After a shoddy and rough movie tie-in with the Dark of the Moon video game adaption, High Moon Studios is aiming to make a much better Transformers game this time around with Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. During the 2011 Spike Video Game Awards, the trailer for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron was unveiled, and it proved to be one of the highlights of a rather anti-climatic and disappointing evening. Was it possible that gamers would finally get a solid Transformers game?
While gamers are still nearly a year away from the December 1, 2012 launch, Activision and High Moon Studios have put together the Fall of Cybertron Art of the Apocalypse preview. Much like their behind-the-scenes trailer video, the art book preview includes some first looks at fully rendered concept artworks of game scenes, in-game characters such as the the Dinobots and Combaticons, new weapon and vehicle reveals as well as a whole lot “more than meets the eye.”
In the images compiled in the gallery, there are some really fantastic looks at various Autobots and Decepticons such as Swoop, Snarl, Grimlock, Slug, and Bruticus, who is shown forming from the Combaticons in the trailer above. There is also some very gorgeous conceptual art of the weapons that will be in the game, including Optimus Prime’s ridiculously awesome and devastating Path Blaster. A few other highlights include Jazz’s Scatter Blaster, a wicked-looking Neutron Assault Rifle, the Gear Shredder (can only imagine what THAT does), and for good measure, a Thermal Rocket Launcher, which I’m sure can suck the paint off your house and give your family a permanent orange afro.
A few of the images also depict the timeline of events that have befallen Cybertron, as well as the main goals and objectives of the game. A few of the locations in the title (presumably) are shown as well, from the incredibly detailed Metroplex Arena to the Sea of Rust, a locale that is surely not a popular tourist spot.
Check out some of the Transformers: Fall of Cybertron’ Art of the Apocalypse scans (courtesy of TFormers) – head there for the full gallery (40+ images) which showcase Shockwave’s base, Insecticon hives, sentries, weapons and a timeline of the games.
Keep it tuned to Game Rant for further updates to Transformers: Fall of Cybertron.
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron releases August 28, 2012 on the PS3 and Xbox 360.
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