Today Activision announced Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark, a new multi-platform Transformers game that will serve as a tie-in to the upcoming Michael Bay film Transformers: Age of Extinction, with a twist.
The new game will go beyond the story and even the universe of the film, featuring not only the characters from the movie, but also their counterparts from Transformer’s Cybertron universe (featured in earlier games Transformers: War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron) in a multiple-reality crossover storyline.
In the third-person action adventure game more than 40 playable characters from the two different universes can battle for control of the Dark Spark.
According to a press release the game will “jumps worlds and factions as it weaves the tale of the hunt for an ancient relic as powerful as the Matrix of Leadership – the Dark Spark. Players will be able to switch between the heroes of the noble Autobots and the nefarious Decepticons throughout the single-player campaign. Similar to High Moon Studios’ Cyberton entries in the highly regarded series, gameplay features nimble, fast-paced running-and-gunning combat paired with traversal and vehicle action across open battlefields for large-scale, dynamic conflicts.”
The game will also feature the multi-player survival mode escalation from the earlier Cybertron games, a new upgrade system, and a new leveling system that is unified across single-player and multiplayer and includes rewards such as new characters, stronger weapons, special abilities, and consumable bonuses for use anywhere in the game.
Activision also released an announcement trailer via IGN, which you can see above.
The game is set to launch on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and Windows PC. No release date was given for the upcoming game in the release, so we’ll keep you posted when one is announced.