Activision has taken the wraps off of what it says will be “the ultimate Transformers game [for] kids of all ages,” as the uber-publisher announced 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.
The game is currently announced as a Nintendo Wii, 3DS and DS exclusive, but with a target release date of “later this year,” it’s highly likely that there will be a Wii U launch version as well. Activision has never been one to shy away from porting its games to every platform imaginable.
“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.”
Transformers Prime 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.