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Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, sequel to War for Cybertron, announced for 2012

It may have just come out on DVD and Blu-ray, but put Transformers: Dark of the Moon out of your mind, as we just got a peek at next year’s promising new model. Even though we liked the live action film's tie-in game, we’re glad its developer High Moon Studios is back to what it does best: crafting new/old adventures for the Autobots and Decepticons. Today the dev and Activision announced that Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is coming to PS3 and 360 in 2012, and its the sequel to 2010’s shockingly good War for Cybertron...

Revealed via Game Informer's November cover, details are scarce for the new game, but we know it takes place on Cybertron as it tells of the final battle for the robots’ home planet before they must escape to our galaxy. The two GI covers for the issue reveal some very important tidbits about the title. As you can see above, it looks like the heart of the Autobots team Bumblebee has gone to meet that big energy Matrix in the sky. All Optimus Prime can do is look at the horror of war with emptiness… or maybe sadness. It’s hard to read the emotions on Prime’s face. But is this the image of what might be, or what will be?

The second cover image is the one that has us really excited, as it confirms that at least one of the Dinobots, their leader Grimlock, is in the game. The Dinobots were one of the few things missing from War for Cybertron’s nostalgic journey, so we’re very pleased to see that wrong righted now. The most important question now is whether Grimlock will talk like an unintelligent child (“Me Grimlock strongest of them all!”) or whether the game makers will go with something a little less silly. And will he be a force for good, or will he challenge Prime for leadership just as he did in classic season one episode War of the Dinobots?

If you missed out on the great tribute to Transformers history that was War for Cybertron, we have one video that will prove to all the Transformers fans out there that High Moon is the real deal, and that you should pick up War for Cybertron fast and get hyped for its sequel in 2012. We give you the closing credits to War for Cybertron with a song by friend to human and Autobot alike, Stan Bush.

Oct 6, 2011

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13 comments

  • max-hinton - November 30, 2011 1:41 p.m.

    I think it means the fall of cybertron like when megatron was starting to rebuild cybertron to be a decepticon planet, since the all spark was gone. Like they showed it in some of the last of the Beasties episodes, but of course originally they came to cybertron as robots not animals, because the whole beasties thing wasn't added to the universe untill later, before it was like the same story, minus the getting to earth thosands of years in the past, and minus becoming animals.
  • Crimmy - October 9, 2011 9 p.m.

    But what about the ending of WFC? SPOILERS: They are leaving Cybertron, so this blows continuity away. Unless this is set before the events of WFC, but Bumblebee should be alive(?).
  • gamingfreak - October 7, 2011 4:15 a.m.

    But Grimlock was created after the Autobots landed on Earth...
  • IceBlueKirby - October 6, 2011 11:13 p.m.

    War For Cybertron was a lot of fun, so I'm looking forward to this. I'm not big on the Transformers themselves so I don't know much about the Dinobots, but dinosaurs in video games typically have a pretty good track record of being awesome (ignoring everything before Dino Crisis, at least) so robotic dinosaurs should take the cake with ease.
  • acartillo - October 6, 2011 8:09 p.m.

    anyone notice grimlock's eyes are red? wonder if that means he's a decepticon at some point?
  • NightCrawler_358 - October 6, 2011 7:47 p.m.

    I really hope "You Got the Touch" will make it in somewhere! WFC was alot of fun, maybe could've used better objectives, melee animations, and more weapons. Hopefully this delivers as well!
  • griffinkat - October 6, 2011 6:18 p.m.

    why? Why is this happening now? How could we have all these Transformer games and NOT ONE WITH GRIMLOCK till now? Till I saw this it never hit me. This will be awsome just for the fact you can be a robotic T-Rex. Who cares if it makes no sense that there would be a robotic dinosuar on a planet that never had Dinosuars on it. Just hope they have them all. and The Insecticons for the other side now. Give us the Transformer love we want.
  • BazyLastard - October 6, 2011 5:56 p.m.

    "The most important question now is whether Grimlock will talk like an unintelligent child (“Me Grimlock strongest of them all!”) or whether the game makers will go with something a little less silly." You're absolutely right. If they screw it up and make him less silly, it won't be Grimlock. -Transformers fan since '84
  • codystovall - October 6, 2011 5:01 p.m.

    Ohmygooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood Ive been waiting and grimlock, so awesome. Hopefully early 12 but whatever. Dare....dare to believe.
  • codystovall - October 6, 2011 5:03 p.m.

    wait didnt they leave at end of the game...? Post apocalyptic cybertron anyone?
  • LBD_Nytetrayn - October 6, 2011 3:07 p.m.

    I'm pulling for the more intelligent, and all-around more awesome comic-styled Grimlock.
  • tomthespesh - October 6, 2011 3:05 p.m.

    Yesyesyesyesyes!!! And is it hoping for too much that Stan Bush will feature in the credits again?
  • ScrEAMaPiLLar - October 6, 2011 2:59 p.m.

    I think will take your voice and go get it.

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