Abraxsis on December 19th, 2009 @ 12:34am CST
Am I the only one that thinks these designs look fugly? Just can't get behind the pointy aspects of Megs and Soundwave.
Re: New Transformers War For Cybertron Profile: Megatron! (1029301)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on December 19th, 2009 @ 1:25am CST
Ok activision is now my favorite game company. I hope after the game theres a show (or a new movie franchise) based around this. This game may be able to make me forget bayformers ever happened. Well at least im hoping it will. I still think this is hasbros way of saying "we're sorry for letting bay make those movies". oh and......

MEGATRON FOR PRESIDENT! Why vote for a lesser evil???
Re: New Transformers War For Cybertron Profile: Megatron! (1029333)
Posted by Zordon on December 19th, 2009 @ 7:08am CST
seeing meg in tank form with the smoking barrel kinda reminds me of the hover tank bit from sargent bilko LOL :grin: :grin:

cool alt-mode
Re: New Transformers War For Cybertron Profile: Megatron! (1029415)
Posted by esclavo on December 19th, 2009 @ 2:02pm CST
Honey, could a fresh pair of undies? LOL! Awesomeness! :grin:
Re: New Transformers War For Cybertron Profile: Megatron! (1029460)
Posted by Overloaded on December 19th, 2009 @ 6:06pm CST
When is the release date ?
Re: New Transformers War For Cybertron Profile: Megatron! (1029526)
Posted by BATTOUSAIXD on December 20th, 2009 @ 4:48am CST
I'm ready for the toys to come out! :D
Re: New Transformers War For Cybertron Profile: Megatron! (1029652)
Posted by Mkall on December 20th, 2009 @ 4:46pm CST
Overloaded wrote:When is the release date ?

Early reports are saying June 2010, however that will most likely be pushed back as it gets closer and they realise how much more work they need to do.
Re: New Transformers War For Cybertron Profile: Megatron! (1029859)
Posted by craggy on December 21st, 2009 @ 2:53pm CST
Looks like Classics/Henkei Megs chest design. Not seeing the comparisons to Movie-Megs. A bit in the colouring and general tone of the pics, but this one looks a lot more like something solid than a scrunched up sheet of tinfoil.
Don't totally love it, but willing to go with it for the moment. Vehicle mode is a good idea.