War for Cybertron erupts June 22

High Moon Studios' Transformers origin story scheduled to roll into stores for 360, PS3, Wii, DS, PC.

Transformers: War for Cybertron is ready to roll out June 22. Activision revealed the release date for its first original game based on the morphing robot series this week in a trailer offering a glimpse at the game's multiplayer modes.

Scholars believe the war for Cybertron was so bitterly fought because the losers would be exiled to Gobotron.

While Activision has produced a number of Transformers games since it first acquired the license four years ago, those titles were directly based on the animated series or Michael Bay's big-budget feature films. War for Cybertron takes a different tack, portraying an event often referenced but rarely depicted in the brand's various treatments: the Autobot-Decepticon civil war on the robots' home planet.

Set for launch on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, DS, and PC, War for Cybertron will feature two story arcs, one with the heroic Autobots trying to save the planet, and the other with the Decepticons in destructive pursuit of power. In addition to single-player action, the game features online co-op play, as well as head-to-head multiplayer modes. A Wii version of the game is also planned but carries the title Transformers: Cybertron Adventures.

Activision entrusted development duties for War for Cybertron to High Moon Studios. Originally an internal studio for Sega Sammy, High Moon gained its independence long enough to create the horror-themed first-person shooter Darkwatch for Capcom. The studio was acquired by Vivendi Games in 2006 to make The Bourne Conspiracy and joined the Activision fold in 2008 when the two publishers merged. The developer of the previous Transformers game, Luxoflux, was closed by Activision in February.

For more on War for Cybertron, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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34 comments
remark666
remark666

finally!! a transformers game i can get amped up for, woohoo!!

Bumblebee1138
Bumblebee1138

Oh man! There Still 2 months ahead! I can't wail that long!!!!!

01-cannon-mpc
01-cannon-mpc

@roddy72 True. I like it as well. But i have noticed that so many companys that makes games have this abilety to realy f*ck the game up so bad nobody wanst to buy it. Im starting to wonder if thay do that on purpes because thay hate games. I mean ffs how hard can it be to make a game that the fans love and thats realy cool to play!?

Ivf
Ivf

I can't look away from a good fight ! All Hail Decepticon !

roddy72
roddy72

This game is probably going to be good, but the fact that Activision is publishing it, I can't help but think that they will just run it into the ground.

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

Lol @ the Wii version receiving a family friendly title. I really hope this turns out to be a good game. I'll be happy if it does and I'll buy my copy. I really doubt it will live up to it's potential, though.

knoxyknight
knoxyknight

@The_Dude1212 The wii has neither the power nor the audience to pull off what they are trying to do with the xbox/ps3/pc versions, which is why they would make it a different kind of game.

BLaZe462
BLaZe462

You ppl act like there's been good transformers games before

fongy1
fongy1

I love the way (and I'm guilty of this too!) if a game that looks good that we want - we (gamer community) kind of conveniently "forget" that it's from someone like Activision or EA or whoever... and I have to say... I hate Activision and everything they stand for, but, my childhood love for Transformers wins every time... :)

redskinStu
redskinStu

Maybe the Transformers will get their own department at Activision now.

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

I never thought I'd say this about an Activision game, but damn this had better be good.

The_Dude1212
The_Dude1212

I'm interested, but with such a retarded name like 'Cybertron Adventurez', fts. I ain't pre-ordering it if they won't treat all game consoles with equal respect. I'll wait for the reviews to call out on it.

WickedWeavile
WickedWeavile

It'd rule if War for Cybertron turns out to be the Arkham Asylum of Transformer games. Watching this one with great interest.

mightEone
mightEone

Cybertron Adventures... LMAO!!! Thank god I own a real console, no offense to Wii boys ofcoarse. Either way, I hope this game turns out well for everyone, because we all want to finally own a Real Tranformers game that is worthy of what it represents.

Tri-Enforcer
Tri-Enforcer

I guess 'Cybertron Adventures' sounds more family friendly than 'War for Cybertron'...goodness. And third parties wander why their Wii games don't do well--just look at the marketing and branding!

Jd1680a
Jd1680a

Lets hope this game would be the "true" game any transformers fan have been waiting for.

Asagea_888
Asagea_888

This might do it as a true Transformers game--especially now that you can make your own Transformer for multiplayer.

Da4biddenOne
Da4biddenOne

looks great i can't wait. All Hail Megatron!

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

This sounds good for transformers fans. It'd okay.

DonatelloToAll
DonatelloToAll

I'm really hoping this turns out to be a great game,the movie tie ins failed to capture the true essence of Transformers for me.

motogomd
motogomd

Well Im not liking activision for whats going on with their greed of power, but I am definitely buying this game. This part of the sttory always intrigued me. Plus creating your own character for online play is just awesome. I wont be buying much games from activision but this one is a must have.

Marcster1994
Marcster1994

why the heck did they change the title for the Wii version? It;s the same game!

SuprSaiyanRockr
SuprSaiyanRockr

Looking forward to this. I hope it has local multiplayer. If it doesn't, I'll just have to settle for (hopefully) an awesome single player :)

Neo-ganon
Neo-ganon

the ds version better have good online play!

force_user1975
force_user1975

I swear to god this one better not have all those retarded "Timed" missions. I hate those missions with a stupid clock countdown. Almost as bad as an escort mission.

revolversnake17
revolversnake17

I can be a Decepticon and an Autobot!!!!!!!!!!!! So now there will be 2 crappy campaigns instead of 1!!!!!!!! Hooray.

falcOWNS
falcOWNS

i sence a fail... in space

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

this will probably be the last game published from activision i ever purchase. i will just white out the activision logo though

Ranma_X_basic
Ranma_X_basic

This game better be good, Activision!!! cause if it's not there will be hell to pay.

rasterror
rasterror

Please be as good as it looks. Please?