Activision has announced another robots in disguise romp in the form of Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark, described at a “video game complement” to Michael Bay’s latest dreary foray into the devastation of our childhoods, Transformers: Age of Perpetual Sequels Extinction.
Thankfully, it’s not a complete shameless movie tie-in, as it’s a semi-sequel to the surprisingly entertaining War and Fall of Cybertron games as well as a follow-up of Bay’s upcoming live action flick.
“Rise of the Dark Spark jumps worlds and factions as it weaves the tale of the hunt for an ancient relic as powerful as the Matrix of Leadership – the Dark Spark,” says the game’s blurb. “Players will be able to switch between the heroes of the noble Autobots and the nefarious Decepticons throughout the single-player campaign”
The frenetic, gun-toting combat and rapid transformations from the previous games will return, this time across open battlefields, along with a multiplayer mode. Escalation is a wave-based affair, but throws upgradable defenses into the mix as well as a progression system shared across both single and multiplayer elements.
Unfortunately, High Moon, which developed the previous Cybertron games doesn’t appear to be involved and Activision hasn’t announced the developer behind the PC version.