Official Details on GameStop "Weathered Warriors" Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Exclusive Content Pack

Transformers News: Official Details on GameStop "Weathered Warriors" Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Exclusive Content Pack

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GameStop have updated their pre-order for the upcoming Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark game with official details on their exclusive Weathered Warriors content pack. See full details below. Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark releases on June 24th.

Preorder Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark and receive the GameStop Exclusive Weathered Warrior Pack!
The Weathered Warrior Pack includes two awesome characters - THUNDERCRACKER and SKYWARP - both fearsome masters of combat in service of the DECEPTICONS. The collection also delivers two powerful new weapons: the distortion field-generating Glass Gas Cannon and the long-range, kinetic projectile-spitting Electro Bolter. These potent weapons will also be available for players' use in the story-based Campaign and Escalation modes once they are unlocked.

*While Supplies Last

Online Customers: Code will be emailed within 2 business days after your order ships.

Store / In-Store Pickup Customers: Code will be printed on your receipt at time of purchase.


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Re: Official Details on GameStop "Weathered Warriors" Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Exclusive Content Pack (1570833)
Posted by Deadput on May 2nd, 2014 @ 1:17pm CDT
Skywarp looks.............different.
Re: Official Details on GameStop "Weathered Warriors" Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Exclusive Content Pack (1570982)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on May 2nd, 2014 @ 10:59pm CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:Skywarp looks.............different.


They both appear to have new shoulder designs...for some reason
Re: Official Details on GameStop "Weathered Warriors" Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Exclusive Content Pack (1571055)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 3rd, 2014 @ 8:17am CDT
welcometothedarksyde wrote:
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:Skywarp looks.............different.


They both appear to have new shoulder designs...for some reason
Skywarp's forearms and hands are now purple instead of black.
Re: Official Details on GameStop "Weathered Warriors" Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Exclusive Content Pack (1571319)
Posted by Primeultimus on May 4th, 2014 @ 7:43pm CDT
Rise of the Dark Spark Release Date June 24th coming to Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, Wii U and 3DS

from Joystiq

http://www.joystiq.com/
Re: Official Details on GameStop "Weathered Warriors" Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Exclusive Content Pack (1571360)
Posted by Henry921 on May 5th, 2014 @ 4:58am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
welcometothedarksyde wrote:
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:Skywarp looks.............different.


They both appear to have new shoulder designs...for some reason
Skywarp's forearms and hands are now purple instead of black.


Gotta get that toy accuracy.

Playable in Campaign, too... I wonder how that will work.
Re: Official Details on GameStop "Weathered Warriors" Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Exclusive Content Pack (1571370)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 5th, 2014 @ 7:38am CDT
Henry921 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
welcometothedarksyde wrote:
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:Skywarp looks.............different.


They both appear to have new shoulder designs...for some reason
Skywarp's forearms and hands are now purple instead of black.


Gotta get that toy accuracy.
But...


:???:
Re: Official Details on GameStop "Weathered Warriors" Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Exclusive Content Pack (1571373)
Posted by shockblast2 on May 5th, 2014 @ 7:47am CDT
Oh cool! We get the privilege of paying for incomplete games yet again!! WOOHOO!
Re: Official Details on GameStop "Weathered Warriors" Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Exclusive Content Pack (1572625)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 9th, 2014 @ 2:05pm CDT
A friend of mine who has a subscription to Game Informer let me borrow his May 2014 issue to let me transcribe its article on Rise of the Dark Spark for all to see:

[quote]Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark

Two universes collide

Even as Transformers fans cross their fingers that Michael Bay’s next movie iteration turns out well, Activision is moving forward with a new video game for the robots in disguise. For a few years now, we’ve become accustom to new Transformers game iterations that were either part of the War for Cybertron arc, or other (usually less compelling) installments connected to the movie universe. New developer Edge of Reality is breaking that trend, with an entry that attempts to link the two fictions together.

“The player controls Transformers characters on both Earth and Cybertron,” says producer Andy Owen. “Each character looks different and true to lore in each environment. The worlds are connected by the mysterious, ancient relic known as the Dark Spark, which acts as a portal of sorts to flash the story back and forth between them.” In this new twist on the established fiction, the Dark Spark in an antithesis to the Matrix of Leadership commonly carried by Optimus Prime. “It allows anyone who wields it to bend the fabric of the universe to their will,” says Owen – helping to explain how these two seemingly disparate timelines connect up in the story.

