Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark pops up for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on Amazon

Is a new Transformers game coming in 2014?

This is not a screenshot of a new Transformers game.

Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark has been briefly listed by Amazon UK.

If legitimate, the game (spotted by Nintendo Life) would be the first Transformers title for the new generation of consoles, with Amazon listing it for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox 360, and 3DS.

Amazon has now removed the listing.

No other information was made available by the online superstore, other than a brief description: "The next instalment in the incredible Transformers gaming franchise, Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark is an exciting action game that is perfect for veteran fans and newcomers."

It would certainly make sense for Activision to release another Transformers game this year. 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of the series, and a new movie, Transformers: Age of Extinction, will be released in cinemas this summer.

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PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

Odd choice of name. Surely it's unlikely to be an adaptation of the new movie if they're giving it a different name. I'm hoping it'll be a sequel to Fall of Cybertron. As a gamer I actually thought it was pretty good. As a Trans-fan I thought it was bloody awesome. :-D

playstationzone
playstationzone

another ps4 game don't want but anyways the first transformers game for ps2 was best one since played demo long ago but ever since they made bad games after that.

CrusaderForever
CrusaderForever

YES!!!!  OMG!  My son is going to freak out!  Transformers on the PS4 in all its glory!  He plays the crap out of War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron.  PLEASE, PLEASE make Rise of the Dark Spark couch COOP!  My son and I just shake our heads when ever he plays.  He is always saying "Dad, I wish these games were COOP".  Cannot wait to get more information!

Tzardok
Tzardok

As long as it continues the trend of the awesome Cybertron series kicked off by High-Moon studios I am going to buy it on pre-order as soon as it becomes available. 


If this is (and it is more likely, sadly) a movie tie-in or movie related using the movies models and too much focus on mankind then I am so out. Don't get me wrong, I will watch the movie especially now that it is starring Mark Hamill instead of the kid, I just won't play the garbage again that other movie tie-ins were (yes, that includes Dark side of the Moon! - Sorry High Moon, you are meant for the G1 inspiration and story, not this heresy). 



Bumblebee1138
Bumblebee1138

If this is a sequel to the High Moon studio games I hope they change the name; This one is so childish that it sounds like a Nintendo game.

masterace202
masterace202

i thought the screenshot was in game footage.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

If High Moon is developing this game, I'm in.

HackedLife
HackedLife

I'll be excited for this IF:

1.  Developed by High Moon Studios

2.  NOT a tie-in to the new film.

I loved WFC and FOC.

Acillatem1993
Acillatem1993

I was just thinking less than an hour ago, when the sequel is coming and now I see this. It better come to pc though!

nsa_protocol44
nsa_protocol44

Every fucking console gets it  and no PC, F the noob developers that thinks PC will only pirate, i have over 500 games on steam and many other players too, hek i know enough players that own over 2000 games on steam.

Lord_Sesshy
Lord_Sesshy

I just hope it's a stand alone game and not tied in with the new movie. (tie in games never work)

vincentmon
vincentmon

@CrusaderForever Hope for you too, that's a good quality time spending with your son :) they need to make more games in couch co-op... not everybody likes to play only online, it takes a bit out of the fun off in my opinion.

Acillatem1993
Acillatem1993

@Tzardok Uhhh, its not Mark Hamill that will star in the new transformers. Its Mark Wahlberg. Sorry dude.

martingaston
martingaston moderator

@masterace202  Wouldn't it be amazing if it was? I would totally lose it if they announced a G1 Transformers game that actually looked like the old cartoons. 

mkdoomfan2
mkdoomfan2

@nsa_protocol44  calm down dude, when its officially announced, it will probably have a pre-order on Steam.

Acillatem1993
Acillatem1993

@nsa_protocol44 It probably is coming to pc since War and Fall of Cybertron both came to the pc. But if its just another movie game then it may not come to the pc, as was the case with Transformers 3. Bottom line, nothing official was announced yet.

Saidrex
Saidrex

@nsa_protocol44 it's not even announced, we don't know if it's not coming to PC, we don't know anything yet!

CrusaderForever
CrusaderForever

@Acillatem1993 @CrusaderForever HAHA!!  No doubt!  I am very excited because playing with my son is a blast and we both love Transformers.  I was this close to buying another PS3 and copy of War for Cybertron so we could play Online COOP! 

Tzardok
Tzardok

@Acillatem1993 @Tzardok  Ops, very sorry for that! Crap. I had the right person in mind but the wrong name. Thanks for clearing it up.

Tzardok
Tzardok

@martingaston @masterace202  We can always hope. I dreamt of an open-sandbox game with the 3D cartoon style (aka cell shading) and several playable characters, could even be that hype for unlocking them all like LEGO does it. Definitely would need the epic-mountain class robots like Metroplex and ones that combine into larger forms like Devastator (constructions-decepticons) as well. See where I am going? pretty big scale, thats why its unlikely.


But most likely they would do something like this:


This is the story direction that I hope the Cybertron series takes place. They setup an awesome background, a few minor adjustments but acceptable all around. But the thrill is that the story needs to move to Earth at some point, and by the ending of Fall of Cybertron it kinda becomes obvious that the next installment would be on earth (if planned).


I would be pretty much in the same boat as you if such an announcement was made. One thing I wouldn't mind is that if the story is kept as true as possible (contextualized for today when extremely necessary), and the robot forms were very close to the originals if not identical, I wouldn't mind them taken a few liberties with their vehicle modes. I watched the original show recently, some vehicles would definitely need some tweaking in that regard. But keep the transformations between one form and the other as complex as possible leading to a more clean looking car or robot form thats my vote. 


Oh yeah, and Optimus DOES NOT have a mouth piece, he talks from behind his helmet, almost like hidden wisdom.