Spike VGAs 2011: ‘Transformers: Fall of Cybertron’ Trailer

Published 3 years ago by , Updated March 28th, 2012 at 12:27 pm,

Transformers Fall of Cybertron Trailer VGAs

It’s easy to admit that Transformers: Dark of the Moon was a failure, but it’s hard to forget how great Transformers: War for Cybertron was. Perfectly capturing the transformative battle capabilities of the Transformers, War for Cybertron showed gamers that the robots in disguise can be something more than just movie tie-in fodder. Unfortunately, as a follow-up to War for Cybertron, High Moon Studios delivered just that: a sub par movie tie-in.

But now High Moon Studios gets the chance to return to the Transformers world they first created in their follow-up, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. Our expectation is that Fall of Cybertron will move the story into territory that any Transformers fan should be familiar with: the Transformers fleeing Cybertron and making a home on Earth. The Spike Video Game Awards brought a new trailer for the game, and, as you’ll see, it appears to be a return to form.

Musical choice aside, this trailer is exactly what we’d expect from a High Moon Transformers trailer, it’s evocative, heartfelt, and filled with awesome character reveals. It actually reminds me of Gears of War 3‘s more engaging trailers.

We were already made aware of Grimlock’s inclusion in Fall of Cybertron, but that doesn’t undermine our excitement at seeing him done right. Add on top of that witnessing Cybertron in the midst of an aggressive battle and we’re in.

What do you think of Transformers: Fall of Cybertron? Will High Moon Studios be able to shake off Dark of the Moon, and return to form for Fall of Cybertron?

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron releases August 28, 2012 on the PS3 and Xbox 360.

Source: Game Trailers

TAGS: Activision, High Moon Studios, PS3, Spike Video Game Awards, Transformers, Transformers Fall of Cybertron

  • http://gamerant.com Rob Keyes

    Love this cinematic trailer and the music… gameplay will be NOTHING like this of course but it better have more depth than War for Cybertron.

    • jwalka

      have you read the 9 pager in the 2ns latest game informer issue, they suggest that gameplay will very much be better and more fluent then the previous title (i haven’t played so idk what exactly they meant by it). as for the giant constructicon dude and grimlock, they’ll both be in the game and be playable so epic destruction of robots will take place đŸ˜‰

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  • http://gamerant.com Assassin M3NTOR

    Love this trailer! But can’t play it when releases because its not releasing on PC :( :V

    • DaftBasterd

      You have a year to save $250 to buy an Xbox or a PS3.

  • hanzo

    So awesome. no other words.. except those.. and these following them.

  • http://screenrant.com jack

    AMAZING, sucks we have to wait a year but this looks so much better than the other games already.
    i really hope in the near future after transformers prime is over they make a war/fall of cybertron series cause the trailers are AMAZING

  • jimmybob

    musical choice aside? Come on guys, Pucifier – The Humbling River.

    Anyway – good video.

  • Dan-O

    Whoa, did you see that punch from Ironhide on Starscream? Knocked him on his boosters!

    I agree that the trailer is comparable to that first dramatic Gears of War 3 trailer that was released. And I see no problem going for a few heartstrings of awesomeness.

  • Zeronifty

    “Huge Construction guy” Thats Devastator!