Activision officially announce Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Activision have announced that they are to release Transformers: Dark of the Moon, currently in development at High Moon Studios for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Of more direct interest to Nintendo fans is the news that Behaviour Interactive are developing “distinct versions” for the Wii, Nintendo DS and the upcoming Nintendo 3DS.

Based upon Hasbro’s legendary Transformers property and featuring a brand-new ‘Stealth Force’ conversion mode, the game thrusts players directly into an original prologue storyline to experience the ultimate battle between the Autobots and Decepticons that leads into the summer’s most anticipated blockbuster film, whilst revealing another face of evil, Shockwave.

The Transformers: Dark of the Moon game will provide players with the opportunity to fight through the epic battles on Earth that will shape the events of the upcoming film. Armed with a brand-new gameplay mechanic, fans will harness the power of Stealth Force to instantly convert to a third, hybrid state that combines the weapons and firepower of robot mode with the agility and maneuverability of vehicle mode.

Set in unique environments around the world such as the Jungles of South America, Siberian military facilities, Detroit Cityscapes and more, the game lets players assume the roles of a diverse roster of everyone’s favorite Transformers from the movie through a heart-pounding campaign to save mankind. Additionally, fans can play the game with or against their friends through intense, online multiplayer game modes as their favorite iconic characters.

“We couldn’t be more excited to expand on the epic movie universe in the Transformers: Dark of the Moon game, and allow fans to experience the gripping events and backstories that occur right before the upcoming film,” said Paul Wright, Head of Marketing for Licensed Properties, Activision Publishing.

“The immensely talented group at High Moon Studios are huge fans of the property, and they are thrilled to unveil some new characters from the movie while introducing Stealth Force gameplay that lets players convert to a third form beyond robot and vehicle modes to defeat their enemies in more ways than ever before.”

“Activision continues to deliver outstanding video games based on Hasbro’s iconic Transformers brand,” said Mark Blecher, SVP of Digital Media and Gaming, Hasbro. “We’re thrilled to deliver the Transformers: Dark of the Moon prologue video game to Transformers fans around the world in anticipation of the film.”

Transformers: Dark of the Moon is due to release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, Nintendo DS, and Nintendo 3DS.

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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