I visited Activision's E3 space today and, in addition to seeing the latest Call of Duty game, I got to see some new footage for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron and chat with the Senior Director of High Moon Studios.

The regular cast of transformers returns along with a few new characters. Each transformer has their own set of abilities that can be activated at any time (with one exception), fluidly moving between forms. I watched one scene in particular in which players control Starscream, mowing down enemies with deadly gun fire before becoming a remarkably mobile jet, zooming across the map and back into combat with ease.

Optimus Prime returns again, once against voiced by the original optimis Peter Claver Cullen, but this time can direct Metroplex, an immense city-sized transformer. Grimlock also shows up with the ability to change into a walking "space t-rex". The popular dinobot first transforms in the upcoming game that, with Hasbro's support, is officially Transformers canon.

Most interestingly, however, is the addition of Jazz and Cliffjumper, voiced by Troy Baker and the ever-popular Nolan North respectively. Both Jazz and Cliffjumper have excellent banter. Baker and North are friends in real life and recorded their audio together in person. This simple touch adds volumes to the team's rapport. Cliffjumper's grappling hook also adds stunning maneuverability over the game's massive levels while also differentiating each of the game's characters. High Moon Studios promises to make Transformers: Fall of Cybertron the biggest and most impressive Transformers game yet.

For more information on Transformers and Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, be sure to visit the Transformers wiki.


Transformers Fall of Cybertron - Cinematic Trailer - E3 201201:56

Transformers Fall of Cybertron - Cinematic Trailer - E3 2012

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