Following Amazon’s leak of Transformers: Rise Of The Dark Spark over the weekend, Activision and Hasbro wasted little time officially announcing the title. Coinciding with the release of Transformers: Age Of Extinction this Summer, the next Autobot and Decepticon adventure will be hitting the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, Windows PC and Nintendo 3DS.
Transformers: Rise Of The Dark Spark centers around the battle for the titular Dark Spark that is being waged between the Autobots and Decepticons. Players will be able to control up to 40 different bots from both sides and can switch between them at will during the single-player campaign. Multiplayer will also be returning to the franchise and a new leveling system will integrate experience from both main modes into one path.
Previous series developer High Moon Studios will not return for this entry, as development duties have instead been handed to Edge of Reality. Known for their PC shooter Loadout, Edge of Reality has previously worked on console ports of titles such as The Sims 3, Dragon Age: Origins and Mass Effect.
While it is unfortunate that High Moon Studios will not be returning for Transformers: Rise Of The Dark Spark, at least Activision hasn’t abandoned the series outright. The one thing that does bother me though is that this game is smashing together the worlds of the Michael Bay films and the original animated series. Previously, the two worlds had been kept separate from each other and I fear that combining them will only lead to chaos.
We will continue to have coverage of Transformers: Rise Of The Dark Spark in the coming months. For now though, tell us, are any of our readers interested in returning to the world of the Autobots and Decepticons? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.