ACTIVISION AND HASBRO TEAM UP TO CREATE TRANSFORMERS PRIME™ VIDEO GAME BASED ON THE HIT TELEVISION SERIES
New Action Brawler Game Planned to Launch this Year Exclusively on Nintendo Platforms
Santa Monica, CA - March 15, 2012- Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATVI), is bringing the ultimate TRANSFORMERS video game experience to kids of all ages with the TRANSFORMERS PRIME video game. Based on the hit animated television show produced by Hasbro Studios and currently airing on The Hub television network in the U.S., the game lets fans play as their favorite AUTOBOT characters and embark on an action-packed adventure to save the earth from the evil MEGATRON and his new secret weapon. Players step into the roles of OPTIMUS PRIME, BUMBLEBEE, ARCEE, AUTOBOT RATCHET, BULKHEAD and more as they explore unique vistas all around the world with brawler-style combat and diverse driving sequences. Along the way, gamers cultivate friendships with Jack, Miko and Raf - the human characters from the show - as Team Prime sets out to protect mankind and eliminate the DECEPTICONS once and for all.
"Hasbro Studios has done a phenomenal job with the TRANSFORMERS PRIME television show," said David Oxford, Executive Vice President at Activision Publishing. "We are collaborating closely with the series creators to capture all the adventure, humor and friendships from the show to create an authentic action experience for TRANSFORMERS fans of all ages to enjoy."
"Hasbro is thrilled to be working with Activision again on an exciting new TRANSFORMERS video game," said Mark Blecher, Senior Vice President of Digital Media and Marketing at Hasbro. "The TRANSFORMERS PRIME animated series has resonated strongly with kids and fans and we're looking forward to delivering this new way to experience the adventure."
TRANSFORMERS PRIME will hit stores later this year and is being developed exclusively for Nintendo's Wii™ system and the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system by Now Production (NowPro), and for the Nintendo DS™ hand-held system by Altron Corporation. The game has not yet been rated by the ESRB.
For more information and exclusive updates, fans can visit www.TransformersPrimeTheGame.com.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Transformers: Prime The Game Announced with Trailer
Today Hasbro and Activision has officially announced the development of Transformers: Prime The Game for release later this year. The Game was teased with the Season 1 sets of TF: Prime. They also released a teaser trailer (below) for the video game. No exact release date but it is coming out on Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo DS, all systems that will not be getting Transformers: Fall of Cybertron when it is released in the Fall. As a result I suspect both games will be released very close together to try and get a Transformers video game on all platforms much like Hasbro has been doing for the last few years. It is described as "brawler-style combat [with] diverse driving sequences" so I imagine it will be like most of the games released over the last few years.