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War for Cybertron: New (old) concept art!

Transformers News: War for Cybertron: New (old) concept art!

Monday, March 28th, 2011 1:50PM CDT

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Well, remember Transformers War For Cybertron? Cool game wasn't it? Also the character designs where pretty good AWESOME! Even if you didn't play any version of the game, or played and didn't like it, you had to admit that the character designs where pretty cool. They where like a hybrid between the Classic and the Movie aesthetics, with just a bit of Animated to top it off.

And thanks to the concept artist David White we get a new helping of designs for War for Cybertron - the Nintendo DS version that is.
The designs are of Cyclonus, Grimlock, Swoop and Bluestreak. This gives us a great opportunity of seeing good, clear artwork of the designs.

While we have mirrored the artwork, you can click here to see the original postings on David White's DeviantArt account.
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Credit(s): Mach, David White

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Re: War for Cybertron: New (old) concept art! (1201309)
Posted by Lord Onixprime on March 28th, 2011 @ 1:52pm CDT
They all look amazing. These best get reconsidered for WFC2. I wants me some Dynobots!
Re: War for Cybertron: New (old) concept art! (1201314)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on March 28th, 2011 @ 1:57pm CDT
Very cool concept art--some nifty ideas going on.

That said, the original poster needs to install a spell check program ASAP. Just saying...
Re: War for Cybertron: New (old) concept art! (1201323)
Posted by Anonymous on March 28th, 2011 @ 2:11pm CDT
.OHH.EMM.GEE.

:BOOM:
Re: War for Cybertron: New (old) concept art! (1201329)
Posted by Dead Metal on March 28th, 2011 @ 2:19pm CDT
Black Bumblebee wrote:Very cool concept art--some nifty ideas going on.

That said, the original poster needs to install a spell check program ASAP. Just saying...

I found one spelling error, and that was due to it just being the wrong word, I do have a spell checker installed, however, it only shows spelling and not Grammar, which was the bulk of the mistakes.

So yea, would be cool if someone could point them out.
Re: War for Cybertron: New (old) concept art! (1201334)
Posted by mattyc1007 on March 28th, 2011 @ 2:34pm CDT
Dead Metal wrote:
Black Bumblebee wrote:Very cool concept art--some nifty ideas going on.

That said, the original poster needs to install a spell check program ASAP. Just saying...

I found one spelling error, and that was due to it just being the wrong word, I do have a spell checker installed, however, it only shows spelling and not Grammar, which was the bulk of the mistakes.

So yea, would be cool if someone could point them out.


With respect, hes not a transformer ;) , he's human (Sorry DM to break it to you)

On the topic though :x
Re: War for Cybertron: New (old) concept art! (1201335)
Posted by Dead Metal on March 28th, 2011 @ 2:37pm CDT
mattyc1007 wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:
Black Bumblebee wrote:Very cool concept art--some nifty ideas going on.

That said, the original poster needs to install a spell check program ASAP. Just saying...

I found one spelling error, and that was due to it just being the wrong word, I do have a spell checker installed, however, it only shows spelling and not Grammar, which was the bulk of the mistakes.

So yea, would be cool if someone could point them out.


With respect, hes not a transformer ;) , he's human (Sorry DM to break it to you)

On the topic though :x

Gaaaaaaahhhhhh
My life all one big Lie! :BOOM:
Re: War for Cybertron: New (old) concept art! (1201339)
Posted by germismith on March 28th, 2011 @ 2:47pm CDT
These are great. I may or may not still be playing this game after all this time. I wish High Moon would include these and the DS characters in a DLC for the other consoles, but - eh - it'll never happen.
=P~
Re: War for Cybertron: New (old) concept art! (1201349)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on March 28th, 2011 @ 2:58pm CDT
Sorry, hate to be a nitpicker--I'm an English teacher by trade. Looks like you fixed the obvious one (coll for cool) and the sentence capitalization.

Still have two instances of where for were though, which you're correct, spell check wouldn't have picked up on.

But no worries; I was just raggin' on ya :grin:
Re: War for Cybertron: New (old) concept art! (1201352)
Posted by GetRightRobot on March 28th, 2011 @ 3:01pm CDT
Man I love these designs! I would like to see ALL g1 characters revisited with this aesthetic!! Awesome awesome awesome!
Re: War for Cybertron: New (old) concept art! (1201355)
Posted by kirbenvost on March 28th, 2011 @ 3:08pm CDT
Love those Dinobots! I hope we get to see them in a future installment.
Re: War for Cybertron: New (old) concept art! (1201358)
Posted by slugfest200x on March 28th, 2011 @ 3:12pm CDT
i really hope there are some more war for cybertron figures made. i'd take a swoop and a motormaster please.
Re: War for Cybertron: New (old) concept art! (1201362)
Posted by BATTOUSAIXD on March 28th, 2011 @ 3:18pm CDT
Grimlock and Cyclonus look amazing!
Re: War for Cybertron: New (old) concept art! (1201386)
Posted by GetRightRobot on March 28th, 2011 @ 3:54pm CDT
BATTOUSAI XD wrote:Grimlock and Cyclonus look amazing!

