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The Insane Combos of Transformers: Devastation on PS4, PS3

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The Insane Combos of Transformers: Devastation on PS4, PS3

Long-time Transformers fans know that every single robot-in-disguise has a very specific personality. Grimlock, for instance, probably wouldn’t be described as “neighborly” and Sideswipe isn’t always interested in playing by the rules, but both have a fondness for combat. Optimus Prime, on the other hand, would always prefer a diplomatic solution.

Platinum Games, the developer behind Transformers: Devastation, spent a lot of time trying to match each character’s personality with a complementary fighting style. Bumblebee, for example, attacks faster than any other Autobot, but he sacrifices a fair amount of power. And Wheeljack’s mechanical ingenuity translates into an attack pattern that centers on ranged weapons.

Along with their individual sense of style and timing, every character also has his own set of unique moves and mechanics. So, just because you’ve mastered Optimus Prime’s combos doesn’t mean that Grimlock will be a cakewalk.

Activision has also unveiled the bonuses that super fans will receive when they pre-order a copy of the game. Players who purchase or reserve Transformers: Devastation before it crash-lands on October 6th will get a DLC bundle that includes six digital goodies.

So, what’s in the bundle? I’m glad you asked.

Aside from the five playable Autobots, anyone who pre-orders Transformers: Devastation will get a trio of specialized character skins. So, if names like Nemesis Prime, Red Alert, and Goldfire make you giggle like an excited little kid, you may want to spend a little time on PlayStation Store.

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Platinum Games is also including three unique pieces of equipment, which is kind of a big deal. Like the combat system, the developer put a lot of work into creating an extraordinary library of weapons, making sure every armament is one-of-a-kind and thoroughly balanced. So, the fact that Platinum crafted these three pieces of DLC specifically for pre-order customers should make you feel very special. Here’s what’s on the table:

  • The Dark Star Saber is a fiercely intimidating blade that radiates waves of dark energy with every swing.
  • The Photon Disruptor is an incredibly powerful, shotgun-style weapon that has a short range but deals huge amounts of area damage.
  • The twin Golden Hunter is a pair of blaster pistols that causes enemies to drop credits when attacked.

Transformers: Devastation will hit on October 6th, but pre-orders are already available on PlayStation Store. And don’t forget to follow the Transformers on Facebook for concept art, screenshots, and video.

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  • This looks really cool. Bring to Vita pls! /༼-つ-◕_◕-༽つ

    • Hi:
      That should be Mandatory. It’s a shame SONY just doesn’t care about PlayStation Vita. Mine is just used for PSOne Games and some PlayStation Portable.

  • this looks awesome

  • BlueBl1zzard

    I can’t really say this game was on my radar up until now, but man that trailer looks really cool. Platinum Games isn’t messing around!

  • This. Looks. Awesome.

  • looks pretty almost like a cartoon.cell shading?

  • This looks amazing. Though I’m not sure how those mid-air tire screeches are happening.

  • McWorked_You

    This is the first time I’ve ever logged in to post a comment. I cannot wait for this game.

    • BrianMcGuinness

      You’re doing it all wrong. You’re supposed to whine and complain to Sony and threaten to sue them because they didn’t ask you what you wanted in a Transformers game first. Then complain about it not coming to Vita. Then say, “NO BUY!”

  • Kinjutsumaru

    Absolutely fantastic. Finally, a proper Transformers game. I can’t wait to play this.

  • Wow, this could be the first actually good Transformer game? Looks awesome so far.

    • gerneric123

      The PS2 Armada game and the PS3/360 Cybertron games were great.

    • Agreed. There actually have been a few good Transformers games before. But there’s never been a good one with the original Generation One Transformers. This is the game we’ve been waiting thirty years for!

  • LoneRanger1975

    #1: I might have to buy a PS4 this holiday season just for this one game1 Better hope there is a good holiday sale on PS4s this Christmas.
    #2: Please bring it to the PS Vita! I’ll buy the game twice just for a Vita version! Some games I just prefer on the Vita’s screen. Though I do have a wish list of PS3 to Vita ports.

  • This 80s cartoon treatment style rocks! I couldn’t imagine how Transformers games could be topped after the last few, but this nails it! looking forward to playing it soon!

  • GG-Hephaestus

    This looks like it will be a GREAT game

  • Ind3structoman

    Hype mode engaged! This trailer looks and sounds excellent.

  • SLEEPLESS_KNIGHT

    As someone who grew up in the G1 era, I’m super excited for this game! From what I’ve seen, playing it will seem as if I’ve been sucked through the TV screen into their cartoon world!

  • I don’t like Transformers but if Platinium games is involved is worth keeping an eye on it. Hope this makes up for Bayonetta 2 that Nintendo keep for itself.

  • This looks fantastic, same as all Platinum made games! But we need some Decepticons.

    “Decepticons transform and RISE UP!” – Megatron

  • CrusaderForever

    I can only hope Transformers get back to what High Moon Studios started. I just couldn’t get enough of those games.

  • Holy **** I need this game!….Also i need saint seiya game like this too

  • DuoMaxwell007

    While I wouldnt buy that (despite it looking good) it does bring the question.. why is it that in ANY cartoon or transformers movie have teh autobots NEVER thought to use their vehicle modes in combat like that? basically their vehicle modes have only been used for travel lol

  • This game looks so awesome I can’t believe it. I love how Wheeljack has that weapon from that episode. Glad you guys are sticking close to the source material! Can’t wait!

    Memmmmorieeeeees!

  • I join the requests for a PS Vita version. I really hope Activision/Platinum give some consideration to fan requests.

  • ArchAngeL-777

    haha Wheeljack using the Immobilizer! Pre Order confirmed!

    This game looks like a must buy for any Transformers fan, especially those that remember the G1 cartoon. Platinum knows what they are doing when it comes to action games, and I’ve heard they are Transformers fans. This should be good.

    I love how they are using the old G1 cartoon as the base for this game. Its about time. I’m fed up with all these off shoot variants that borrow just enough from G1 to call it Transformers, but then try to put their own twist on it that just leaves you scratching your head…”Why?” We’ve had over 20 years of that. Enough is enough lol.

    Seems like G1 is making a big comeback recently. G1 has always had the best and biggest lineup of characters, as well as the best portrayal of the characters. Nothing like the original. The IDW comics are based on the G1 line, as well as the recent Combiner Wars toy line. The Combiner Wars toy line has been releasing all the classic G1 combiners.

    Good to see the trend continue in the video game!

  • ArchAngeL-777

    I’d also love to see a Vita version of this game.

  • According to PSN, this is a 1 player game. Kind of bummed about that.

    • Dang, that’s too bad. Seems like they should’ve added some type of co-op. That and have the Deceptions be playable.

  • *Decepticons

  • Wow you guys nailed the look! I love it. Now can you shed light on what type of game it is? Fighting / battle arena or open world / co-op? Is there a main story campaign or is it multi player, both? Thanks.

  • This is the game i have been waiting 30 years for. Everyone involved is a personal hero to me. Thank you.

  • Nightwing0613

    Seeing this makes me realize how much I miss the original G1 Transformers. Nothing will ever come close.

  • looks great, what is the name of the song?

  • Is the pre order bonus only available on the PSN STORE or can i purchase the PS4 physical copy at my local gamestop and still get the dlc?

  • tornadosmith

    Looking forward to this game. Glad to finally see something that’s really G1! The theme sounds great too! Any plans for offering avatars? I’d love to replace Mickey Mouse with Optimus Prime or even the Autobot emblem.

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