Well it looks like Amazon did jump the gun with their listing of Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark but it’s not quite what I was expecting.
It seems to be a mash up of the Cybertron universe and the Bayformer universe, which frankly is quite bonkers as the two are quite separate. It does seem to be using the characters and assets from Cybertron but there is no High Moon logo so who is developing the game is somewhat of a mystery.
UPDATE: The chaps at Seibertron have a bit more info, the game is a mash up of the two universes and will feature both campaign and online modes, including escalation. Weapons and stats will carry through from multiplayer to campaign and vice versa.
As the bots were seen leaving Cybertron at the end of Fall, and this game is obviously set on that planet, then they are either going to have to retcon in the story or just pretend War and Fall do not exist. Either way, it’s a bit of kick in the teeth for High Moon and still does not make any sense, the official Transformers bible links the Cyberton series to the Animated series, not the Movieverse.
TFW2005 report that the game will be “Prime vs Prime, Grimlock vs Grimlock, Earth vs Cybertron, Bumblebee vs Bumblebee”, which, erm, well… oh dear.
Expect a full reveal on Monday, thankfully I am on holiday so won’t be around to quietly sob at the back of the TSA office.
UPDATE #2: The developer is Edge of Reality, famous for porting Mass Effect to the Wii U and, well, that’s about it.