Monday, December 28, 2009

W4C: Starscream and Optimus Primed

Game Informer has updated its Transformers: War for Cybertron hub with two new articles.

Starscream Profile
The last character profile focuses on Megatron's second in command. The game, for the first time ever, will show the first meeting between Starscream and Megatron during a mission onboard a space station in orbit around Cybertron. It will also attempt to explain why Starscream wants to rule the Decepticons and why Megatron keeps him around despite knowing his dangerous ambitions. As the image shows, Starscream's alt mode is once again a jet while his game special powers are Hover in robot mode and Shockwave which is useful for attacking groups of enemies.

Optimus Primed
Click the link for a time lapse look at the W4C version of Optimus Prime as he is drawn by Senior Concept Artist Billy King. Overall, the inspiration in the game character designs seems to be from the Generation One cartoons with a mix of the Classic toy line and The War Within comic series.

3 comments:

  1. damn these are looking great, personally I love how they are taking styling cues from the most popular incarnations of the characters

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  2. still more than 6 or 7 months to wait, it's killing me...

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  3. Hugo Ruivinho12/30/2009 3:39 AM

    Starscream without arm mounted weapons looks naked...

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