Transformers: Devastation Website Launched and Gameplay Demo Video

Transformers: Devastation Website Launched and Gameplay Demo Video

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 7:03am CDT

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The website for the newly announced Transformers Devastation game has launched: www.transformersgame.com. It features images (several shown below) and the teaser trailer, along with some highlights of what to expect from the game.

OVER-THE-TOP STYLISH ACTION
PlatinumGames' signature fast-paced action allows instant robot to vehicle attacks, slam downs, counterattacks, and infinite combos for a unique and customizable combat system.


FIVE PLAYABLE AUTOBOTS
Wreak havoc on the DECEPTICON forces as OPTIMUS PRIME, BUMBLEBEE, SIDESWIPE, WHEELJACK and GRIMLOCK.

PLAY AGAIN AND AGAIN
5 difficulty levels with overhauls in enemy composition, combined with a deep customization system, means hours of intense gameplay.


THE STORY
Optimus Prime and the Autobots face off against classic Decepticons when Megatron discovers a way to harness the enormous power of Plasma Energy to Cyberform Earth. Fueled by the Plasma Energy, the Decepticons are stronger and more powerful than ever. Can the Autobots stop them?



Transformers News: Transformers: Devastation Website Launched

Transformers News: Transformers: Devastation Website Launched

Transformers News: Transformers: Devastation Website Launched

Transformers News: Transformers: Devastation Website Launched

Transformers News: Transformers: Devastation Website Launched

For those who want more meaty gameplay vieos, Seibertronian Cyberpath has told us that IGN has uploaded a ten minute gameplay demo which was shown at E3 2015.

Credit(s): www.transformersgame.com and IGN


This article was last modified on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 8:43am CDT

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Re: Transformers: Devastation Website Launched and Gameplay Demo Video (1699394)
Posted by shajaki on June 17th, 2015 @ 7:05am CDT
Junging from how wacky things are/were (Primes trailer disappearing/reappearing) Megatron could totally be playable. Him and Soundwave could be could be a combo: Megatron is the Robot mode, when he transforms Sound comes out of nowhere to weild him!
Re: Transformers: Devastation Website Launched and Gameplay Demo Video (1699397)
Posted by Henry921 on June 17th, 2015 @ 7:37am CDT
So, Hasbro, if you wanted to promote this game with some sort of toyline, maybe give us those Battlechargers and Air Warriors in the Generations line so we can army build? :D

This looks great. Really kinetic and fast-paced compared to the more 3rd person shooter-y High Moon games. I want it. Give me a demo, Activision.
Re: Transformers: Devastation Website Launched and Gameplay Demo Video (1699403)
Posted by MemphisR56 on June 17th, 2015 @ 8:11am CDT
shajaki wrote:Junging from how wacky things are/were (Primes trailer disappearing/reappearing) Megatron could totally be playable. Him and Soundwave could be could be a combo: Megatron is the Robot mode, when he transforms Sound comes out of nowhere to weild him!


Megatron was confirmed as a Tank in the game-informer exclusive hands-on article.
Re: Transformers: Devastation Website Launched and Gameplay Demo Video (1699404)
Posted by Ravage XK on June 17th, 2015 @ 8:11am CDT
Urghh, from what I have seen there this looks dreadful. Is that all there is to the game? Never been a fan of these hack n slash types of game.
Re: Transformers: Devastation Website Launched and Gameplay Demo Video (1699412)
Posted by william-james88 on June 17th, 2015 @ 8:34am CDT
Ravage XK wrote:Urghh, from what I have seen there this looks dreadful. Is that all there is to the game? Never been a fan of these hack n slash types of game.


Yes, its very arcadey like. All Platinum games are like this. But thats fine, we already had our more story based third person shooting game in FOC and WFC. And with a big studio like Platinum, this will introduce the G1 designs we love so much to a wholey new audience.
Re: Transformers: Devastation Website Launched and Gameplay Demo Video (1699414)
Posted by Ravage XK on June 17th, 2015 @ 8:36am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Ravage XK wrote:Urghh, from what I have seen there this looks dreadful. Is that all there is to the game? Never been a fan of these hack n slash types of game.


Yes, its very arcadey like. All Platinum games are like this. But thats fine, we already had our more story based third person shooting game in FOC and WFC. And with a big studio like Platinum, this will introduce the G1 designs we love so much to a wholey new audience.


