Atari has officially announced that a new Transformers game, Transformers Armada: Prelude to Energon, is currently in development for the PlayStation 2. In this full-3D action adventure game, players can take control of one of three autobots as they battle the evil decepticons. These autobots will not only have a variety of weapons at their disposal, but they'll also be able to evolve by equipping different types of mini-cons--basically miniature transformers--that will give them added bonuses to their preexisting abilities.
"We're working diligently to develop a game that expands upon the Transformers Armada brand to provide a truly unique experience with intense gameplay, vast environments, and an emphasis on combat," said Andrew Carter, vice president of product development for Atari's Melbourne House. "Every massive environment and character model will be delivered with an unprecedented level of visual realism by harnessing the PlayStation 2 system's powerful graphics technology and techniques, resulting in incredible rendering effects and absolute immersion for players."
Transformers Armada: Prelude to Energon is scheduled for release in spring 2004.