Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser

Transformers News: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 8:07PM CDT

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The Transformers Universe Facebook page has teaser a second new character for the week, this time it's Decepticon Shellschock! Earlier this week they teased the new Autobot Catapult. Full bios and tech specs are likely on the way for this new pair of warriors.

#Decepticons! A new soldier is preparing to join the war this week! #TestYourMetal


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Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1562154)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 2nd, 2014 @ 8:45pm CDT
I admit, I giggled with glee. "Shellshock" is one kickass name. :michaelbay:
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1562201)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on April 2nd, 2014 @ 11:32pm CDT
I've got a feeling that Hasbro or TT might re-purpose/retool TFP Bulkhead into this guy. There are many similarities between the two, aesthetically.

Or maybe a fan-made custom?
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1562217)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on April 3rd, 2014 @ 12:35am CDT
Looking badass, and a fitting robot to match my old band's name :twisted:
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1562509)
Posted by El Duque on April 3rd, 2014 @ 10:32pm CDT
The Transformers Universe YouTube channel has uploaded extended bio videos for the previously teased warriors Catapult and Shellshock. Additional images and technical data for each can be found by visiting the Transformers Universe website. We've embedded the videos below:

[quote]Catapult moves in the shadows with the strut of a notorious gunslinger and reads cross-winds like a circling hawk.

Place Catapult at long range with her Phase Chamber primed, sniper rifle cocked and license-to-terminate activated; she'll drop her mark grill-down in the dirt for keeps. A mysterious loner, the only trace this Autobot exists is a tag scratched into every 'Con she dispatches to the scrapyard.[/quote]


[quote]Retirement was never one of Shellshock's plans: he's been holed up in his armory feverishly waiting for the call.

Faceplate-deep in munitions and customizing his beloved miniguns, he ensured burst rates, muzzle velocities, calibers and cartridges all got a little love. A career killer, you won't have to ask him twice to rejoin the fight. Put this slayer in mid-range with a directive for destruction and Shellshock will have a blast every time.[/quote]
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1562563)
Posted by NiteStar on April 4th, 2014 @ 1:11am CDT
craggy wrote:
NiteStar wrote:
craggy wrote:Because you don't have a web browser?


PrymeStriker wrote:
Small-audience?!
All you really need is an internet browser. You clearly have one.


A PC browser??? No I don't have that.
I tried to sign up for the beta testing and was denied because I use a Mac like the rest of half the world.
Its only PC users.
Ive played other MMO's that cater to both PC users and Playstation users and Im always reading in other forums that the PC community is barren compared to the Playstation community.
So yes….. a limited audience.

PrymeStriker wrote:
Jagex produced RuneScape, one of the largest MMO games in the world with over 200 million accounts. You call that a small audience?


Well this isn't Runescape, this is Transformers.
And even though the film franchise has been a global success, people who sit down and actually play Transformer games is a completely different story.
People who play TF video games are a very particular crowd. As it is right now no one hardly plays WFC, FOC or any of the film games anymore except the same damn 20 people. Trust me I know. I see the same names all the time when I log on to play any of those games.
Because once the game is completed there is nothing else left to do.
But now they finally made an MMO where you have the chance to progress through endless levels (I assume) so you would think they would make a game like this open to all so as to get the most out of the TF fan base.

did you buy your fancy mac to play games on? because the "rest of half the world" didn't because they realised that only a tiny fraction of games get released on macs.

oh and whilst there are a lot of people who use playstations to play playstation games, there are also a lot of people who play xbox games on xboxes and pc games on pcs. If you're correct, and I can't see why you wouldn't be given your obvious depth of knowledge on the subject and no doubt years of research into it, there are only 20 people who play Transformers games online, then it's quite possible that Hasbro and Jagex are seeking to attract a different audience to the game than those who already play TF games online.


No I did not buy a Mac to play games on but the fact that this game is ONLY EXCLUSIVELY for PC's is bothering to me being that a majority of people use Macs.
I love Transformers but I dont play the Transformers games that much anymore cuz Im maxed out. Ive completed everything. Theres nothing left to do anymore.
But if they made this game for the Playstation as well then finally more than just those 20 people would have a reason to keep playing for along time to come as oppose to other TF video games.
People didn't stop playing TF games on the Playstation cuz we didn't like it. We stopped cuz theres nothing more to do.
Give us more to do…...ENDGAME content…etc.
Hasbro is missing the logic in this.
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1562586)
Posted by RevenantCrow on April 4th, 2014 @ 3:29am CDT
NiteStar wrote:No I did not buy a Mac to play games on but the fact that this game is ONLY EXCLUSIVELY for PC's is bothering to me being that a majority of people use Macs.