I'll give it a go (it is Transformers based after all) but its not grabbed me. Demo would be nice.
Re: Transformers: Devastation Website Launched and Gameplay Demo Video (1699425)
Posted by Alpha Dominus on June 17th, 2015 @ 9:09am CDT
Wow! Where to begin?! Ok, so the cel-shaded, hand painted look made famous by Gearbox's Borderlands series fits this game like a silk glove. It looks like they took the best animators from "Call of The Primitives" and said, "Do your best guys." Speakin' of silk, the animation flows smoothly. That Bumblebee power-up! Also,this style of art allows for lo-poly models used in the game to be used for cinematics, which makes the transition from cut-scene to game play seamless. This makes for much better immersion. From the background to the particle effects, the cartoon art style complements the characters and the whole thing feels just like your fighting through the coolest G1 Sunbow episode.

Gameplay baby! The meat of the game,which is how it plays,should be the most important aspect of plunking down your hard earned cash. So far, these previews do a good job of introducing a few core mechanics while whetting our appetites for more. I notice that while your driving or shooting, the character does the tried and true over-the-shoulder camera angle and switches nicely to side view for melee combat. So far looks like there are some opportunities for some massive combo attacks. Lovin' the limited character roster. What I'm about to say is total conjecture at this point, but what the heck, this is fun. So we got Optimus- a leader, Bumblebee-scout, Sideswipe-warrior, Wheeljack(!)-engineer, and Grimlock-bruiser. I would think that with the different classes here, the circumstances of combat would dictate which characters are best suited for the level. Otherwise, what's the point? You would theoretically be able to run through the whole game with the same character. In the Transformers universe, where characters are a key component of the franchises success, that would be awful.I'm curious to find out the replay value of the game. Maybe play as the Decepticons after beating the game? Unlocking characters? Two-player arena deathmatch?

So this is getting long so I'll put a cork in it. Yeah, an obvious love letter to G1 and what a beautiful message it is. Cant' wait to get my ass kicked by Devastator!
Re: Transformers: Devastation Website Launched and Gameplay Demo Video (1699463)
Posted by MemphisR56 on June 17th, 2015 @ 10:36am CDT
I have a few misgivings with this, but only minors.


I hope it doesn't end up being too bland and samey in the enemy and arenas departments. From what we've seen, we only have 2 drone enemies, and one of them was shown in 2 flat palette swaps (orange and lilac battlechargers). It feels very much like 80's style arcade beat-em-up, so I guess that works, but recolouring enemies was something that was phased out a while back for a reason.

I'm also a little worried that combat will get too repetitive.

What I am excited about though, is customisation options. They said somewhere that each character can level and will have stats, the stats being in the same categories as the original tech-specs.

I'll be pretty cool to see how stats based on tech specs will influence gameplay, especially if their growth rates are based on their original G1 spec values.
Re: Transformers: Devastation Website Launched and Gameplay Demo Video (1699471)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 17th, 2015 @ 11:06am CDT
MemphisR56 wrote:...what was the thought process behind not having the :CON: playable?
shajaki wrote:Junging from how wacky things are/were (Primes trailer disappearing/reappearing) Megatron could totally be playable. Him and Soundwave could be could be a combo: Megatron is the Robot mode, when he transforms Sound comes out of nowhere to weild him!
The video states that the idea was to make the game from the heroes' point of view; that's why the Decepticons aren't playable.
Re: Transformers: Devastation Website Launched and Gameplay Demo Video (1699480)
Posted by william-james88 on June 17th, 2015 @ 11:23am CDT
MemphisR56 wrote:I hope it doesn't end up being too bland and samey in the enemy and arenas departments. From what we've seen, we only have 2 drone enemies, and one of them was shown in 2 flat palette swaps (orange and lilac battlechargers). It feels very much like 80's style arcade beat-em-up, so I guess that works, but recolouring enemies was something that was phased out a while back for a reason.

I'm also a little worried that combat will get too repetitive.


Well having played all their previous games, I can tell you that it's better we prepare for samey environments, combat and arenas. These guys care more about combat and love to give droves of clones for you to fight. Instead, you get enemy types and keep coming back and ask you to use different moves. What will vary will be the amount of different enemy types present in a fight. If it's all the same kind of enemy, you dont have to change your strategy at all (see my next point on combat) but if you have 3 different enemy types, you have to switch your moves from one to the next in quick succession.

