While it’s hard to beat this Transformers-themed birthday cake we reported on earlier, Platinum Games (Scalebound, Bayonetta) released a brand new trailer for their upcoming action hack and slash title, Transformers: Devastation, and it’s got us all kinds of excited. Activision’s Lead Producer Robert Conkey also revealed several new details regarding combos and pre-order bonuses.
The game–which is due out October 6 on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC–allows you to play as Optimus Prime, Grimlock, Sideswipe, Wheeljack, and Bumblebee. According to the developer, each autobot will not only sport different personalities, but will have complementary fighting styles as well.
For example, Bumblebee attacks quickly, but sacrifices the power of his punch as a result. Wheeljack’s mechanical ingenuity, on the other hand, relies more so on ranged weapons to wipe out his foes. On top of that, it was revealed that each character has his own unique set of moves. From what they’re saying, it sounds like there will be a lot of variation in play styles, which in turn adds a ton of replay value to the game. Consider us excited.
If you end up pre-ordering Transformers: Devastation before launch, Activision revealed that you’ll receive a total of six DLC goodies. The first three are skins for Nemesis Prime, Red Alert, and Goldfire. Additionally, players will receive the following three bonus weapons:
The Dark Star Saber is a fiercely intimidating blade that radiates waves of dark energy with every swing.
The Photon Disruptor is an incredibly powerful, shotgun-style weapon that has a short range but deals huge amounts of area damage.
The Twin Golden Hunter is a pair of blaster pistols that causes enemies to drop credits when attacked.
Which character are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below.