Activision Rolls Out Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark
Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark is a sequel/tie-in.
Activision officially announced the Autobots versus Decepticons actioner this morning, describing it 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.”
Developer High Moon, who managed to make the first good Transformers games with its Cybertron series, is not making Rise of the Dark Spark. The good news is that Activision stated that it will follow High Moon’s established formula. Expect fast-paced, run and gun robot/vehicle combat on big, open maps.
Multiplayer mode Escalation, the highlight of the Cybertron games, will also be included and expanded upon in Dark Spark, Activision stated, with upgradeable defense systems and a larger roster of playable characters. There will be an impressive 40 different Transformers to choose from, in fact, from across the lore.
Activision shared the reveal trailer with IGN. Check it out below:
Developer Edge of Reality (Loadout) is at the helm, and that should be seen as a positive. Edge of Reality mostly works on other studio’s franchises, but the recently launched Loadout is a fast, fun, highly customizable spin on Team Fortress 2. There are some serious matchmaking issues, but it’s free-to-play, so it’s definitely worth checking out.
No word yet on when Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark will launch, but it will be available on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and handhelds.