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

Henry Gilbert

Henry Gilbert is a former GamesRadar+ Editor, having spent seven years at the site helping to navigate our readers through the PS3 and Xbox 360 generation. Henry is now following another passion of his besides video games, working as the producer and podcast cohost of the popular Talking Simpsons and What a Cartoon podcasts.