Agreed! That Cyclonus is SO my favorite! I know we got a couple Cycloni of late, but this would look delightful with the other WFC deluxes!
Re: War for Cybertron: New (old) concept art! (1201430)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on March 28th, 2011 @ 4:33pm CDT
Still say the WFC transformers are the best looking bots ever. I loved the console game but the ds versions were disappointing, the graphics were horrible even for a ds game and the difficulty just got way to hard as the game progressed. Would've loved to see Cyclonus, HotRod, and a few other characters that were in the ds game to be brought to the console version, but that games so dead im surprised that the servers are still up.
Re: War for Cybertron: New (old) concept art! (1201435)
Posted by Twitchythe3rd on March 28th, 2011 @ 4:41pm CDT
Put all of these into WFC2, especially Grimlock.
Re: War for Cybertron: New (old) concept art! (1201452)
Posted by vegetacron on March 28th, 2011 @ 5:16pm CDT
My only qualm is that Bluestreak is colored to look like Red Alert. Also, if they would have ripped the "War Within" Grimlock, instead of creating a new one, im sure no one would have complained. lol
Re: War for Cybertron: New (old) concept art! (1201469)
Posted by griftimus prime on March 28th, 2011 @ 5:33pm CDT
toys please.
Re: War for Cybertron: New (old) concept art! (1201491)
Posted by Captziltoid on March 28th, 2011 @ 6:14pm CDT
yea i remember reading on the back of the package that ol grimmy was in it but i had no idea how awesome he looked. bluestreak and cyclonus are pretty awesome too. i hope they all get figures. haha
Re: War for Cybertron: New (old) concept art! (1201499)
Posted by Jetstorm92210 on March 28th, 2011 @ 6:25pm CDT
Now that's what I would call "good" art, the character designs are superb, both in robot and alt-modes. Too bad Bluestreak didn't make the cut into the final game, better luck next time.

Megatron Wolf, I've played a lot of Nintendo DS games and I would say the graphics were fairly good, the difficulty felt a little harsh at times, but it wasn't nothing I couldn't beat, I actually liked the difficulty because a lot of DS games are waaay too easy. Both versions had me and my brother engaged for at least 3 weeks, most games get old after the first week.

That said, it definitively had some flaws, like the dark energon pools that have various effects (either they damage you, kill you or return you to the start of the section), the laser power being useless against the majority of the enemies, bosses that tend to get really nasty when you're under-leveled (this being a portable game, I just save or close the system and take a break until I feel strong enough to beat them) and cheaply done "cut scenes" (calling them that would be an stretch) that lack dialogue when you pass the mission, except during the so-called "ending".

There two major letdowns, however, the inability to fight against Megatron (or Optimus if you picked the Con version) in Story mode and the lack of a free-mode like the one featured in Transformers 2007 that ROFT also lacked.

And because the music isn't that bad, the characters were done well, the voice acting was good and the graphics were fine, plus I only encountered one glitch and it was a rare one that I'll never find again (unlike TF 2007 that was INFESTED), I give this game an 8.5.
Re: War for Cybertron: New (old) concept art! (1201561)
Posted by DTR69 on March 28th, 2011 @ 8:18pm CDT
I'm surprised these never saw the light of day, alot more interesting than some others included. MAybe they have been made for DLC but have been abandoned.

STrange that they even bothered with Cyclonus, he looks great an all, but in the TF timeline he didn't even exist until last year, there was never a Cyclonus back on CYbertron, so if they did include him no matter how kool he looks, the fact they have put so much effort into the story would ruin it for me, I hate to see so much thought put into something be blemished by a school boy error. I'm surprised I'm the only one who's mentioned it, I'm usualy really bad at story technicalities, I guess everyone has overlooked it due to looks.
Re: War for Cybertron: New (old) concept art! (1201575)
Posted by T-Macksimus on March 28th, 2011 @ 8:54pm CDT
DTR69 wrote:I'm surprised these never saw the light of day, alot more interesting than some others included. MAybe they have been made for DLC but have been abandoned.

STrange that they even bothered with Cyclonus, he looks great an all, but in the TF timeline he didn't even exist until last year, there was never a Cyclonus back on CYbertron, so if they did include him no matter how kool he looks, the fact they have put so much effort into the story would ruin it for me, I hate to see so much thought put into something be blemished by a school boy error. I'm surprised I'm the only one who's mentioned it, I'm usualy really bad at story technicalities, I guess everyone has overlooked it due to looks.


