Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Video Game Sets The Stage In The Ultimate Battle For Earth

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Video Game Sets The Stage In The Ultimate Battle For Earth

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 11:29am CST

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TRANSFORMERSTM: DARK OF THE MOONTM VIDEO GAME SETS THE STAGE IN THE ULTIMATE BATTLE FOR EARTH

New Game to Feature an Original Prologue Storyline to Upcoming Film and Debut In-Game 'Stealth Force' Conversion Mode

Santa Monica, CA - February 14, 2011 - The next colossal entry in the TRANSFORMERS saga on Earth is on the way as Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that Transformers: Dark of the Moon is in development by the critically acclaimed developers at High Moon Studios. Based on Hasbro's legendary TRANSFORMERS property and featuring a brand-new 'Stealth Force' conversion mode, the game thrusts players directly into an original prologue storyline to experience the ultimate battle between the AUTOBOTSTM and DECEPTICONSTM that leads into the summer's most anticipated blockbuster film and reveals another face of evil, SHOCKWAVE.

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"We couldn't be more excited to expand on the epic movie universe in the Transformers: Dark of the Moon game, and allow fans to experience the gripping events and backstories that occur right before the upcoming film," said Paul Wright, Head of Marketing for Licensed Properties, Activision Publishing. "The immensely talented group at High Moon Studios are huge fans of the property, and they are thrilled to unveil some new characters from the movie while introducing Stealth Force gameplay that lets players convert to a third form beyond robot and vehicle modes to defeat their enemies in more ways than ever before."

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"Activision continues to deliver outstanding video games based on Hasbro's iconic TRANSFORMERS brand," said Mark Blecher, SVP of Digital Media and Gaming, Hasbro. "We're thrilled to deliver the Transformers: Dark of the Moon prologue video game to TRANSFORMERS fans around the world in anticipation of the film."

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The Transformers: Dark of the Moon game allows players to fight through the epic battles on Earth that will shape the events of the upcoming film. Armed with a brand-new gameplay mechanic, fans will harness the power of Stealth Force to instantly convert to a third, hybrid state that combines the weapons and firepower of robot mode with the agility and maneuverability of vehicle mode. Set in unique environments around the world such as the Jungles of South America, Siberian military facilities, Detroit Cityscapes and more, the game lets players assume the roles of a diverse roster of everyone's favorite TRANSFORMERS from the movie through a heart-pounding campaign to save mankind. Additionally, fans can play the game with or against their friends through intense, online multiplayer game modes as their favorite iconic characters.

The Transformers: Dark of the Moon video game is currently in development by High Moon Studios for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Behaviour Interactive is developing distinct versions for the WiiTM system, Nintendo DSTM and Nintendo 3DSTM hand-held systems.



For more information and to receive exclusive updates about the Transformers: Dark of the Moon video game, visit http://www.transformersgame.com and http://www.facebook.com/transformersgame.

Paramount Pictures will release the Transformers: Dark of the Moon movie nationwide on July 1, 2011.

About Hasbro
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company's world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Hub, Hasbro's multi-platform joint venture with Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) launched on October 10, 2010. The online home of The Hub is http://www.hubworld.com. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.

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About Activision Publishing, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, http://www.activision.com.

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Re: Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Video Game Sets The Stage In The Ultimate Battle For Earth (1182570)
Posted by sparty2304 on February 15th, 2011 @ 11:37am CST
Seibertron wrote:The Transformers: Dark of the Moon video game is currently in development by High Moon Studios for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Behaviour Interactive is developing distinct versions for the WiiTM system, Nintendo DSTM and Nintendo 3DSTM hand-held systems.


I will read this as NO PC...and after the support War for Cybertron got(great game other then the bugs that were never fixed, and DLC that was never delivered, no custom key configurations, FPS cap, ect)this is the right thing to do. I would rather have no PC than a port like the last one...
Re: Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Video Game Sets The Stage In The Ultimate Battle For Earth (1182573)
Posted by NatsumeRyu on February 15th, 2011 @ 12:07pm CST
Looks like they'll keep the interchangable weapons system. See the guy in the back of the Megatron picture, with Ironhide's gun, and Ironhide with the same weapon on both arms - I assume he'll be like WfC Shockwave - you can't use any left-wielded / standard/ character guns. :/

Whether it's still class-based or not still remains to be seen....
Re: Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Video Game Sets The Stage In The Ultimate Battle For Earth (1182575)
Posted by mattyc1007 on February 15th, 2011 @ 12:13pm CST
sparty2304 wrote:
Seibertron wrote:The Transformers: Dark of the Moon video game is currently in development by High Moon Studios for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Behaviour Interactive is developing distinct versions for the WiiTM system, Nintendo DSTM and Nintendo 3DSTM hand-held systems.


