Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Adds Dinobots!

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Yesterday came the official word from Activision that Transformers: War for Cybertron 2 was officially coming next fall, titled Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. We know the game will remain Cybertron-based so that sets our expectations for character designs and the aesthetic since the series isn’t moving to Earth just yet  but we don’t know what characters will be introduced… outside of Grimlock. Grimlock!?

Yes, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is taking the cover of the November issue of Game Informer and in addition to featuring franchise poster boys Optimus Prime and Bumblebee on the covers, Grimlock, the infamous Generation 1 Dinobot is there too!

Grimlock is the bad-ass, fearless leader of the Dinobots, taking the form of a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Why he would take this form on Cybertron makes absolutely no sense so either we can just take fiction for what it is and accept that Fall of Cybertron doesn’t follow its own rules or Earth does play a factor in the Transformers: War for Cybertron sequel and the game will lead into the story we all know and love as the origins of the Transformers franchise with the animated series – a setting we thought would represent the potential third game in the series.

Combat prowess aside, Grimlock has a bit of a speech impediment, referring to himself and commonly saying “Me Grimlock.” Yes, you are Grimlock. Good boy!

Looking at the bigger picture though, the inclusion of Grimlock also means we can expect the rest of the Dinobots (listed below) and hopefully, their voice actors as well.

  • Slag (Triceratops, Second-in-command). Voiced by Neil Ross.
  • Sludge (Apatosaurus). Voiced by Frank Welker.
  • Snarl (Stegosaurus). Voiced by Hal Rayle.
  • Swoop (Pteranodon). Voiced by Michael Bell.

In the original animated series, Wheeljack created the Dinobots who often found themselves parting ways with the Autobots but always rejoining at key moments. How will their origins be explained in Transformers: Fall of Cybertron and will they be able to combine to form a super Autobot like in some incarnations of the Dinobots? We’ll have to wait and see.

Fans of War for Cybertron and the Transformers universe should check back soon for more. The 12-page Game Informer feature reveals a plethora of new details about Fall of Cybertron and how developer High Moon Studios took fan feedback and went “back the the drawing board” to develop what is described as a “natural successor.”

What other characters would you like to see added to the game this time around?

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron will release on the PS3 and Xbox 360 in fall 2012.

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Source: Game Informer

  • DJB

    Awesome, I would like to see off the top of my head… ALL of the transformers at some point in the WFC franchise.

  • Ford Prefect

    Anyone notice that Grimlock’s eyes are red? Red eyes usually means Decepticon. So I’m thinking possibly you have to fight him first before he joins the Autobots? As for who I’d like to see, ummm Shockwave perhaps!

    • iwasherenotyou

      Yeah no.

      • Ford Prefect

        What, you never noticed that Decepticons have red eyes? Is that what you’re saying no to? Or to the idea you may have to fight Grimlock?

    • Lucas Johnson

      i was thinking the same thing with the red eyes


    As Peter Griffin would say freakin sweet the dinobots are awesome and Grimlock is my favorite ,war for cybertron was and still is a really good game can’t wait to see where fall of cybertron takes us. :-)

  • DJB

    Oh and stick with the WFC style models…If they do go to earth please dont make them as ugly as the Bay transformers!

  • James

    as long as soundwave plays a big enough role in the game i will be happy. SOUNDWAVE SUPERIOR.

  • Nate

    How bout Blitzwing or Astrotrain, both double changers. Since they were around during the final days. Lets not forget the rest of the Aerial Bots, not just 2 of them.

  • jack

    these guys could actualy put dino bots in multiplayer slag(apparently slug now),sludge/snarl could be in the soldier and or leader class while swoop could be in the flying class. grimlock is a god on the battle field so i can see him being removed but they could put the others in quite well and give the gamers what they want. dino bots in esculation would be good too. any info reguarding any of this plz reply.

  • jack

    sludge and snarl are two diferent dino bot hit the / button be mistake