Activision and Hasbro have announced a sort of companion game to the Transformers: Age of Extinction feature film. Set to release in June, Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark is a third-person action-adventure coming to PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. A Nintendo 3DS version is in the works as well.
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Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark goes beyond the movie by uniting the universe of director Michael Bay’s Transformers movies with the Cybertron universe. Players will choose from over 40 playable characters from the two different universes as they battle to secure the Dark Spark.
Serving as a follow-up to both the upcoming Transformers live-action film 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 throughout the single-player campaign. Similar to High Moon Studios’ Cybertron entries, gameplay features fast-paced running-and-gunning combat paired with traversal and vehicle action across open battlefields for large-scale, dynamic conflicts.
Players will also see the return of the fan-favorite multiplayer mode, Escalation, which delivers wave-based, survival-style gameplay for up to four players online cooperatively. It features new, upgradeable defense systems, recognizable adversaries from the lore, and an expanded roster of playable characters from past and present.
Additionally, a new leveling 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.