I will read this as NO PC...and after the support War for Cybertron got(great game other then the bugs that were never fixed, and DLC that was never delivered, no custom key configurations, FPS cap, ect)this is the right thing to do. I would rather have no PC than a port like the last one...


That's great for you, even though I own a 360 I can't get into a decent game like I can with a PC. No matter how bad the port is give me a PC version!, I bought the first two... why not finish off the trilogy :sad:
Re: Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Video Game Sets The Stage In The Ultimate Battle For Earth (1182576)
Posted by Varia31 on February 15th, 2011 @ 12:16pm CST
NatsumeRyu wrote:Looks like they'll keep the interchangable weapons system. See the guy in the back of the Megatron picture, with Ironhide's gun, and Ironhide with the same weapon on both arms - I assume he'll be like WfC Shockwave - you can't use any left-wielded / standard/ character guns. :/

Whether it's still class-based or not still remains to be seen....

I don't think it will be Ryu, but we'll see. I read on IGN that it'll be utilizing the actual characters in online multiplayer like the RoTF game did instead of differently colored look-alikes and, possibly, classes.

EDIT: Then again, I wouldn't rule out the chances of say, the characters being determined as a class type based on their statistics. We'll see when more info is released I suppose...
Re: Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Video Game Sets The Stage In The Ultimate Battle For Earth (1182579)
Posted by OlivusPrime on February 15th, 2011 @ 12:50pm CST
I really couldn't care less about the campaign of the game (actually I'm lying there - throw in some good TFs and its great), but so long as this game has the same online multiplayer as ROTF, I can't wait. The online on that game was seriously BOSS (and I never say that word), it was so addictive and the fights were actually better than the ones on the ROTF movie. I didn't care much for the WFC multiplayer though - it felt too generic, you didn't feel like a huge robot properly duking it out with big names like Megatron.
Soundwave, Shockwave, and Roadbuster, and its a deal.
Re: Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Video Game Sets The Stage In The Ultimate Battle For Earth (1182581)
Posted by leokearon on February 15th, 2011 @ 1:01pm CST
Activision continues to deliver outstanding video games based on Hasbro's iconic TRANSFORMERS brand


Is it april fools day already
Re: Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Video Game Sets The Stage In The Ultimate Battle For Earth (1182586)
Posted by sparty2304 on February 15th, 2011 @ 1:16pm CST
mattyc1007 wrote:
That's great for you, even though I own a 360 I can't get into a decent game like I can with a PC. No matter how bad the port is give me a PC version!, I bought the first two... why not finish off the trilogy :sad:


I would agree if this was only single player (much like Batman:AA) but the multiplay support was beyond terrible.

Did you get War for Cybertron? High Moon did that and single player is beyond amazing! However without support to stop hackers the multiplayer was doomed and the amount of people online died(I left pretty quick myself)
Re: Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Video Game Sets The Stage In The Ultimate Battle For Earth (1182600)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on February 15th, 2011 @ 2:37pm CST
The graphics dont look as good as WFC but they still look pretty good, ill wait til i see live gameplay before i make a decision.
Re: Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Video Game Sets The Stage In The Ultimate Battle For Earth (1182622)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on February 15th, 2011 @ 3:42pm CST
uhm... megatron isn't a hooded tanker truck....
Thats a good thing to me... Although, TF games suck except for WFC, specially coz' of the fact that they have a very solid unchangeable release date to go with the movie. Don't expect too much (more looks and cool animations rather than deep gameplay).
:CON:
Re: Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Video Game Sets The Stage In The Ultimate Battle For Earth (1182630)
Posted by BATTOUSAIXD on February 15th, 2011 @ 4:14pm CST
I'm starting to get kind of excited about this game. Hopefully it will be worth the money. And Megatron seems like he fixed his face almost all the way, unlike the toys we've seen. He also seems more symmetrical in his arms and shoulders than he was in ROTF and has less rust. He's ike a mix of the first movie and ROTF, which is fine with me, but I still wanted to see the tanker truck mode though.
Re: Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Video Game Sets The Stage In The Ultimate Battle For Earth (1182631)
Posted by TulioDude on February 15th, 2011 @ 4:15pm CST
I hope the Wii get some love.
Re: Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Video Game Sets The Stage In The Ultimate Battle For Earth (1182775)
Posted by NatsumeRyu on February 15th, 2011 @ 10:14pm CST
Varia31 wrote:EDIT: Then again, I wouldn't rule out the chances of say, the characters being determined as a class type based on their statistics. We'll see when more info is released I suppose...


