Ever since Transformers: Fall of Cybertron was announced, there was one thing on the minds of Transformers fans: the Dinobots. With the reveal of Grimlock at New York Comic Con, speculation has run rampant about what this in canon story will reveal about the origins of the Dinobots. As we saw with Transformers: War for Cybertron, ideas only hinted at in the show were explained such as the fall and rise of Starscream. Now, the team at High Moon Studios gets to do the same for the Dinobots.
While in the original series, the Dinobots were said to be made on earth by Wheeljack and Ratchet, the Marvel comics series had the Dinobots being of Cybertronian origin. The Marvel series did leave this fairly ambiguous though and not many details were given about these origins. This seems like the space that High Moon will be responsible for filling in as Fall of Cybertron takes place long before the Autobots head to earth.
When playing as Grimlock, as seen in the trailer below, players get to experience a more hack and slash based gameplay as opposed to the more third person shooter with occasional melee combat seen in the characters of Transformers: War for Cybertron. Having both a sword and shield, Grimlock lends himself to a more in your face combat style which transitions into the much anticipated tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur form.
Whether Grimlock and the remaining Dinobots will be able to combine together to form the Beast is yet to be revealed but the appearance of the Combaticons in the Fall of Cybertron roster may indicate the “massive robot made up of other robot” battle may be coming.
Also interesting to note is the insect looking Decepticons that Grimlock is fighting the trailer and screens below. Could this mean the Insecticons could make an appearance as well? Check out the trailer and screens below and you decide. Stick to the Flickcast for further speculation and news about Transformers: Fall of Cybertron due out later this year.