I think that looks are part of it but also the fact that we are so far along in the TF mythos and there have been so many reboots of the TF line that the "gray" areas are becoming larger between all the different stories. The younger fans coming into the Transformer universe are hard pressed to keep everything straight if they try to follow it back further than 10 years. Some of us old schoolers have a hard enough time just keeping 25+ years of the US and UK stuff straight without even trying to throw the Japanese lines into the mix.

But enough about that...I just have to say that I think I actually like the WFC versions of Swoop and Grimlock better than the War Within renderings of them. They are very similar but the WFC versions are just a bit more streamlined and detailed out and Cyclonus as well looks a lot better detailed and has just enough more bulk to make him look brutal but not so much bulk to make him appear as if it would slow him down any.
These are all excellent picks and I'd snatch up the whole bunch if they were to make figures for these.
Re: War for Cybertron: New (old) concept art! (1201585)
Posted by OptiMagnus on March 28th, 2011 @ 9:15pm CDT
Those are pretty sweet, I must say.
Re: War for Cybertron: New (old) concept art! (1201680)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on March 28th, 2011 @ 11:17pm CDT
Swoop's my favorite one. I really like how they used his trademark crest as a functional tail-fin in alt mode, instead of trying to hide it or something.
Re: War for Cybertron: New (old) concept art! (1201707)
Posted by Supreme Convoy on March 28th, 2011 @ 11:51pm CDT
This is the first time I've seen DS exclusive characters. For some reason, there isn't a lot of artwork for that on the internet.

They look great!
Re: War for Cybertron: New (old) concept art! (1201749)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on March 29th, 2011 @ 3:30am CDT
Dead Metal wrote:Even if you didn't play any version of the game, or played and didn't like it, you had to admit that the character designs where pretty cool.


Uh, no I don't. The character designs were one of the things I hated most about that tedious, barely playable crap. These look better as drawings than the mostly awful clunky 3D models in the game but I can't help thinking of raspberry ripple ice cream when looking at those reddish energy line things.
Re: War for Cybertron: New (old) concept art! (1201865)
Posted by FanimusMaximus on March 29th, 2011 @ 8:53am CDT
Why High Moon? Why couldn't you at least put these guys in the Xbox 360 game as at least a DLC PACK?

:sad:
Re: War for Cybertron: New (old) concept art! (1201877)
Posted by Blackstreak on March 29th, 2011 @ 9:07am CDT
Woot! Go Bluestreak!!
Cyclonus looks none too different from G1. Not surprising since he doesn't need a complete revamp (like Scourge, Shockwave or other bots who were using Cybertronian modes anyways).

I'm still royally pissed they never made DLCs for the computer version.
Re: War for Cybertron: New (old) concept art! (1201941)
Posted by geterman on March 29th, 2011 @ 10:25am CDT
Amazing art, I still do not like the neon red and purple on the bot though. I wish we could've got these characters as DLC on the PS3 instead of the DLC characters that were already on the disk.
Re: War for Cybertron: New (old) concept art! (1202089)
Posted by Windsweeper on March 29th, 2011 @ 2:58pm CDT
Well at least two continuities have Cyclonus in Cybertron's distant past. IDW had him as a crewmember on Nova Prime's first Ark.

Marvel UK had him and Scourge created in 2006 but transported back in time to Cybertron's distant past where they came under the command of Scorponok and went on to become Targetmasters when he led them to Nebulos.

It's a pity you can't get these as downloadable content for the XBox. Though my biggest problem with the downloadable characters is that you can't use them when you replay the game itself.

Be nice to see Bluestreak in Prowl or Smokescreen's colours though they share their design with Streetwise/star and Rapido these days.
Re: War for Cybertron: New (old) concept art! (1202248)
Posted by Pr1meSuspect on March 29th, 2011 @ 7:23pm CDT
They do look really good, but Grimlock's the definite winner. His proportions just look the best to me and he fits WFC best I think. I would say Cyclonus but his two modes look a tad bit bulky then I prefer. And let me stress that, just a little, teeny bit bulkier than normal.
Re: War for Cybertron: New (old) concept art! (1202424)
Posted by MarvelKnight on March 30th, 2011 @ 1:15am CDT
I'm kinda sad That I've seen these. I wish they were in the game so bad, I feel like I missed out on so much.
Re: War for Cybertron: New (old) concept art! (1202757)
Posted by SlyTF1 on March 30th, 2011 @ 8:20pm CDT
MarvelKnight wrote:I'm kinda sad That I've seen these. I wish they were in the game so bad, I feel like I missed out on so much.


This is exactly how I feel. I feel the same way with Animated every time I hear "what would have been" in Season 4. :BANG_HEAD:

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