E3 Leak Or Not, These Are Some Cool Transformers Screens

E3 Leak Or Not, These Are Some Cool Transformers Screens

Over at Pure Xbox they have secured what they say are leaked screenshots for a soon-to-be-announced Transformers brawler from Activision. Maybe, maybe not — all I know for certain is the shots depict a game I'd love to play.

According to Pure Xbox's source, the game is Transformers: Devastation, and it's coming to the Xbox 360 and likely the Xbox One, which seems an odd order to announce things in this day and age. Since Pure Xbox is purely an Xbox site and Activision is the rumoured publisher, one can assume Xboxes wouldn't be the only target for such a game, and they're just going with what they know.

E3 Leak Or Not, These Are Some Cool Transformers Screens

The screens depict a group of Autobots and Decepticons duking it out in a city setting. We've got Devastator — he's the big green guy that's actually six smaller green guys — Optimus Prime, Sideswipe, Magatron and Bumblebee, all cel-shaded to look like their first generation cartoon selves.

E3 Leak Or Not, These Are Some Cool Transformers Screens

When last I spoke to Activision about the possibility of a G1 (generation one) Transformers game back in 2009, I was told there wasn't enough interest. Of course it's been six years since then, and G1 Transformers are enjoying a revival of sorts via Hasbro's Combiner Wars line of toys.

E3 Leak Or Not, These Are Some Cool Transformers Screens

Plus this looks like a downloadable game, not something that would require a retail release. Several people I've talked to have compared the look of the screens to Activision's The Legend of Korra downloadable brawler, developed by Platinum Games. Pure Xbox goes as far as speculating that Platinum is developing this title as well, but that doesn't seem very likely.

And so we have a handful of screens, along with what looks like an incredibly rough title card. I mean, look at that thing. If this is a real game, that had better be somebody's idea of a placeholder graphic.

Plus that name is already taken. Transformers: Devastation is an IDW Comics miniseries from back in 2007, and while using the name again is surely Hasbro's prerogative, fans of the IDW continuity have a hard enough time keeping up with continuity without a game making things worse.

It could be a new game. It could be an old game that got cancelled. It could even be a fan project of some sort. Whichever the case, I'd play it.

With Activision yet to respond (and unlikely to this close to E3) and Hasbro PR only telling me they do not respond to leaks and to "stay tuned," I'm giving Transformers: Devastation a 50-50 chance of being a real robot boy that changes into a robot car. In other words, it's pretty much up in the air.

E3 Leak Or Not, These Are Some Cool Transformers Screens

What I can tell is that even though I am not seeing a single alternate mode in any of these screens — just bots beating on each other — I would gladly pay $US15 or so for the opportunity to step into the blue booties of the original Optimus Prime and work out some of my frustration.

E3 Leak Or Not, These Are Some Cool Transformers Screens

Anyway, give us a few days and I'm sure we'll clear all of this right up, til all are one with an official announce or denounce-ment. In the meantime, if any of you have concrete info on where these screens come from, share it with the class.


    Fuck wasting this on a game. This needs to be a new show to replace all the fucking god awful looking transformers shows around now. Whatever it is I need it now!

    If I play this game I think I'd choose to play as Devastator

    Needs Stan Bush as well.

    You got the touch!

      No it doesn't.

      Stan Bush remade the song for Fall of Cybertron... It doesn't have the punch the original did.

      Original - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZKpByV5764
      Remake - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hW9QpEN7Y5E

        to be honest its not meant to its a credit song its meant to be subtle

        Original was better along with Lion's Opening. But still a great song.

    BestBuy in Canada already has pre-orders up

    Mike needs to do more research than just clicking a Twitter link that's being ReTweeted.


    - The game will be released on Xbox One, Xbox 360, Playstation 4 and Playstation 3
    - Five Autobots are confirmed to be playable - Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Wheeljack, Sideswipe, and Grimlock
    - The original voice cast will be reprising their roles, including Peter Cullen, Frank Welker and Dan Gilvezan
    - The game will feature five difficulty levels to provide an appropriate challenge to all fans
    - The plot involves Megatron harnessing Plasma Energy in an attempt to cyberform the Earth
    - The game is being developed by notable studio Platinum Games. It is reported that they will be bringing their signature fast action to the game, for instant robot to vehicle attacks, slam downs, counterattacks, and infinite combos
    - Possible release date: October 6th, 2015

      Thankyou for doing someone elses job. Nice to see useful comments in comparison to lack luster new stories!

    Hyperventilating right here, please be a real thing...

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