It’s been a minute since we’ve seen any Transformers video games, but there’s more than meets the eye. Today UK publisher Outright Games and developer Coatsink announced Transformers: Battlegrounds. It’s designed for “kids and fans of all ages,” and launching October 23 on PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One.
Here’s the official description:
As evil Megatron closes in on the Allspark, Bumbleee and the Autobots need a new commander to help save Earth – you! Assemble your squad and roll out for a battle that will rage from Central City to Cybertron… and even to the local multiplayer arcade!
No other details or information have been released, other than a brief trailer. In the trailer, Autobots and Decepticons wage war in a colorful, isometric city, including familiar characters like Starscream, Bumblebee, Megatron, and Optimus Prime. It’s unclear what kind of game we’re looking at, but the wider view suggests a strategy game. Previous Transformers game typically use third-person action, shooting, and driving.
“The Transformers franchise is one of the most enduring and recognizable in the world of entertainment,” said Terry Malham, CEO of Outright Games. “It’s an honor to work with this beloved universe and these iconic characters to create a new and exciting Transformers console game that families can enjoy together.”
Expect more details to emerge through the summer. Transformers: Battlegrounds is coming October 23 to PC and consoles. It’s currently pending a rating from the ESRB (but features a PEGI 7 in Europe).