New Transformers: Battle Tactics Mobile Game from DeNA

Transformers News: New Transformers: Battle Tactics Mobile Game from DeNA

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Transformers News: New Transformers: Battle Tactics Mobile Game

DeNA and Hasbro Reveal New Mobile Game,
TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS

SAN FRANCISCO –December 10, 2014– DeNA and Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) today announced TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS, a new turn-based tactical combat game based on the TRANSFORMERS universe, is currently in development for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and Android devices. In TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS, players will collect iconic TRANSFORMERS characters, assembling teams of AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS characters, including fan favorites found within the pages of the IDW Combiner Wars series, to battle friends and fans from around the globe. Players and TRANSFORMERS fans can pre-register to receive updates about the game and unlock powerful in-game content for everyone at launch at the website: http://www.transformersbattletactics.com.



TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TATICS will be available as a free download and will feature more than 75 classic TRANSFORMERS characters including OPTIMUS PRIME, MEGATRON, STARSCREAM, and BUMBLEBEE. Battles are swift and require strategic decision-making to propel players to victory. Each TRANSFORMERS character has unique stats and abilities, which shift as players convert them from robot to their alternate mode. The unique graphic style is inspired by the TRANSFORMERS Generations Combiner Wars characters and comic book series. TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS includes an expansive single-player campaign, story-driven in-game events and real-time player-vs-player (PvP) matches for players around the world to engage in strategic battles and rise to the top of the leaderboards.

"TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS blends fast action and strategic gameplay with a style TRANSFORMERS fans of all generations will appreciate,” said Barry Dorf, vice president of partnerships and alliances at DeNA. “From collecting new TRANSFORMERS to creating mash-up teams of AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS to battling against friends and fans around the world, players will have an epic amount of content to enjoy once the game ‘Rolls Out’ in 2015.”

TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS is the third title in an exclusive three-year agreement between DeNA and Hasbro to develop and publish mobile games based on the TRANSFORMERS franchise. Extending beyond the card-based battling in TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS and the runner action of TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION games – The Official Mobile Game, TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS marks the first mobile turn-based strategy game set in the beloved TRANSFORMERS universe.

"The strategic combat and visual style of TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS is a really fresh, fun and exciting take on the TRANSFORMERS brand,” said Mark Blecher, SVP Digital Gaming & Corporate Development at Hasbro, Inc.

TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS will be available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and Android devices in 2015. To pre-register for updates about the game and unlock powerful in-game content for everyone at launch visit http://www.transformersbattletactics.com

Transformers News: New Transformers: Battle Tactics Mobile Game

Transformers News: New Transformers: Battle Tactics Mobile Game

Transformers News: New Transformers: Battle Tactics Mobile Game

Transformers News: New Transformers: Battle Tactics Mobile Game
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Re: New Transformers: Battle Tactics Mobile Game from DeNA (1628772)
Posted by WheelTracks on December 10th, 2014 @ 11:08am CST
The characters are Generations toys! Nice Hasbro :APPLAUSE: and thanks Jon3.0!
Re: New Transformers: Battle Tactics Mobile Game from DeNA (1628775)
Posted by MagnusLabel on December 10th, 2014 @ 11:10am CST
Another TF mobile game by Mobage? Good, let's wait and see if it bribe our way to victory likes TF Legends.
Re: New Transformers: Battle Tactics Mobile Game from DeNA (1628795)
Posted by Gallifreyan Autobot on December 10th, 2014 @ 1:00pm CST
this looks promising ;)
Re: New Transformers: Battle Tactics Mobile Game from DeNA (1628804)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on December 10th, 2014 @ 1:46pm CST
another pay to win game that punishes casual players i take it
Re: New Transformers: Battle Tactics Mobile Game from DeNA (1628808)
Posted by DecepticonFinishline on December 10th, 2014 @ 2:30pm CST
Soo.... The character designs are based on Classics style toys... But that Astrotrain is not the classics Astrotrain... Are we going to be getting a new, more accurate one mayyyybe?!
Re: New Transformers: Battle Tactics Mobile Game from DeNA (1628821)
Posted by Emerje on December 10th, 2014 @ 2:55pm CST
DecepticonFinishline wrote:Soo.... The character designs are based on Classics style toys... But that Astrotrain is not the classics Astrotrain... Are we going to be getting a new, more accurate one mayyyybe?!


That's what I was wondering. I mean, if it's going to go back and use Universe Ratchet it might as well have used Classics Astrotrain. Also interesting that some characters are represented by both their Generations and Legends figures.

And Powerglide shows up twice in the promo art, once as Superion's gun and again flying. Oops.

