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Transformers Prime Announced For Nintendo Consoles

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Time to transform and roll out

Activision has announced Transformers Prime, based on the TV show by Hasbro studios. It's described as an 'action brawler', so we can expect lots of button pressing, but other details outside of a 2012 release are in short supply. This title appears to be exclusive to Nintendo consoles, with versions planned for Wii, 3DS and DS.

The teaser trailer and press release are below, and for now we can speculate and dream that, finally, we could potentially have a Transformers game worthy of the name. Time will tell.

Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc., is bringing the ultimate TRANSFORMERS video game experience to kids of all ages with the TRANSFORMERS PRIME video game. Based on the hit animated television show produced by Hasbro Studios and currently airing on The Hub television network in the U.S., the game lets fans play as their favorite AUTOBOT characters and embark on an action-packed adventure to save the earth from the evil MEGATRON and his new secret weapon. Players step into the roles of OPTIMUS PRIME, BUMBLEBEE, ARCEE, AUTOBOT RATCHET, BULKHEAD and more as they explore unique vistas all around the world with brawler-style combat and diverse driving sequences. Along the way, gamers cultivate friendships with Jack, Miko and Raf - the human characters from the show - as Team Prime sets out to protect mankind and eliminate the DECEPTICONS once and for all.

"Hasbro Studios has done a phenomenal job with the TRANSFORMERS PRIME television show," said David Oxford, Executive Vice President at Activision Publishing. "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."

"Hasbro is thrilled to be working with Activision again on an exciting new TRANSFORMERS video game," said Mark Blecher, Senior Vice President of Digital Media and Marketing at Hasbro. "The TRANSFORMERS PRIME animated series has resonated strongly with kids and fans and we're looking forward to delivering this new way to experience the adventure."

TRANSFORMERS PRIME will hit stores later this year and is being developed exclusively for Nintendo's Wii™ system and the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system by Now Production (NowPro), and for the Nintendo DS™ hand-held system by Altron Corporation.

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User Comments (31)



Kyloctopus said:

Does it come with some weird toy you must use to play? (Similar to Activision's Guitar Hero, Skylanders, and Wappy Dog)



ThomasBW84 said:

@FonistofCruxis I based the comment on our reviews of the DS and Wii games, but I guess it's down to opinion.

I wasn't counting the Xbox/PS3 titles because we're talking about Nintendo



Freelance said:

Sounds fun although the trailer didn't show any bit of gameplay so I can't say right now. That Transformers: Autobots/Deceptions game for DS was very good so here's hoping this is another hit.



FonistofCruxis said:

@ThomasBW84 I was basing mine of those games too. To me, games that live up to the Transformers name = crappy games. (Sorry, definitely not a fan of that series)



Chris720 said:

Watched this earlier and it looks terrible... I'll let it try to prove itself, but for now... just no!



Dorkvader said:

As a fan of this show I'm SOOO looking forward to this game coming out. and the trailer looked very nice



Jonisme said:

I was all wth at first. When I saw 'Transformers Prime' I saw Transformer Prime. As in that sexy Tablet from Asus. (Which I happen to own ( the tablet that is not Asus))



Megumi said:

The games based on the movie sucked...and that War for Cybertron that I have for PC...didn't keep me very interested for long, so...yeah.



DanteSolablood said:

Worst advert ever, using those cheap flash animations instead of footage from the series makes me think the game isn't going to be up to much. A shame considering that the series itself is actually VERY good (especially compared to Cybertron & Energon).

I'll reserve final judgement until there is some actual ingame video, but considering the rich & complex background in the TF world there is no excuse for a bad game.



FluttershyGuy said:

Forget Transformers! As Hasbro properties go, I want to know where our My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic official game is! The millions (hesitation) and millions of Bronies and Pegasisters demand it!!! (runs away before chased by angry, torch-wielding villagers)



Noire said:

It MUST be nice to WRITE press releases. Where ELSE do you get to capitalize RANDOM words in the middle of SENTENCES for the sole purpose of making SURE people see those TRADEMARKS. I guess those little trademark symbols aren't good enough these days.



3dbrains said:

I love transformers with all my heart. But the games do tend to suck.
If they do a good job and the previews look cool, then I may buy it.



TwilightV said:

Seriously. Do I go into the MLP thread and spam Transformers? No. Can we stop that already please? : /

Anyways, I love the show, but i'll be cautious about this game, given the lackluster efforts of recent TF games. And i'm really hoping for War For/Fall Of Cybertron on Wii U!



FluttershyGuy said:

My apologies if it upset you, but it is related, and I'm not spamming. I only ever mention MLP outside our thread if it's relevant. MLP is a property of Hasbro that it frustrates me they're ignoring game-wise.

Often at other threads, if such and such game is announced, somebody will wonder why they haven't made such and such yet. For example, if a Mario Kart game is announced in a story like this, someone like me might gripe about why they keep bringing out new MK games, and yet there's been no F-Zero in years and years. Or why Mario gets all the attention, and not (fill in ignored franchise here).

This is not spamming, just run-of-the-mill griping at Hasbro, LOL.



Freelance said:

Wow, nobody has played/liked the DS games? I only have Deceptions and it is great. I hear it's better than the Autobots version as you get points just for blowing stuff up. Anyway, I definitely do not agree with the review they gave the game here. A 4 is way too low. I'd give it an 8 personally.



irken004 said:

The War for Cybertron DS games weren't bad in my opinion, but that was from a different studio. I'm waiting for Fall of Cybertron for my PS3 instead



TwilightV said:

@FluttershyGuy: Yeah, that gets annoying too, but it's nice to see some people can at least have a reasonable discussion about this instead of copypasting image memes or some stupid thing like that. Thank you.

Also, I was half awake when I posted. XD



C-195 said:

Don't care, Fall of Cybertron comes out soon and that looks far better than this.

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