There’s a Transformers strategy game in development…

2 min read
0

Earth-Wars-Transformers

…For mobile devices of course. How do you people keep falling for this trap of mine? NEVER TRUST A SENTENCE THAT ENDS IN A TRIO OF PERIODS! Right anyway, on with the show. When it comes to action games, Transformers: Devastation is one of the very best slices of robotic homicidal war carnage that you can ask for. After all, a franchise built on gigantic robots who can instantly convert into inconspicuous sports cars and attack choppers is just begging for a few video game adaptations.

Transformers-Earth-Wars-(3)

And we’ve actually had a handful of ‘em. In addition to Devastation, High Moon’s Cybertron series has also been an underrated pair of classics in the series, featuring those infamous robots in disguise. Action games are the perfect fit for the Transformers. But what about a strategy title? That’s the idea behind Transformers: Earth Wars, which pits the Autobots against the Decepticon faction as you build an army that is focused on securing Energon stockpiles.

Transformers-Earth-Wars-(2)

“The Transformers franchise is like no other,” Backflip Studios CEO Julian Farrior said in a press release.

The story that has carried on through generations has drawn millions of fans who can’t wait for what’s next Working in conjunction with Hasbro, we’re bringing the Transformers franchise to life in one of the most popular game genres.

It looks alright then, for a mobile game. The real highlight for me of course, is that the game will include the voices of Peter Cullen and Frank Welker, the original Optimus Prime and Megatron, with a script inspired by the Prime Wars trilogy. It’s also my dream to one day have surgery that makes me sound like Optimus Prime, instead of my usual vocals that are more reminiscent of a beeping Minicon.

Read  Tencent is bringing PUBG to mobile in China

Expect the usual in-app purchases when the Autobots roll out in the US spring on mobile devices.

Last Updated: February 11, 2016

Darryn Bonthuys

Something wrong gentlemen? You come here prepared to read the words of a madman, and instead found a lunatic obsessed with comics, Batman and Raul Julia’s M Bison performance in the 1994 Street Fighter movie? Fine! Keep your bio! In fact, now might be a good time to pray to it!

  • VampyreSquirrel

    NOPE!

  • NOPE!

    • Original Heretic

      Is there an echo in here.?

      • Hammersteyn

        NOPE!

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Echo?

        • Pariah

          Golf Golf

        • Oh,I thought you meant the other depressive anime character…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Sigh. SIGHSIGHSIGHSIGHSIGHSIGHSIGHSIGHSIGHSIGHSIGHSIGHSIGHSIGHSIGH

          • hehehehehehe

  • Hammersteyn

    Question – Who else feels like raging and I mean vein popping,eye bulging,fire spitting level of rage when they see news about a popular franchise heading to mobile devices? Can’t be just me. Please excuse me while I go sign another warning

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Not me. I generally just tilt my head a bit, wrinkle my nose & go “heh”.

      • Hammersteyn

        You must be a Zen master

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          Years of dealing with customer complaints and Rince.

          • Pariah

            I imagine the ratios there are tilted quite heavily to one side.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            It’s just science.

          • Pariah

            ZM = cc(R3)?

            Edit: how do you use superscript in this damned thing?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            ………maybe?

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            With great ease difficulty…

          • Pariah

            See that’s what confuses me. Most other standard markup works, but superscript doesn’t. MEH

          • Yay!

    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      I’m glad I’m not the only one… There are many things I’d rather support, mobile gaming is definitely not an interest, especially if it follows the same old recipe of MTs…

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Oh look The D caught us again! Hey D, remember that time you reviewed Transformers: Age of Extinction? Good times!

  • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    NOPE!

  • Curse this trap! Oh, no, I give not a fuck for Transformers.

    • Captain JJ ‘saurus

      We keep getting Transformers and those horrific Spider-Man movie-tie-in games. I want Dino Riders or Thudercats.

      • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

        I WILL VOTE FOR THIS!!!

        • miaau

          old or new thundercats? I tried to watch old thundercats. Um. No. Old He-man cartoons were sort of ok, but Thundercats? wow. Used to love them, when I was a younger kid, but I think they aged poorly.

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            It’s such a shame, but everything ages poorly, not because they’re bad, but because the way we perceive an action packed story has changed so much…

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            Dino Riders also didn’t age all that well, but better than Thundercats.
            I would LOVE to see a decently scary Mumrah though.

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            I’ve only watched the old ones.
            But the new ones looked pretty decent.
            I watch more animated series than live-action…so I should actually check it out.

  • Hammersteyn

    Maybe if the MT went to a foundation that plans to stop Michael Bay from making Transformer movies

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      He is! After the next one. Maybe. He said that last time too.

  • miaau

    NO. Could be fun, but if mobile, not for me. I would like more out of a game, thanks

    Edit* sort of like a mechwarrior game, customise bots and so forth, different abilities and stuff. Hmm.

  • Captain JJ ‘saurus

    Mobile?
    What are we, casuals?

    • miaau

      is casual such a dirty word? Perhaps this game is not the game for us, but it seems, judging by games like Star Wars Commander and the like, that there is a HUGE market for this type of mobile game.

      Not for me, tried a few, got bored.

      • Captain JJ ‘saurus

        It’s a dirty word on a gaming site 😀
        I don’t bother with mobile games myself, but I do know the market is huge.

  • Captain JJ ‘saurus

    It won’t be a strategy in the real sense of the genre. It’ll be an action strategy. Probably not with much soul

    • miaau

      Probably not with much soul – = mobile game

      • Captain JJ ‘saurus

        True.

        • miaau

          Your wife totally OK OR will be totally OK in a reasonable amount of time?

          No details, hey, just concerned and was thinking of it.

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            She’s reasonably okay. She’s booked off work for two months. Not allowed to drive for six weeks. So I think it’ll just take time for her body to repair itself and get back to normal.

          • miaau

            Good luck. Will be thinking of you, Captain I have never met. I did that last year, my wife got extremely ill, was in quarantine in hospital for a short while, then at home, no visitors for a month, no going out either, for her. It was tough, but it was dooable.

            I made lunches some nights, just put in Microwave and warm up, that sort of thing, while I was at work. Also, Woolworths food. Yeah. Pricey, but yeah.

            Good luck.

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            Thanks man.
            Vote of confidence 🙂
            I’ve also started cooking bulk and making little meals for the week. Works well enough.

  • Lardus-For the Chimichangas!

    “For mobile devices of course” – STOP.DOING.THAT! Had me excited for a moment!

  • chimera_85

    Use mobile devices in the headline cos then I wouldn’t have clicked on the link hahaha

Check Also

Tencent is bringing PUBG to mobile in China

Now that Tencent have secured the rights to PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS in China, it’s t…