Greetings Seibertronians! In news from the more general licensing side of the Transformers franchise, the new Transformers Monopoly game (reported here), has had it's Walmart.com listing updated with new stock images, showing off what you get in this version of the beloved game.
As said before, the game's artwork features more the evergreen style.
Here's the game's description as given by Walmart:
In this exciting twist on the Monopoly game, players enter the world of Transformers and imagine traveling between Earth and Cybertron as a heroic Autobot or evil Decepticon. Choose to play as Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Grimlock, Megatron, Starscream, or Soundwave in a race to take control of energy-rich locations. Buy, sell, or swap properties, build up a supply of Energon cubes, and construct Energon bunkers.
The last player with money when all other players have gone bankrupt wins! The Monopoly: Transformers Edition game is for kids ages 8 and up. (Tokens do not convert.)
Transformers and Hasbro and all related trademarks and logos are trademarks of Hasbro, Inc.
Hasbro Gaming, Parker Brothers, and Monopoly names and logos, the distinctive design of the gameboard, the four corner squares, the Mr. Monopoly name and character, as well as each of the distinctive elements of the board and playing pieces are trademarks of Hasbro for its property trading game and game equipment.
While we have had one or two before, there hasn't been a Transformers themed monopoly game available at retail for a while now. Hasbro is of course rectifying that. Fellow Seibertronian JTPrime17 has found a listing with image for a new Monopoly: Transformers Edition on the mobile Walmart site. We learn that the is UPC: 630509993444 and that it will feature the evergreen designs, which makes sense given the name of these designs. You can see the small image below. No idea on price or release date. If you ever see it in stores, let us know!
With the popularity of Virtual Reality (VR) gaming on the rise, it was only natural that someone would find a way to create a VR experience that involves our favorite shape-shifting robots. That somebody is game studio Minority Media. Founded in 2010 in Canada, Minority Media develops video games for all different types of platforms, and this new game Transformers: Invasion VR, allows you to aid the Autobots in their quest to prevent a Decepticon takeover.
TRANSFORMERS: VR Invasion delivers collaborative gameplay that enables guests to be part of the liberation squad of humans fighting alongside well-known Autobots like Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, as well as Grimlock, the leader of the Dinobots powerful strike squad. Players enter epic battles against sworn enemies Megatron and Soundwave and repel non-stop swarms of Insecticons. Failure is not an option in this high-stakes mission to stop an all-out invasion by the Decepticons.
This game actually isn't the first VR game Minority has developed for the Transformers brand. The first one, Transformers: Battle Arena, came out in November 2019. While Invasion VR doesn't currently have a release date, it is expected to be at very limited locations to begin with; currently, Kalahari Resort in Poconos, PA, Airway Fun Center in Kalamazoo, MI and Compass Entertainment in Irvington, VA are the only US entertainment venues scheduled to get the game at first. Select Kingpin Bowling locations in Australia well also be hosting the game.
The designs in this game seem to be based off the Cyberverse designs, judging from how Bumblebee, Soundwave and Grimlock appear.
What do you think about this project? Have you tried Transformers: Battle Arena? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews!
We always love to report when we spot something Transformers related where we wouldn't expect it. Well, fellow Seibertronian Shauyaun found a familiar sight while looking over “The World of Cyberpunk 2077” book. He describes it below.
Shauyaun wrote:I was flipping through “The World of Cyberpunk 2077”, a book about the up coming game Cyberpunk 2077, and i came across a familiar face! And no I’m not talking about Keanu Reeves. I’m talking about our very own OPTIMUS PRIME.
Ok sure it’s just a toy of the guy but still!
Honestly i doubt it means much, probably just the work of an artist on the team who kinda likes Transformers.
When i first saw it i was like “wow the about of detail this has must mean it’s a real OP figure”
Looked to me like a DotM OP because of the distinct abdomen, so i looked around and yup it seems to be the “ Ultimate Optimus Prime”
A new Transformers video game was announced earlier this year and wowed no fan. Granted, what was shown was minimal and uninspiring. We now have a much better sense of the game from multiple gameplay videos which can all be found below. The game looks more like XCOM, with its turn based strategy gameplay and basic environment. You play as 6 different autobots embarking on 20 different missions that span various settings to defeat the Decepticons. You can play as Decepticons in the arcade mode, which also allows multiplayer. It is of course a much kid friendlier game than XCOM with kicking Decepticons in the face rather than performing alien autopsies. We thank Sabrblade for sharing these videos with us.
