Transformers: War for Cybertron is a third-person shooter video game developed by High Moon Studios and published by Activision. It was released on June 22, 2010 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Two portable versions were released for the Nintendo DS. A game for the Wii called Transformers: Cybertron Adventures was developed by Next Level Games and utilizes the same characters and setting as War for Cybertron. Hasbro also has a toy line releasing in 2010 based on War for Cybertron.
The setting is the planet Cybertron before contact is made with the planet Earth. The native sentient beings are at war with one another. A group of like minded robots have split off of the main faction to become Decepticons under their leader, Megatron. The leader of the Autobots, Zeta Prime, is killed leaving behind an inexperienced leader: Optimus, who must lead his forces to prevent Megatron from finding the legendary Dark Energon. The Decepticon story is told in the first five chapters of the game, while the Autobot story is told in another five chapters following directly onward from the Decepticon story. Despite this, players may choose to start either campaign first regardless of chronological order.
The soundtrack for the console versions was composed by Jonathan Flood and Steve Jablonsky. The ending theme is: Till All Are One by Stan Bush, from his 2007 album In This Life.
At a panel at BotCon, According to War for Cybertron creative director Matt Tieger, Activision is currently talking with Hasbro in order to make more titles. Hasbro is considering expanding the brand further into the realm of video games.
Screenshots of Transformers: War for Cybertron
Alternate form of Optimus Prime:
Optimus Prime versus Megatron:
Optimus with axe:
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