Activision and Hasbro have released the first details about the upcoming Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark, a video game complement to Paramount Pictures’ upcoming film, Transformers: Age of Extinction.
Described as a "third-person action adventure video game," Rise of the Dark Spark will serve as a follow-up to both the upcoming Transformers movie, and previous titles War For Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron. 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.
Players will also see the return of the fan-favorite multiplayer mode, Escalation, which delivers wave-based, survival-style gameplay for up to four players online cooperatively. It features new, upgradeable defense systems, recognizable adversaries from the lore, and an expanded roster of playable characters from past and present. Additionally, an exciting new leveling system transforms single-player and multiplayer into one unified, persistent character development path. Experience earned in any part of the game unlocks potent awards and tactical loadout choices – including new characters, stronger weapons, special abilities and consumable bonuses – for use throughout the entire game.
Transformers: Rise of the Spark will be available across PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Wii U, 3DS, Xbox One and Xbox 360 sometime later this year. Check out the announcement trailer below for all your robot transforming action.