In the movie universe, the story is clearly meant to be set around or after the events of the upcoming Age of Extinction movie. Meanwhile, back on the robots’ home planet, Owen explains that this new game occurs before the resolution of Fall of Cybertron – which concludes with the majority of the cast departing the planet. “Fans really love Cybertron, and we really love the environments,” says Owen. “We thought there were still interesting stories that could be told within the context of the war and with the great cast of characters, so we’ve kept it anchored before the Ark launches.”

Gameplay hews closely to the style established in Fall of Cybertron, presenting a discrete single-player story focused on third-person action and shooting, with regular shifts between a multitude of characters. Rise of the Dark Spark also brings the return of the cooperative Escalation mode, in which a team of robots defends against increasingly challenging waves of attackers. Between the two modes, Rise of the Dark Spark includes over 40 playable characters, although it’s fair to assume that at least some of those characters are re-skins of established heroes and villains in the two different universes.

While it sounds like Edge of Reality is maintaining many of the central gameplay elements that made High Moon Studios’ games so much fun, the new studio is also exploring a few innovations. “One of the best [new features] is the unified leveling system, where you can play the game in either Campaign or Escalation mode, and all of your levels and unlocks carry over,” says Owen. XP is earned through defeating foes, but also by completing distinctions and challenges. “Distinctions are small combat-related feats you can complete, and challenges are more level-based,” says Owen. In addition to providing increased XP awards, these tasks also unlock gear boxes that include new items, characters, weapons, and weapon upgrades.

Escalation mode also includes some new twists, such as offensive and defensive installations, as well as a new addition called power foes, in which your cooperative team must occasionally contend with named boss encounters. “You might be fighting a wave of enemies, and all of a sudden you’re facing off versus Megatron himself,” says Owen. Rise of the Dark Spark also includes a new gameplay-altering feature called hacks, which in practice sound like the skulls of the Halo games, letting you set universal behaviors like higher enemy health or exploding robot upon death.

Given the positive reaction I’ve had to the Cybertron games, and the questionable storytelling that characterizes the movie fiction, I’m wary of this move to mix the two together. Even so, I’m hopeful that the best story ideas and gameplay dynamics can rise to the top, even as we all continue to wait and hope for a true sequel to High Moon’s Fall of Cybertron.
» Matt Miller




Handheld strategy

Details are scarce, but Activision has also brought on developer WayForward to create a separate 3DS game that bears the same title – a tactical RPG starring the Autobots and Decepticons. “This version features a compelling twist allowing fans to play through a tactical strategy game,” says produce Andy Owen. “Players will plot their next move on detailed strategic maps and then engage in epic one-on-one 3D battle sequences featuring over 50 Transformers characters.”[/quote]
Re: Official Details on GameStop "Weathered Warriors" Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Exclusive Content Pack (1572696)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on May 9th, 2014 @ 8:12pm CDT
So basically they're putting 2 games together, and cutting the gameplay of each in half. I was interested in this, but considering the movie games aren't nearly to the level of the Cybertron games, I think this won't be as fun. Also, I'm not sure how the Cybertron story will fit in, and if it will mess with the Fall of Cybertron story at all.
Re: Official Details on GameStop "Weathered Warriors" Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Exclusive Content Pack (1572719)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 9th, 2014 @ 10:52pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:So basically they're putting 2 games together, and cutting the gameplay of each in half. I was interested in this, but considering the movie games aren't nearly to the level of the Cybertron games, I think this won't be as fun. Also, I'm not sure how the Cybertron story will fit in, and if it will mess with the Fall of Cybertron story at all.
Seems like the previous belief of this game's WFC/FOC parts being set in between WFC and FOC was a misinterpretation of this article's info, as it'll really take place during FOC. I'd wager it'd best fit after Chapter IX (Megatron's revival) but before the end of Chapter XII (when Grimlock blows the Space Bridge open).
Re: Official Details on GameStop "Weathered Warriors" Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Exclusive Content Pack (1574598)
Posted by El Duque on May 16th, 2014 @ 8:55am CDT
The official TransformersGame YouTube channel has uploaded a new trailer for the upcoming Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark. The game will release next month on the 24th for all major gaming consoles. Check out the trailer embedded below:

[quote]Will you be ready when two worlds collide? Check out the exclusive new trailer for TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE DARK SPARK available June 24 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, Wii U, 3DS, and PC.[/quote]

Re: Official Details on GameStop "Weathered Warriors" Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Exclusive Content Pack (1574605)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 16th, 2014 @ 9:09am CDT
I see a few generic dudes and a big guy. I'm guessing these are game-only opponents.

