Splash Damage, the developers behind Dirty Bomb, Gears Tactics, Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, have announced Transformers: Reactivate, a 1-4 player online action game, being developed in collaboration with Hasbro.
This console and PC co-op game will offer players an opportunity to explore a fresh, new story within the Transformers universe.
The Game Awards saw the World Exclusive Reveal of Transformers: Reactivate, offering fans a glimpse of what they can expect with a cinematic trailer, which you can watch using the player below.
The gravest threat to humanity has arrived. And it’s already won. Earth is no longer ours; it belongs to them. All we have left is our hope for the Autobots, as we salvage them from the rubble left behind.
Transformers: Reactivate will offer players a chance to immerse themselves in the Transformers universe like never before.
They will get to play as some of their favourite characters; unique, weighty, and powerful, seamlessly converting between vehicle and bot form as they battle The Legion; the greatest threat the Autobots have ever faced.
“Growing up with G1 Transformers in the ’80s means it’ll always hold a special place in my heart, it’s both an honour and a privilege to work with such a beloved franchise,” said Splash Damage CEO Richard Jolly.
“We know fans have been waiting a long time for a new Transformers game on consoles and pc, and we’re going to give them the experience they deserve.”
Transformers: Reactivate marks a new era for Splash Damage and is being developed and published exclusively by the London-based group. As part of this new era, Splash Damage recently acquired Bulkhead and have been developing Transformers: Reactivate in collaboration with the Derby-based studio.
The 500+ people strong development and publishing teams at Splash Damage and Bulkhead are expanding rapidly and Transformers: Reactivate is one of several original titles currently in development at the studios.
Eugene Evans, SVP of Business Development & Digital Licensing, at Hasbro, said: “Fans have been eagerly awaiting a new game that immerses them into our iconic Transformers universe. We’re thrilled to share a first look on one of gaming’s biggest nights.
“Splash Damage has an amazing track record with some of the world’s most famous IP’s and have a strong creative passion for the Transformers brand.
“We’re confident that Transformers: Reactivate will be hugely popular with the Transformers community and continues the Hasbro Blueprint 2.0 strategy of creating first-class branded entertainment across diverse categories and platforms including video games.”
The video game will be available for PC and consoles. With the Closed Beta planned for 2023, players can sign up right now at PlayTFR.com for future updates.
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype, and ShockTillYouDrop.