Announced over the weekend at Toy Fair 2014, Activision and Hasbro have revealed some new details about the upcoming video game Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark, the most important of which is that "Rise of the Dark Spark" will unite the universe of the films directed by Michael Bay with the "Cybertron universe" as seen in previous video games. The game will feature over 40 playable characters and will launch this June for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC from developer Edge of Reality. A 3DS version is also planned from WayForward.
"Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark is an arc between the Cybertron and Earth based worlds of this popular franchise," SVP Digital Gaming & Corporate Development Mark Blecher said. "This year marks 30 incredible years of Transformers. This game tells another chapter in the Transformers story that all fans will love."
Serving as a follow-up to both the upcoming "Transformers" live-action film and Activision's Transformers: War for Cybertyron and Transformers: Fall of Cybertron titles, Transformers: 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. Players will be able to switch between the heroes of the noble Autobots and the nefarious Decepticons throughout the single-player campaign. Similar to High Moon Studios' "Cybertron" entries in the highly-regarded series, gameplay features nimble, fast-paced running-and-gunning combat paired with traversal and vehicle action across open battlefields for large-scale, dynamic conflicts.