Less than meets the eye
Whether it's Batman, Gears of War or Zelda, it's always a gamble when a beloved series leaves the developer that created it in favour of a new one. In many of these cases it's because the publisher wants to churn out annual or semi-annual instalments in a profitable franchise, and one studio is not enough to carry this...
Transformers and Spider-Man incoming
Activision hasn't really supported the Nintendo eShop in quite the same way as some of Nintendo's other third-party partners, but it looks as if that's going to change fairly soon. North American eShop listings have been spotted for Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark and The Amazing Sp
Could be the closest we get to a Western release of Super Robot Wars
New details on Activision's latest Transformers title, Rise of the Dark Spark, have emerged in the most recent issue of Game Informer, including the first basic information on WayForward's 3DS version of the game. WayForward is best known among Nintendo fans for its Shantae and...
Serving as a follow-up to both the upcoming live-action film Transformers: Age of Extinction and Activision's Transformers: War for Cybertron and Transformers: Fall of Cybertron titles, Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark jumps worlds and factions as it weaves the tale of the hunt for an ancient relic as powerful as the Matrix of Leadership – the Dark Spark.
Players will be able to switch between the heroes of the noble Autobots and the nefarious Decepticons (over 40 playable characters in total) throughout the single-player campaign. Similar to High Moon Studios' Cybertron entries in the highly regarded series, gameplay features nimble, fast-paced running-and-gunning combat paired with traversal and vehicle action across open battlefields for dynamic large-scale conflicts.
Players will also see the return of the fan-favourite multiplayer mode Escalation, which delivers wave-based survival-style gameplay for up to four players online cooperatively. It features upgradeable defence systems, recognisable adversaries from the lore, and an expanded roster of playable characters from past and present.
Additionally, an exciting new levelling system transforms single-player and multiplayer into one unified, persistent character development path. Experience earned in any part of the game unlocks potent awards and tactical loadout choices – including new characters, stronger weapons, special abilities, and consumable bonuses – for use throughout the entire game.