New Transformers: Devastation trailer showcases combat on PS4, PS3

Plus, check out the pre-order incentives for Platinum Games’ upcoming action tie-in

Long-time Transformers fans know that every single robot-in-disguise has a very specific personality. Grimlock, for instance, probably wouldn’t be described as “neighborly” and Sideswipe isn’t always interested in playing by the rules, but both have a fondness for combat. Optimus Prime, on the other hand, would always prefer a diplomatic solution.

Platinum Games, the developer behind Transformers: Devastation, spent a lot of time trying to match each character’s personality with a complementary fighting style. Bumblebee, for example, attacks faster than any other Autobot, but he sacrifices a fair amount of power. And Wheeljack’s mechanical ingenuity translates into an attack pattern that centers on ranged weapons.

Along with their individual sense of style and timing, every character also has his own set of unique moves and mechanics. So, just because you’ve mastered Optimus Prime’s combos doesn’t mean that Grimlock will be a cakewalk. We wanted to give gamers a peek into this unique combat system, so we’ve put together a handful of highlight reels for each character. Check it out above.


Activision has also unveiled the bonuses that super fans will receive when they pre-order a copy of the game. Players who purchase or reserve Transformers: Devastation before it crash-lands on 9th October will get a DLC bundle that includes six digital goodies.

So, what’s in the bundle? I’m glad you asked.

Aside from the five playable Autobots, anyone who pre-orders Transformers: Devastation will get a trio of specialized character skins. So, if names like Nemesis Prime, Red Alert, and Goldfire make you giggle like an excited little kid, you may want to spend a little time on the PlayStation Store.


Platinum Games is also including three unique pieces of equipment, which is kind of a big deal. Like the combat system, the developer put a lot of work into creating an extraordinary library of weapons, making sure every armament is one-of-a-kind and thoroughly balanced. So, the fact that Platinum crafted these three pieces of DLC specifically for pre-order customers should make you feel very special. Here’s what’s on the table:

  • 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.

Transformers: Devastation will hit the market on 9th October, but pre-orders are already available on the PlayStation Store. And don’t forget to follow the Transformers Game page on Facebook for concept art, screenshots, and video.


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£40? Digital only? Hmmm

Ooh, not digital only. And digital bundle is the same price as retail? Not bad.

dramaticslowmo 26 August, 2015 @ 21:37

*PlatinumGames. It’s one word.

This is delicious :D

Carnivius_Prime 27 August, 2015 @ 06:09

Since when does G1 Bumblebee even have a fighting style? His usual ‘technique’ was to get captured a lot and be a total burden. Movie Bee was the cool fighting one. I wish he was playable in this.

Goldfire? Not Goldbug? Guess Hasbro lost the trademark on that one.

Grimlock looks fun. It’s always good seeing his cool robot form and not have him be a dumb Barney-the-dinosaur type babysitting daniel witwicky in the mostly awful season 3 of the cartoon. Still wish his dino form was a bit more detailed and fierce like the toy though.

Anyways yeah I’ll probably get this despite not having much love for the cartoon (the Marvel comics were generally better). The cell shaded artstyle is quite striking and I like a good brawler.

This is the Transformers I care about.
When I was little I had the Prime figure with trailer. The Prime figure was made with cast iron and he had proper rubber wheels. Not the trash you would get now.

I have just one question, does this have the original Transformers opening theme?

DragonxTortoise 27 August, 2015 @ 11:03

Looks good. I loveeee Tranformers. Howeverrrrrr…. £40 seems a little much for this game :(

So, is this gonna be as awful as Legend of Korra, just more expensive?

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