Saturday, March 27, 2010

War for Cybertron Prequel Book Planned

Amazon has posted a new listing for "Transformers: Exodus: The Official History of the War for Cybertron" hardcover. This is the first hardcover that I am aware of that has ever been released for Transformers. The last book written for the Revenge of the Fallen movie adaptation. The novel is written by Alex Irvine and as the title suggests, this seems to be a Hasbro sanctioned prequel novel to Transformers: War for Cybertron video game that is expected to come out in late June. The current price is $17.82 but I suspect that will go down once get closer to the release date.

The product description:
For twenty-five years the colossal battle between Megatron and Optimus Prime has captivated Transformers fans around the world. Yet the full story of the conflict between the two most famous Transformers—everything that happened before Optimus and Megatron arrived on planet Earth—has always been a mystery . . . until now. Here, for the first time told in its entirety, is the thrilling saga of Optimus and Megatron before they were enemies, before they even knew each other.

“Freedom is every Cybertronian’s right!” After Megatron utters these immortal words, the caste-bound planet of Cybertron is rocked to its foundations. Megatron, an undefeated gladiator thug, gives voice to the unspoken longings of the oppressed masses—and opens the mind of an insignificant data clerk to possibilities previously unthinkable.

Long before becoming the honorable Optimus Prime, Orion Pax is a mere office underling, an unlikely candidate to answer an outlaw’s call to revolution. But Orion is determined to meet this defiant enemy of all that Cybertron stands for, no matter what he has to do, or how many laws he has to break.

What happens between Orion Pax and Megatron forever changes the destiny of all Transformers. This gripping, action-packed novel reveals all the loyalties and treacheries, trust and betrayals, deadly violence and shining ideals, as well as the pivotal roles played by other characters, including Starscream, Sentinel Prime, Omega Supreme, and one of the thirteen original Primes, the last link to Cybertron’s glorious Golden Age.

Discover how meek disciple Orion Pax becomes the fearless leader Optimus Prime; follow the tantalizing clues about the lost Matrix of Leadership and the lore surrounding it; find out why the two allies fighting a corrupt regime suddenly turn on each other, and what triggers their epic war. Transformers: Exodus provides everything fans ever wanted to know about one of the fiercest rivalries of all time.
It appears the novel is not only inspired by the game but it appears to incorporate story beats that were created via the Generation One cartoons (Orion Pax, Prime as sign of leadership, etc), the movies (13 original Primes), and the IDW comics (class system, Prime as civil servant, etc).


  1. Sounds like the War Within. Maybe they will even have (Primus forbid) the Fallen?? Or the Ultracons

  2. We won't know once it release. There's more to this novel than meets eye. Maybe I'll buy one.

  3. Sounds Awesome. However, ther was a hardcover previously released just for transformers entitled, Transformers: The Ultimate Guide, giving a complete history of the G1 Transformers. It is now out in softcover too. btw Love the Site, Keep up the great work!!

  4. OOOOH I want this book right now!

  5. well i am only 10 years old but it want that book maby santa will give it too me he will give me other stuff too


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