We also have images for the cover of the game in the US, EU and Australia. We thank -Wonkothesane- for letting us know of these. The game is available to preorder on Amazon right now.
Greetings Seibertronians! Fellow Seibertron user, Hokutron, has let us know that Free to Play, Massively Multilayer Online game, World of Warships, has announced, that in September, they'll be launching a collaboration with Transformers!
While more details are to follow, they've announced that four unique Transformers ship skins will be available for players initially, allowing them to choose from Optimus Prime and Bumblebee (representing the Autobots), and Megatron and Rumble (representing the Decepticons). Each will have recognizable phrases and voice-overs. While not given much detail, they're will also be unique missions and other Transformers themed items when the update launches.
Optimus Prime Skin
They also revealed a video trailer for the collaboration; and the first page of a crossover online comic
Here is the full press release:
We are happy to announce that World of Warships is partnering up with Transformers in a brand-new collaboration! Autobots and Decepticons will be introduced for a limited time as themed ship skins and commanders in a much-anticipated update planned for this September.
Four iconic Transformers characters will be released initially as unique ship skins and commanders with recognizable phrases and voiceovers. Optimus Prime and Bumblebee will set the stage for the heroic Autobots, with Megatron and Rumble to be available as their eternal foes — the Decepticons.
The coming Transformers collaboration will also bring a host of other new content, including special Transformers containers, dedicated in-game Combat Missions, consumable camouflages, commemorative flags and patches, and more.
Do you play this game? What do you think of this? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews.
Fans of the Transformers Trading Card Game from Wizards of the Coast have bad news to wake up to this Monday morning, as a post on the game's official website reveals that the recently released Titan Masters Attack wave was the game's last. To put it another way while borrowing a classic "Furmanism", the Transformers TCG is over - finished! The text of the news release and the accompanying image posted on the game's Facebook page may be seen below.
TITAN MASTERS ATTACK IS THE TRANSFORMERS TCG FINAL RELEASE
For over two years, Wizards of the Coast has worked to create a great action TCG brand with the Transformers TCG. While the retailer and player community continued to grow, our product offerings didn’t meet the expectations of the broader fan base to engage further with the brand. Additionally, the current global situation posed by the COVID-19 pandemic presented additional hurdles. As such, Titan Masters Attack released on May 29, is the game’s final TCG release.
We are informing our players and retailers so they can make the best decisions regarding event participation and product ordering. The Transformers TCG team wishes to recognize the tremendous effort that fans and retailers put into building a great community.
“The Transformers TCG was truly a labor of love for the Wizards team, and we saw that enthusiasm and love echoed by players across the world,” said Drew Nolosco, Wizards of the Coast Global Brand Manager. “We are grateful to our fans, content creators, retailers, and distributors for the enthusiasm they brought to the game. The greater Transformers TCG fan community is perhaps the best TCG community I’ve had the privilege of working with.”
‘Til all are one.
To editorialize for a moment, as a collector of the product that appreciated the art and generally enjoys trading cards on their own, I'll be a little sad to see it go. While I wasn't active in actually playing the game, those that were tell me it was a really great and well crafted game. It seems anything that isn't toys has a hard time making headway with us Transformers fans, but that's just what I think, let us know what you think by replying to this post on our Energon Pub Forums.
Thanks to a host of Seibertronians, we have news that the new video game Transformers: Battlegrounds has released it's first trailer. This game is set on Earth and features the classics Transformers characters portrayed in their Cyberverse bodies, battling it out for the fate of Earth, Cybertron, and the Allspark.
The video game has been described as a tactical warfare adventure, and will be available for a variety of gaming systems, including the Play Station 4, XBox One, the Nintendo Switch (the first time a Transformers game has been made for Switch), and PC (Stream). The game is currently scheduled for release on October 23, 2020, adding yet another item to the lengthy list of releases for the month of October for Transformers fans.
You can check out the trailer below, and let us know what you think in the comments section below!