Agreed. I really do hope they don't tamper too much with RoTF. It was good and I loved the multiplayer. By the by, I need to try to get on there again soon. I've really been nostalgic for it the past week.

As I mentioned on the PS Forums, I don't want to feel like I'm playing WfC with movie characters...the games had totally different feels and I want to keep them seperate. Sure, WfC is good, but so is RoTF.
I'm sad Luxoflux couldn't do the next one. Are they really out of business?
I also had my concerns with how High Moon is doing, developing two games at once. Will that affect quality? I'd rather they just focus on WfC's sequel if they could....
Re: Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Video Game Sets The Stage In The Ultimate Battle For Earth (1182794)
Posted by JetOptimus23 on February 15th, 2011 @ 10:45pm CST
YES! Multiplayer!!! I'm happy now, just as long as they dont slag it up. :KREMZEEK:
Re: Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Video Game Sets The Stage In The Ultimate Battle For Earth (1182866)
Posted by NigelTheFist on February 16th, 2011 @ 4:16am CST
Looks cool, and fingers crossed this game is a real good one. I still would like to see some PC action. I think it is a real shame that previous PC TF games have been underdone and lacking the support needed. Cheaters and no patching really hurt ROTF. I guess there is just not as much money in PC games anymore. :sad:
Re: Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Video Game Sets The Stage In The Ultimate Battle For Earth (1182874)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on February 16th, 2011 @ 5:12am CST
NigelTheFist wrote:Looks cool, and fingers crossed this game is a real good one. I still would like to see some PC action. I think it is a real shame that previous PC TF games have been underdone and lacking the support needed. Cheaters and no patching really hurt ROTF. I guess there is just not as much money in PC games anymore. :sad:


Yea dude, its a freakin shame. They don't support due to lack of people buying the game, people torrenting it, and the ton of hackers ready to ruin the multiplayer experience, meaning they need a ton of mod attention to keep the multiplayer going.

I am sick of all the god damn cheaters on WFC (btw if you want to play me, I'm BLACKWAR on there, feel free to add), as well as pc games in general, they ruin games for the rest of us.... killing it off. Its almost safer to just get the game for console as its less prone to hackers, ALTHOUGH dear god is halo 3 online so full of douchebags cheaters... aimbotting, lag switching, etc.

Anyway, I wouldn't bother with PC games unless you know they're gonna get developer support for online.
:CON:
Re: Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Video Game Sets The Stage In The Ultimate Battle For Earth (1184748)
Posted by awesomo prime on February 20th, 2011 @ 4:46pm CST
does anyone else notice that megatrons hands and arms are differently shaped and slightly differently colored
Re: Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Video Game Sets The Stage In The Ultimate Battle For Earth (1184833)
Posted by NatsumeRyu on February 20th, 2011 @ 8:11pm CST
awesomo prime wrote:does anyone else notice that megatrons hands and arms are differently shaped and slightly differently colored

Yeah, his whole right arm appears to be new for him. Wonder what poor 'bot they supposedly salvaged it from?
Re: Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Video Game Sets The Stage In The Ultimate Battle For Earth (1188195)
Posted by onemeancyclops on February 27th, 2011 @ 8:08pm CST
I have to say, if this game is like a full on all out war with not just the playable character against enemies but numerous bots and cons dishing it out while you play then I will be constantly playing it, I'm still gonna get it if its not like that though.
Re: Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Video Game Sets The Stage In The Ultimate Battle For Earth (1188196)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on February 27th, 2011 @ 8:11pm CST
onemeancyclops wrote:I have to say, if this game is like a full on all out war with not just the playable character against enemies but numerous bots and cons dishing it out while you play then I will be constantly playing it, I'm still gonna get it if its not like that though.

Same, even if it sucks, i can't go without playing every Transformers game made, especially recently.
Anyone remember that old Macross game where it was a space side scroller, and you could change from bot>gerwalk>jet? I wish i could find it for me old nintendo. It was all in asian writing so I'm not sure of the name.
Re: Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Video Game Sets The Stage In The Ultimate Battle For Earth (1188201)
Posted by onemeancyclops on February 27th, 2011 @ 8:22pm CST
You mean the one where you would die if your shot once?

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