We've known about it for a week, but today Activision officially announced Transformers: War for Cybertron (planet pictured above) and confirmed that versions for Wii and the Nintendo DS are in development as well.
That makes it five platforms for the game - including the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions we already knew about. A news release says Hasbro and developer High Moon Studios will be cooperating on the prequel's story, which will establish much of the Autobots' and Decepticons' stories before their arrival on Earth. Hasbro's Aaron Archer, senior design director, said the game's story will be "used as canon for future storylines in a way we could have only dreamed of a few years ago."
And, of course, the visual appeal will be in tooling around the metallic homeworld of both factions, and meeting and greeting iconic Transformers characters in their native forms.
As for the game itself, an Activision representative said it will feature online competitive and cooperative multiplayer modes. It will also be broken down into two campaigns, one Autobot and one Decepticon. "For the first time in a TRANSFORMERS title, fans will be able to play the game with their friends through team-based online co-op, or go head to head in a variety of intense, online multiplayer game modes," the Activision release said.