Emerje
Re: New Transformers: Battle Tactics Mobile Game from DeNA (1628824)
Posted by Leader_Ultra_Magnus on December 10th, 2014 @ 3:05pm CST
I'm definitely looking forward to this one as long as it won't cost me $70 to not suck.
Re: New Transformers: Battle Tactics Mobile Game from DeNA (1628896)
Posted by Lockdownhunter on December 10th, 2014 @ 8:26pm CST
Cool!
Re: New Transformers: Battle Tactics Mobile Game from DeNA (1628899)
Posted by DecepticonFinishline on December 10th, 2014 @ 8:44pm CST
Emerje wrote:
And Powerglide shows up twice in the promo art, once as Superion's gun and again flying. Oops.

Emerje


I think, maybe, that flying one is meant to be the new Generations Jetfire.
Re: New Transformers: Battle Tactics Mobile Game from DeNA (1628904)
Posted by Cobotron on December 10th, 2014 @ 9:16pm CST
Emerje wrote:
DecepticonFinishline wrote:Soo.... The character designs are based on Classics style toys... But that Astrotrain is not the classics Astrotrain... Are we going to be getting a new, more accurate one mayyyybe?!


That's what I was wondering. I mean, if it's going to go back and use Universe Ratchet it might as well have used Classics Astrotrain. Also interesting that some characters are represented by both their Generations and Legends figures.

And Powerglide shows up twice in the promo art, once as Superion's gun and again flying. Oops.

Emerje


I was going to say something about noticing Astrotrain too!
Please Primus, let this be a glimpse into the future of the toy lines.
Re: New Transformers: Battle Tactics Mobile Game from DeNA (1628960)
Posted by Flashwave on December 11th, 2014 @ 12:52am CST
Hey, look! It's Collector's Club Runabout!
Re: New Transformers: Battle Tactics Mobile Game from DeNA (1638411)
Posted by Editor on January 12th, 2015 @ 6:14pm CST
If anyone is interested, this game is pretty much a Transformers skin on top of a system that DeNA has used on a couple releases, mainly Advance Battle Tactics.

The main difference is that where in the existing games, your units had set values, in this version each mode has different values that change when you transform them between rounds. It does also include Combiners in game play, but you wil have to collect each team member, level them to max, and then merge them. Combiners will take up 2 spots on the battle field.

It has been in limited release to Canadian IPs for a couple weeks, so I've been playing about 7-8 days now.

It certainly looks if they follow the same formulas that it will have the whole pay to win aspect in there, but more for the causal player to take away than say Legends does.

Characters who have shown up in this version so far:
In game progress:
Cliffjumper
Acid Storm
Gears
Thundercracker
Jumkheap
Bumblebee (scout mold)
Starscream
Wheeljack
Optimus Prime
Megatron
Ratchet
Sargeant Kup
Warpath
Dreadwing
Bumblebee
Blurr
Red Alert
Windshear
Jhiaxus
Runway
Alpha Bravo
Dragstrip
Heavytread
Thunderwing
Goldfire
Scourge
Nightbeat
Drift
Darkmount
Skids
Jetfire (with face)
Blitzwing
Springer
Brainstorm
Exclusives:
Roadbuster
Astrotrain
Runamuck
Whirl
Jetfire II (with mask) err Veritech.
Thundercracker (scout mold)
Combiners
Centuritron (requires HeavyTread, Runway and Windshear)
Re: New Transformers: Battle Tactics Mobile Game from DeNA (1641569)
Posted by Seibertron on January 21st, 2015 @ 12:05pm CST
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Today, DeNA and Hasbro revealed a variety of new character art for TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS, a new turn-based tactical combat game coming soon to iOS and Android.

TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS is the first game that lets players command a team of both AUTOBOT and DECEPTICON characters, strategically utilizing powerful abilities to defeat their opponents. TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS will feature over 75 iconic characters including classic heroes like Optimus Prime and Bumblebee joining forces with baddies like Megatron and Starscream. The art style mixes retro 80’s appeal with an anime twist that will resonate with Transformers fans both young and old.

View the online gallery with bios and images: http://www.transformersbattletactics.com/#characters

Pre-register for TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS at the following link: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3319328/characters.html

Check out the new character art assets here:

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In addition, here are some character bios DeNA provided to us:

Bumblebee
Autobots (Soldier)
Bumblebee is always ready for anything. He has an arsenal of gadgets designed just for him, which he can use to meet the needs of any mission. No matter where the Decepticons hide - whether they flee to the deepest ocean, or disappear into the clouds - Bumblebee is ready to pursue and destroy them.

Wheeljack
Autobots (Soldier)
Wheeljack was onboard the Ark ship that initially crashed on Earth. Equal parts medic and inventor, most of the Autobots' scientific advances have come from Wheeljack's lab. Enterprising and outgoing, he's always one of the most popular Autobots. His best invention is a near-impenetrable faceplate, which has been handy when volatile prototype inventions have literally exploded in his face. In combat, his seismic batons ward off enemies.

