New Trailer Surfaces for Transformers: Devastation!

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G1 Transformers fans have a lot of reasons to celebrate this week thanks to some great announcements coming out of SDCC including the news a Transformers: Combiner Wars series from Machinima aimed at an older audience as well as a new trailer for PlatinumGames Inc.’s Transformers: Devastation.

This time we’re treated to a lot more gameplay action and can see how the combat will involve both melee attacks and heavy transformation attacks. Among the transformers we see in action are Autobots Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Wheeljack, and Sideswipe. We get to hear Frank Welker as Megatron, and see Shockwave, some seekers, and a bunch of other Decepticons causing trouble.

It’s easy to be cynical about how Transformers: Devastation will actually play, given that this has a similar cel-shaded look as Platinum’s oft-lamented The Legend of Korra, which was produced within an abnormally tight development calendar. But this already looks way better, seems to have been in development longer, and has a full retail price. All this leads me to be hopeful that this will not only be a competent brawler, but the game that G1 Transformers fans have been clamoring for all these decades (even if they didn’t know it).

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