Transformers Prime announced as Nintendo exclusive

Activision and Hasbro are linking forces to translate the Transformers Prime cartoon into a new “action brawler” for Wii and 3DS.

Based on the Daytime Emmy Award-winning CGI show, Transformers Prime will cast players as members of Team Prime and task them with saving the world from Megatron and his yet-to-be-revealed “secret weapon”. Playable characters will include Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Arcee, Ratchet, and Bulkhead. Humans Jack, Miko, and Raf will also make an appearance.

“We are collaborating closely with the series creators to capture all the adventure, humor and friendships from the show to create an authentic action experience for Transformers fans of all ages to enjoy.,” David Oxford, Activision Publishing's executive vp. 

What? No hamfisted “More than meets the eye” references? Sometimes it feels like they just aren't trying anymore.

Transformers Prime is being developed by Japanese developer NowPro (Little League World Series Baseball), and will be out later this year as a Nintendo exclusive. A DS version is also in the works from Altron Corporation (Drawn to Life: SpongeBob SquarePants Edition). Stay up to date with newest Transformers project on the official website.


  • Baron164 - March 16, 2012 9:38 a.m.

    I think they mean Nintendo exclusive until it sells like crap and they release a crappy 360/PS3 port which will also sell like crap. At least that seems to be the track record with third Party Nintendo "exclusive" games.
  • shawksta - March 17, 2012 2:47 p.m.

    I know right? I heavily agree, there are literally just a select picks of third Party Wii Exclusives that are actually worth it, and of course, their from GOOD companies, like Zack and wiki/Tatsunoko vs capcom from capcom and the Trauma Center games from Atlus.
  • Poggs - March 16, 2012 4:49 a.m.

    I wish Transformers would go away for a bit. The nostalgia is not there anymore.
  • griffinkat - March 15, 2012 3:10 p.m.

    Isn't it a bit of a bad idea to put out 2 transformers games in competion with each other? You got fall of cybertron and now Prime? and one's 360/ps3 others wii and ds? kinds shooting yourself in the foot there. yes I know different game companies but it's hasbro making money off them all.
  • WTeen8 - March 15, 2012 1:34 p.m.

    here's one for the "who gives a f@#$" pile.
  • FOZ - March 15, 2012 12:01 p.m.

    I thought it said Wii U. Never mind.
  • Predinator2 - March 15, 2012 11:53 a.m.

    Oh great more licsensed shovelware for the greatest shovelware system of all time. (besides pc in the early 2000's)
  • shawksta - March 15, 2012 11:49 a.m.

    Despite it being interesting being the cartoon ,Im gonna avoid this unless its like that one tranformers game on DS thats open world, I MIGHT consider it for 3DS. Wii? NO, Besides im busy getting %200 on Kirbys return to dreamland and Rhythm heaven Fever.
  • onetimebuster - March 15, 2012 10:43 a.m.

    Im pretty sure this will suck.

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