Transformers: Fall of Cybertron trailer reveals mid-2012 release date

Activision sets a date to conclude the War for Cybertron

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The new trailer for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron certainly isn't one of those irritating clips where you get half the story in 90 seconds. Like the game, this video jumps straight into the action at the conclusion of the predecessor - so if you can discern much from the clip other than “badass giant robots are giant and badass,” more power to you indeed. Well, there's also the strong implication that the game will have plenty of varied robot-annihilation and look just fine while doing it, which is always nice – and the clip's most useful fact, an August 28 release date for the game.

If this video's left you with a few blank spots re: Fall of Cybertron, we've 15 things you need to know about the title. When we saw the last Transformers: Fall of Cybertron trailer deconstructed by director Dave Tieger, he promised the game would take pains to have you caring deeply about giant brawling heaps of metal: does this clip bring a lump to your throat, or will you be requiring a little more persuading?

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