The combat is as repetitive as you want it to be. For example, have you played Bayonetta? The move list is endless with a bunch of specials, but people usually rely on the moves they are comfortable with so it ends up being samey but because of the player, not the game itself. I foresee it being the same here. The combat will be as diverse as you want it to be.
Re: Transformers: Devastation Website Launched and Gameplay Demo Video (1699543)
Posted by Deadput on June 17th, 2015 @ 3:06pm CDT
Besides those Battlechargers and the bosses (Meggatron, Soundwave and Constructicons so far) theres also purple Ramjet repaints which I assume represent Air Warriors but in Conehead flavor (Purple generic Seekers from the G1 cartoon)


Theres also Insecticons but I'm not sure if their mass produced drones or the actual Insecticons themselves.



I guess this game will be ok but the lack of playable characters as well as no playable Decepticons hurt me I'm not asking for say 20 or something insane like the High moon games but remember the ROTF game on consoles?


That had a great character mechanic where all of them were pretty unique asides from having faction counterparts and it had about 8 or 10 playable characters for each side and some of them had multiple cosmetic skins such as G1 versions.


Hell G1 Sunstorm was playable despite having no movie counterpart.
Re: Transformers: Devastation Website Launched and Gameplay Demo Video (1699552)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on June 17th, 2015 @ 3:42pm CDT
Yeah that video just made me lose some interest, its nothing but a hoard mode fighting game. If its a $15 download game i may check it out but if their asking for a full $60 im going to say no way. none of their games have been worth the full price. Plus its probably just going to be a repetitive 5 hour long ordeal anyway, they focus to much on combat & not enough on story or environments. Very disappointing
Re: Transformers: Devastation Website Launched and Gameplay Demo Video (1699638)
Posted by Ultra Markus on June 17th, 2015 @ 10:01pm CDT
YES!!!!!!
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Re: Transformers: Devastation Website Launched and Gameplay Demo Video (1699948)
Posted by william-james88 on June 18th, 2015 @ 3:08pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:Yeah that video just made me lose some interest, its nothing but a hoard mode fighting game. If its a $15 download game i may check it out but if their asking for a full $60 im going to say no way. none of their games have been worth the full price. Plus its probably just going to be a repetitive 5 hour long ordeal anyway, they focus to much on combat & not enough on story or environments. Very disappointing


The price was announced with the news of its availability at Best Buy: it's a full price release
Re: Transformers: Devastation Website Launched and Gameplay Demo Video (1699960)
Posted by william-james88 on June 18th, 2015 @ 3:41pm CDT
Fellow Seibertronian, Shub, has sent us a link to a pretty cool video where Sony interviews the Developer (PlatinumGames) and the Publisher (Activision) of the upcoming Transformers Devastation game which is scheduled to release on October 6 2015.

They address some of the concerns expressed by the community since the game's announcement. They also explain the game mechanics including how to pull off certain moves and expand on the difficulty settings.

Let us know if this changes your mind on the game or gets you even more hyped!

Re: Transformers: Devastation Website Launched and Gameplay Demo Video (1699993)
Posted by SlyTF1 on June 18th, 2015 @ 4:31pm CDT
The actual game better be 60 fps like that video.
Re: Transformers: Devastation Website Launched and Gameplay Demo Video (1700020)
Posted by Deadput on June 18th, 2015 @ 5:08pm CDT
This is just a severely downgraded version of the ROTF game (Xbox and Ps3 versions)




With just a slightly different combat system that's more focused on melee weapons.




I just honestly don't see this game selling well based on what we have now but I'll give it a chance if more information makes the game seem decent.
Re: Transformers: Devastation Website Launched and Gameplay Demo Video (1700034)
Posted by Shadowman on June 18th, 2015 @ 6:11pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:Yeah that video just made me lose some interest, its nothing but a hoard mode fighting game. If its a $15 download game i may check it out but if their asking for a full $60 im going to say no way. none of their games have been worth the full price. Plus its probably just going to be a repetitive 5 hour long ordeal anyway, they focus to much on combat & not enough on story or environments. Very disappointing


The price was announced with the news of its availability at Best Buy: it's a full price release


...yeah, I'll wait for a price drop.
Re: Transformers: Devastation Website Launched and Gameplay Demo Video (1700053)
Posted by SlyTF1 on June 18th, 2015 @ 7:16pm CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:This is just a severely downgraded version of the ROTF game (Xbox and Ps3 versions)




With just a slightly different combat system that's more focused on melee weapons.




I just honestly don't see this game selling well based on what we have now but I'll give it a chance if more information makes the game seem decent.


How the hell is it a downgrade? It's an upgraded version, if anything.
Re: Transformers: Devastation Website Launched and Gameplay Demo Video (1700075)
Posted by Demonology7789 on June 18th, 2015 @ 7:57pm CDT
whats with all the hate this game looks fun as hell!!!!

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