What could be bigger than a new Transformers game featuring Grimlock, king of the Dinobots? How about five robots combining into one mechanical titan? According to GameStop, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron finally gives us combiners.
Despite featuring several characters named after members of the Aerialbots and Stunticon teams, High Moon Studios has shied away from including combiner teams in their Transformers games of the past. In fact, I can't recall a single game based on the franchise that saw a player taking control of a gestalt character, either in part or as a whole.
Judging by GameStop's product description for next year's Fall of Cybertron, it looks like not only will the Combaticon-formed Bruticus make an appearance, he'll be a playable character.
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron transports you to the final days of the planet Cybertron where you will experience the darkest hours of the apocalyptic war between the Autobots and Decepticons. Embark on an adrenaline-fueled journey through a wide range of missions and massive environments designed around each character's unique abilities. With the stakes higher than ever before, you play as a variety of Transformers, including Grimlock's nearly indestructible T-Rex form and the legendary Combaticons forming into the colossal Bruticus.
Formed from five military vehicles (Hey, a space shuttle can be a military vehicle) Bruticus is the Decepticons' answer to the Autobots' Defensor, a giant robot built from five emergency vehicles. In cartoon continuity the Combaticons were brought to life by Starscream in an attempt to wrest control of the Decepticons from Megatron. Then again, everything Starscream did was an attempt to wrest control of the Decepticons from Megatron.
More details on Fall of Cybertron are expected with this month's issue of Game Informer magazine.
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron [GameStop]
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