Hey there! PC Gamers are a massive audience so there's definitely a huge amount of room for a Transformers PC browser game. We're aiming to bring Transformers Universe to as many different browsers as possible, as well as look to offer Mac support in future as we do with RuneScape.

NiteStar wrote:I love Transformers but I dont play the Transformers games that much anymore cuz Im maxed out. Ive completed everything. Theres nothing left to do anymore.


Then Transformers Universe should be right up you street! We're aiming for the game to be like a hobby, something you will be able to enjoy and play for years to come. Unlike boxed games, being an online browser game means we can continue to offer more and more content on a regular basis. Take a look at our other game RuneScape, we've been offering fresh new content on an almost weekly basis for over 10 years! That's a lot of stuff to do!

NiteStar wrote:But if they made this game for the Playstation as well then finally more than just those 20 people would have a reason to keep playing for along time to come as oppose to other TF video games.


Jagex are experts in browser based online gaming, our MMORPG RuneScape has been one of the top online games for over 10 years and continues to do really well. We want the same to be true for Transformers Universe and so we've focused on developing it on a platform we know we can support well. Most gamers have access to a PC browser so there should be no shortage of gamers who can join in and play Transformers Universe.
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1562685)
Posted by PrymeStriker on April 4th, 2014 @ 12:34pm CDT
NiteStar wrote:
No I did not buy a Mac to play games on but the fact that this game is ONLY EXCLUSIVELY for PC's is bothering to me being that a majority of people use Macs.


Where are you getting your information from? Is there a reliable source that states more people use Macs than PCs, or are you just assuming so and/or using your own personal bias to win an argument?
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1562716)
Posted by kirbenvost on April 4th, 2014 @ 2:49pm CDT
OMG Catapult turns into a desert buggy! AND she's a fembot! That's so cool... almost makes me wish the Prime/BH toyline wasn't ending.
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1563371)
Posted by craggy on April 7th, 2014 @ 4:11pm CDT
There are some nice designs, I wouldn't mind toys of them.

PrymeStriker wrote:
NiteStar wrote:
No I did not buy a Mac to play games on but the fact that this game is ONLY EXCLUSIVELY for PC's is bothering to me being that a majority of people use Macs.


Where are you getting your information from? Is there a reliable source that states more people use Macs than PCs, or are you just assuming so and/or using your own personal bias to win an argument?


considering every reliable source will show that the majority of people with desktops run a windows based OS, crying about something and using false info isn't going to win any arguments though.
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1564664)
Posted by NiteStar on April 12th, 2014 @ 4:37am CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:
NiteStar wrote:
No I did not buy a Mac to play games on but the fact that this game is ONLY EXCLUSIVELY for PC's is bothering to me being that a majority of people use Macs.


Where are you getting your information from? Is there a reliable source that states more people use Macs than PCs, or are you just assuming so and/or using your own personal bias to win an argument?


craggy wrote:There are some nice designs, I wouldn't mind toys of them.

PrymeStriker wrote:
NiteStar wrote:
No I did not buy a Mac to play games on but the fact that this game is ONLY EXCLUSIVELY for PC's is bothering to me being that a majority of people use Macs.


Where are you getting your information from? Is there a reliable source that states more people use Macs than PCs, or are you just assuming so and/or using your own personal bias to win an argument?


considering every reliable source will show that the majority of people with desktops run a windows based OS, crying about something and using false info isn't going to win any arguments though.


Well in my years of computer using (15 years) a majority of people I meet and have met are always on MacBooks and iMacs, and Power Macs and iPhones and iPods and iTunes and so on and so on…etc, etc.
Only time I ever see PC's are in libraries and schools and offices and places of business.
And Im not trying to win an argument. I didn't even know this was an argument. You guys getting' all stirred up….lol
Im not even trying to argue about computers either. All Im saying and my point is that by Hasbro making this new soon-to-be Transformers game NOT available on the PS4 and excluding a large demographic of the world is unfair to other millions of Transformers fans and not a wise move on Hasbro's part…is all.
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1564679)
Posted by Maerviska on April 12th, 2014 @ 6:34am CDT
Signed up for the beta. I'm kinda curious about this, it sure looks good.
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1565452)
Posted by El Duque on April 15th, 2014 @ 2:12pm CDT
We have several updates on Jagex's free to play browser based MOTA game Transformers Universe.