That's right we're getting Micromasters Flak and Cratermaker, Cassettes Nightstalker and Ravage, and Battlemasters Blowpipe, Firebolt, Pteraxadon, and Terror-Daxtyl! All as part of the versatile C.O.M.B.A.T. system introduced in Transformers War for Cybertron Seige. Keep your eyes peeled as a few Siege skins have been popping up in game as well.
Also one more quick note before the full update: During these uniquely challenging times Earth Wars on Twitter is offering daily free gifts like extra fuel cells. Just log onto the official Earth Wars Twitter every so day to see if a new gift has dropped. Don't forget Seibertron's own team is always looking for new recruits so look us up and maybe you can join us on the battlefield. Happy gaming out there Seibertronians and take care of yourselves everybody!
Introducing C.O.M.B.A.T. bots!
Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong!
Get your first look at the bots arriving with the new C.O.M.B.A.T. system!
Your troops are ready for a Raid on Cybertron! Take part in this weekend's event and win:
Up to 2,000 Shanix Coins
Up to 3,000 Prime Core Shards
Up to 600 4-Star Shards
Up to 1,500 3-Star Shards
And Bronze, Silver and Gold Squad Core Chip XP*
* Contains a random Squad Core of the mentioned rarity.
Event Type: Alliance Raid Start Date: 27/03/2020 10:00 UTC End Date: 30/03/2020 10:00 UTC Bot Experience: Triple XP Prestiges: 1
How to Participate?
Reach HQ Level 4 and Join an Alliance
Tap the Event button!
Select an Event Battle Zone to fight in!
Win your battle and gather Energy Cells!
Use Energy Cells to attack available Raid Bases
Damage or Destroy Raid Bases to win Raid Points that will unlock Reward Tiers
Use Shanix Coins to purchase unique items from the Shanix Shop!
Event Battle Zones
An exciting new addition will soon be coming to Transformers: Earth Wars. For the first time we will be introducing Battle Masters, Micro Masters and Mini-Cassettes bots as characters you can collect. These bots will act as part of the new C.O.M.B.A.T. system that will allow you to change the weapons of your existing bots or add battle companions to any bot.
These new weapons, based on Battle Masters and Micro Masters bots, will add powerful new attacks to your bots and allow players to totally change how some bot classes behave in battle.
The Mini-Cassette companion bots will be equippable to any character and provide them with a powerful companion with its own unique abilities.
The bonus part of the C.O.M.B.A.T. system is that it can coexist with Power Cores, and a bot can have both a C.O.M.B.A.T. bot equipped and a Power Core!
The following C.O.M.B.A.T. bots will be joining the game first with more to follow soon.
For more information about the C.O.M.B.A.T. system tune into our livestream this week.
Prime League Effects
The time has come to update the extra battle effects in Prime League and also in the new Prime Zone.
The new effects starting from today are the following:
Defenses explode dealing 5x their dps upon death
Defences heal for 15% of damage dealt
These new effects will retroactively apply to any wars in progress during the content push.
Alliance Event: Tug of War
A new Alliance Event: Tug of War is starting!
Starting Thursday 26th March 16:00 UTC until further notice, teaming up with your friends and winning Alliance War Leagues will reward:
And 1,000 Premium Crystal Shards per league
Visit our wiki here for more information and detailed League rewards.
Gather your friends and prove your dominance in this special Alliance Wars event!
Video of the Week
Check out these tips & strategies on how to use Nosecone & Drillhorn with Alpha Prime!
The Autobot and Decepticon Battle Masters have been announced! They may be SMALL in size, but they are BIG in battle capabilities!
And there is so much to talk about that we have decided to move to a weekly livestream. Join us as we talk C.O.M.B.A.T. bots, game improvements, new features and more with some special guests.
Today Hasbro held a preview event for Toy Fair 2020 for their investors. Some of the information was for those in attendance only but the audio and presentation slide show from the event was available for Seibertron. Out of the almost three hour presentation there are a few major points that will interest Transformer fans:
- The new War for Cybertron animated series will finally debut on Netflix this year! A preview was available those in attendance only but is likely to be available for wider audiences tomorrow or soon after Toy Fair.
- Transformers and G.I. Joe media are being handed to company eOne. No clear details on future plans but mention of work on projects for both brands.
- New console game (Switch/VR) titled Transformers: Doom of Cybertron is in the works.
Toy Fair hasn't even started and its cup is already running over. Make sure to stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest in Toy Fair 2020 Transformers news!
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