Drift's face looks more fitting when rendered in these game graphics than it does in the movie's look.
Re: Official Details on GameStop "Weathered Warriors" Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Exclusive Content Pack (1574649)
Posted by Crystiallic on May 16th, 2014 @ 10:47am CDT
Bruticus... O'Bruticus, where are your buddies at?
Re: Official Details on GameStop "Weathered Warriors" Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Exclusive Content Pack (1574664)
Posted by It Is Him on May 16th, 2014 @ 11:24am CDT
Yawnsville.

Still waiting on more info for the 3DS WayForward version.
Re: Official Details on GameStop "Weathered Warriors" Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Exclusive Content Pack (1574760)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on May 16th, 2014 @ 3:56pm CDT
Sorry guys. Video is private.
Re: Official Details on GameStop "Weathered Warriors" Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Exclusive Content Pack (1574763)
Posted by NECRONOMICON on May 16th, 2014 @ 4:30pm CDT
There has been a lot of debate as to whether Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark will have online PVP multiplayer matches similar to Fall of Cybertron's: Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, and Headhunter.

Well....it looks like we can put the rumors to rest, because it seems certain that ROTDS has axed all online multiplayer other than Escalation.

This is based on the recently released In Game trophies for ROTDS shown here: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark (PS3) Trophies - PS3Trophies.org

Notably, there are no trophies related to any multiplayer achievements other than Escalation.

Compare this to the in game trophies for "Fall of Cybertron", which contains nine PVP multiplayer trophies: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Trophies - PS3Trophies.org

• Reconfiguration Matrix - Create a custom character in Multiplayer
• Headmaster! - Reach max level in a single class
• King of the Scrap Heap - Reach max level in all four classes
• What Prime Directives? - Unlock Prime Mode
• Full Throttle Scramble Power! - Earn MVP in any game mode during a public Multiplayer match
• Ultimate Menasor - Capture three flags in a single CTF game during a public Multiplayer match
• Moonbase One - Personally capture all 3 nodes in a conquest game during a public Multiplayer match
• Ballistic Energon Goodie - Return five heads at once in a headhunter game during a public Multiplayer match
• Heavy Metal War - Kill 6 different opposing players in a TDM game during a public Multiplayer match

So, for all the fans who are planning to pre-order the game because they were looking forward to more online PVP matches, it looks like this game should be downgraded from BUY to RENT.
Re: Official Details on GameStop "Weathered Warriors" Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Exclusive Content Pack (1574791)
Posted by SlyTF1 on May 16th, 2014 @ 7:24pm CDT
Just because there are no trophies for it doesn't mean it's not there. People always complain about having to play multiplayer to platinum a game. Maybe the developers are finally listening.
Re: Official Details on GameStop "Weathered Warriors" Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Exclusive Content Pack (1574824)
Posted by VirusCarnage on May 16th, 2014 @ 11:08pm CDT
SlyTF1 wrote:Just because there are no trophies for it doesn't mean it's not there. People always complain about having to play multiplayer to platinum a game. Maybe the developers are finally listening.

There's also been no note of PVP MP in the press releases.
Re: Official Details on GameStop "Weathered Warriors" Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Exclusive Content Pack (1574825)
Posted by Ultra Markus on May 16th, 2014 @ 11:10pm CDT
so why post a video no one can see... pretty lame!
Re: Official Details on GameStop "Weathered Warriors" Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Exclusive Content Pack (1574831)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 16th, 2014 @ 11:24pm CDT
Ultra Markus wrote:so why post a video no one can see... pretty lame!
It wasn't private at first. I watched it this morning when it was first posted. It was made private later in the day.

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