CVG has uploaded an interview with Transformers Universe creative directors Alex Horton and Alex De Rakoff.



We Got Game has uploaded footage from the UK Gadget Show, which features game play footage.



The official Transformers Universe Facebook page has posted images from the aforementioned Gadget Show and concept art for their in game character Catapult. Check 'em out mirrored below.





















Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1566008)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on April 17th, 2014 @ 11:57am CDT
I want toys of these in the worst way
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1566100)
Posted by Peridot on April 17th, 2014 @ 5:55pm CDT
Hey, it's Mario and Luigi!
Shellshock reminds me of the Heavy from TF2.
BTW, does anybody know what's going on with Bumblebee's head? It looks like his Prime head, but with his G1/WFC horns.
In fact, it seems that all of the Prime-original characters (Ratchet, Arcee, etc.) had some modifications made to their designs.
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1566136)
Posted by T-Macksimus on April 17th, 2014 @ 9:25pm CDT
Metro Prime wrote:...BTW, does anybody know what's going on with Bumblebee's head? It looks like his Prime head, but with his G1/WFC horns.
In fact, it seems that all of the Prime-original characters (Ratchet, Arcee, etc.) had some modifications made to their designs.


It's probably so that they can actually get away with calling it "Universe" instead of calling it the "TF:Prime" video game. Honestly, I'm glad they've done this. If this were a game with nothing but straight up Prime designs, I wouldn't touch it. This is just enough different that it has me intrigued and very much excited about the designs of these characters. I'm hoping we see some of these in the Generations line by the start of 2015.

I gave serious thought to modding one of my Scout class Landmine/Dune Runner/Sandstorm figures to make a Catapult but they just aren't similar enough to turn out decent looking and I like those figures too much to sacrifice one of them for the attempt. fingers crossed that Hasbro, money grubbers that they are, will be pumping out figures for this game soon and I won't have to worry about making my own. Some of the trucks they have in the game trailer would make kick-ass figures. better than a lot of the stuff they are giving us now out of any of their lines and better than anything I've seen from the upcoming movie line by an infinite order of magnitude.
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1570216)
Posted by Dr Va'al on April 30th, 2014 @ 4:27pm CDT
We have some more information for all the Transformers fans interested in the upcoming Universe MMO game. We've received news that a new campaign, called Founder initiative, has been launched to allow users to pre-load in-game packs and extras, from warriors to limited edition bodykits to item bundles. The packs are priced in different ranges according to different bands (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Cybernite), and can all be found here. Read on below for some more information and artwork, and an exclusive 10inch collectable figurine included in the more expensive Cybernite pack too!



[quote]Join the Program
Commander, the time has come.

The Founder's initiative has now launched. This is a chance for commanders like you to gain early access to valuable resources and bonuses.

Become a Founder today and be immortalized in Founders Honor Roll, secure early access to Transformers warriors, limited edition bodykits and a collection of in-game items.


Packs include
• Transformers warriors
• Limited edition bodykits
• In-game item bundles
• And much, much more[/quote]

Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1570230)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on April 30th, 2014 @ 5:54pm CDT


So the founders get to be Iron Man and Wolverine? Tempting...ish.
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1570231)
Posted by Deadput on April 30th, 2014 @ 6:04pm CDT
Bumblevivisector wrote:


So the founders get to be Iron Man and Wolverine? Tempting...ish.



Whoa nice catch


but anyways the Red one is the Autobot Ripraw and the other guy is Decepticon Derail


there are other charctwers too


Autobots
Anomaly
Doubletake

Decepticons
Deadheat
Astraea
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1570232)
Posted by craggy on April 30th, 2014 @ 6:04pm CDT
aaaand I'm back to disliking the game.

edit:although, if it means that the name "Derail" is now an official one for a 'Con, it makes me a little happy, since I've been calling Webdiver Gradion that.
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1570233)
Posted by Deadput on April 30th, 2014 @ 6:16pm CDT
craggy wrote:aaaand I'm back to disliking the game.

edit:although, if it means that the name "Derail" is now an official one for a 'Con, it makes me a little happy, since I've been calling Webdiver Gradion that.



You know these founder packs don't actually give you advantages all it does is give you sweet stuff to use

besides as of now the exclusive Characters and Figurine you will be able to get the rest of these items through gameplay

in the end you win with tactics and wit and not with items.

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