While there have been plenty of Transformers games throughout the years, the latest game is a first-of-its-kind. Hasbro and Space Ape Games (Rival Kingdoms) today announced Transformers: Earth Wars, the first-ever real-time strategy game based on the beloved transforming toy franchise.
In Earth Wars, you can play as Optimus Prime and fight for the Autobots or side with Megatron and do battle with your comrades in the Decepticon faction. You will build a team (Bumblebee and Starscream are also confirmed characters) and do battle to claim enemy based to secure Energon stockpiles.
You’ll also need to build a space bridge to allow for further reinforcements to come down from Cybertron, the fictional Transformers home planet.
“The Transformers franchise is like no other,” Julian Farrior, CEO of publisher Backflip Studios said. “The story that has carried on through generations has drawn millions of fans who can’t wait for what’s next Working in conjunction with Hasbro, we’re bringing the Transformers franchise to life in one of the most popular game genres.”
The lines of dialogue in Earth Wars were written by Transformers comic veteran Simon Furman, while the art style is said to be inspired by the Transformers Generations Prime Wars Trilogy series. Additionally, original voice actors Peter Cullen and Frank Welker are on board for Earth Wars to provide the voices of Optimus Prime and Megatron.
Earth Wars is due to launch this spring as a free game featuring in-app purchases. It will be released worldwide, with the exception of Japan and China.
The latest Transformers console game, Transformers: Devastation, was released in October 2015.