Fans who weren’t happy with the “Transformers” movies by Michael Bay were quite pleased with the series going back to its cartoon roots with “Transformers: Devastation,” which recently got a gameplay video during the San Diego Comic-Con. The addition of other characters from the toys and the cartoon, combined with the game’s cel-shaded graphics, make this a title that every “Transformers” fan should be anticipating.
Developed by Platinum Games, it's clear this game was made as a tribute to the fan-favorite 1980s cartoon, especially since the character designs are based on the cartoon rather than the subsequent movies. Twinfinite has confirmed a number of the original voice actors from the show will be reprising their roles in the game, making “Transformers: Devastation” feel incredibly authentic.
The video also shows some gameplay elements that were not in the first trailer of the game, like the vehicle sections that requires players to shoot enemies while traversing levels and the ability to use the guns of each Autobot and Decepticon. Plenty of beat-'em-up action was also shown, with Optimus Prime, Megatron, Bumblebee and Starscream getting in on the action along with other characters that were able to show off their combos and transformations.
As far as the game’s story goes, it’s pretty much what every “Transformers” fan expects from the game. The Decepticons are planning to turn Earth into the new Cybertron, and it's up to the Autobots to save the day, Mashable reported. The appearance of “Transformers” villain Devastator is probably why the game is called “Transformers: Devastation.”
Graphically, the game reportedly looks gorgeous and makes the 1980s television series look inferior by comparison though that is pretty much expected. Fans are hoping the gameplay is just as good so this “Transformers” game is more than just meets the eye.
Scheduled for an Oct. 6 release, “Transformers: Devastation” will be available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game is still coming out for last-gen consoles, but there haven’t been any announcements on whether the versions for the older consoles will differ from those for newer consoles.