Alpha Bravo
Autobots | Aerialbots (Hunter)
The newest member of the Aerialbots and the only member that is not a jet plane. His assault helicopter mode gives the team a member with VTOL and hovering capabilities, but he cannot match his teammates' top speed. Being the "new guy" and the slowest flyer of the group makes him feel like he has something to prove. Carries four tracker missiles that process a "spark lock" to their targets. With fellow Aerialbots forms "Superion."

Megatron
Decepticons (Soldier)
There was a time when the name of Megatron was honored by many across Cybertron But power inevitably corrupts, and none are so powerful as mighty Megatron. Long ago, he forgot he was a hero, and became nothing more than a tyrant. The war he launched eventually drained his home planet of life. Not even the death of a world could sate his hunger for conquest.

Starscream
Decepticons (Scout)
Starscream commands one of the most fearsome military units from Cybertron: the Seekers. The squadron has brought him great power and glory, but that means nothing as long as Megatron is the one who rules the Decepticons. Until Starscream can claim that throne, he will have to be content to be king of the Seekers.

Thundercracker
Decepticons (Scout)
Thundercracker lives on fear. Special materials in his jet frame allow him to unleash controlled sonic detonations that can be heard 200 miles away. Streaking across the sky at Mach 6, he wants his enemies to hear him before they see him. He wants them to know he's coming, and cower in fear at their impending doom.

Drag Strip
Decepticons | Stunticons (Soldier)
Nasty and underhanded - would rather be scrapped than lose. Prone to overheating, but possesses the greatest pure speed of any Stunticon. Adopting the alt-mode of an advanced concept Formula One race car gives him a sixth gear the Autobots cannot match, but leaves him with a slightly fragile vehicle mode. His fierce competitive streak and unmatched speed makes him the ideal "tip of the spear" for the Stunticon forces. With fellow Stunticons forms "Menasor."
Re: New Transformers: Battle Tactics Mobile Game from DeNA (1641570)
Posted by steve2275 on January 21st, 2015 @ 12:15pm CST
they're quite cute arent they?
Re: New Transformers: Battle Tactics Mobile Game from DeNA (1641579)
Posted by Editor on January 21st, 2015 @ 1:07pm CST
Revealed.... >:oP

Already have most of these unlocked :roll:
Re: New Transformers: Battle Tactics Mobile Game from DeNA (1641608)
Posted by GuyIncognito on January 21st, 2015 @ 2:57pm CST
Is this going to be one of those "games" where you can't progress without spending hundred of dollars on in-app purchases?
Re: New Transformers: Battle Tactics Mobile Game from DeNA (1641632)
Posted by Shuttershock on January 21st, 2015 @ 4:27pm CST
Hey! A personality for Alpha Bravo!
Re: New Transformers: Battle Tactics Mobile Game from DeNA (1641649)
Posted by Editor on January 21st, 2015 @ 5:26pm CST
GuyIncognito wrote:Is this going to be one of those "games" where you can't progress without spending hundred of dollars on in-app purchases?


Yes and no....

I've played the game it's based on for a few months, and have not spent a dime without feeling like i'm missing out, but it's a question of how you play.

I've just kept chipping away at the main story line, and while it will take time, cash isn't needed.

Once they start events however.....

To use their other game for example, in the All Hail Megatron event, without spending money I finished with the Starscream, Soundwave, Insecticon, and Sideswipe rewards, and felt good. I'f you would be OK with the same, then you'll be fine.

If you feel left out because you didn't get a top reward (Prime or Megatron is this case) without using cash, or you are a completest who must have everything, then yes have your Visa card on standby.
Re: New Transformers: Battle Tactics Mobile Game from DeNA (1641667)
Posted by MagnusLabel on January 21st, 2015 @ 7:02pm CST
I downloaded the game from Canada iTunes Store and it ended up like this:
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Does any iOS player have the same problem?
Re: New Transformers: Battle Tactics Mobile Game from DeNA (1641678)
Posted by BumbleDouche on January 21st, 2015 @ 7:48pm CST
MagnusLabel wrote:I downloaded the game from Canada iTunes Store and it ended up like this:
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Does any iOS player have the same problem?


I haven't had any problems, then again I am playing on a superior Android OS :P

What did impress me though was the tech support response. During the game, characters sometimes come out with movie quotes... Unless you're on iOS apparently.

Anyway, one of these supposed movie quotes was "Turbo rodding young punk..." This irritated me so much that I e-mailed DeNA and they responded within hours, saying they'd consider fixing it to the correct "Turbo revving young punk." Dunno if they did or didn't, but I haven't seen it appear since. More than that, I was impressed with their speedy reply - I was expecting my fanrage to be shoveled into their junk e-mail and disregarded. Good to know someone's at least pretending to listen lol

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