Last year, High Moon Studios proved that they understand the Transformers license. After years of bad games and Michael Bay’s “vision” raping the childhood memories of longtime Transformers fans, Transformers: War for Cybertron brought players back to the story they wanted with the Transformers G1 universe.
Now, High Moon Studios will attempt the improbable, turning a good game for the PlayStation 3 and XBox 360 out of the Michael Bay Transformers movie Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Behaviour Studios will be tackling three distinctly different versions of the game as well for the Wii, Nintendo DS, and Nintendo 3DS.
“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.”
The last Transformers movie tie in to Revenge of the Fallen was developed by Luxoflux. Luxoflux was responsible for True Crime: Streets of LA and True Crime: New York City. Last week, Luxoflux was closed by Activision in a cost saving decision.
If there is a team that can bring some fun to the series, it could be High Moon Studios. In the brief trailer below, it shows the Transformers are ready to kick it in to the next gear with a much more combat ready version of Bumblebee. Whether this will be reflected in the film as well remains to be seen.
Make sure to check out the trailer and screens below and stick with us for more news on Transformers: Dark of the Moon: The Game as it develops.